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10 (Almost) Free Travel Deals, 2014 Edition

SmarterTravel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

"Free." It's everyone's favorite four-letter word, and one especially dear to travelers the world over. Want to get something for nothing? Check out these 10 no-strings-attached travel offers.

How Harry Potter And T.S. Eliot Showed Me My Kids Growing Up Isn't Quite So Sad

Amanda Magee | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

We caught the girls playing with one another's hair, singing to each other in the long lines, helping with stuck zippers or big words. They slept in a tangle each night and ran shoulder-to-shoulder all day. They were aware of each other in a way that they are of their friends, "Oh, you, yes, I like you. Let's laugh together."

How to Combine a Disney World and Universal Orlando Vacation

MiniTime | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

With only a limited number of vacation days, many families wonder how they can fit a visit to both of these destinations in one trip. The good news is that it may be easier than you think!

How Wilmer Valderrama Helped Make From Dusk Till Dawn a Featured Attraction at This Year's Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

Jim Hill | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Unfortunately, given that Wilmer's post That '70s Show career has mostly been built around family-friendly fare like Handy Manny... Well, it was kind of hard to imagine how that preschool program could be used as fodder for a haunted house.

My Mother Said Your Father Was Shot in the Balls

Rocky Lang | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books
Rocky Lang

His words ricocheted across the playground blacktop with deafening clarity. My sixth grade best friend, Andy Stewart, was racing towards me yelling at the top of his lungs: "HEY, LANG... MY MOTHER SAID YOUR FATHER WAS SHOT IN THE BALLS!"

One Can Dream: Out of Work Actors Reply to EW's Message to Hollywood

David Fagin | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
David Fagin

The movie business - probably more than any other industry - is run by a select group of men and women whose main goal is simply to keep their job another day.

Florida Has Jimmy Feeling Very Thankful And Sweaty

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.20.2014 | Comedy

"The Tonight Show's" last day in Florida had Jimmy Fallon feeling very thankful. He was thankful for all the kindness people showed him, all the fun t...

Kevin Hart REALLY Doesn't Like Roller Coasters

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Comedy

You must be this tall to totally lose it. Kevin Hart stopped by "The Tonight Show" Tuesday, June 17, and since the show is filming in Orlando, Jimm...

Jimmy Fallon Goes Full-On 'Miami Vice'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Comedy

"The Tonight Show" is heading to Florida for a week at Universal Orlando, and Jimmy and Higgins decided to arrive in style. To get to the show on time...

Thrill Rides! Orlando's Top Roller Coasters

WHERE | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
WHERE

With super-turbo speeds and insane upside-down loops, these roller coasters aren't for the kiddos.

Dinner With 'Lone Survivor' Marcus Luttrell, A Hero of Another Name

Aaron Sagers | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

I don't want to call Marcus Luttrell a hero. After a day spent "playing" at being a Navy SEAL with machine guns, a rappelling wall and helicopter, I'm sitting across from the real deal in a fancy dining room overlooking the White House in Washington D.C. on Memorial Day weekend.

Oh, the Irony: An Afternoon with Bethany Hamilton at Universal Studios

Reid Levin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Celebrity
Reid Levin

Big wave surfing, book writing and inspiring those in dark places are all much more important than clearing the air with regard to an accident that was out of her control. She's a woman now and it seems maturity has turned over a new leaf for her.

'Fast & Furious' Ride Heading To Universal Studios Hollywood In 2015

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment

Universal Studios has announced a new ride coming to its theme park inspired by the “Fast & Furious” film franchise. The studio made the annou...

All Aboard The Hogwarts Express ... Seriously

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment

The new Harry Potter-themed area opening at Universal Orlando Resort this summer will allow fans to ride the Hogwarts Express train and experience the...

They. Are. Everywhere.

AP | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp. will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in California and Florida theme parks, stepping outside its core busin...

8 Things to Do in Orlando...Without the Kids

Viator | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Viator

It's no doubt that Orlando is the quintessential kid-oriented entertainment paradise. Mickey and Minnie sightings, splashy water rides, and acrobatic ...

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

Budget Travel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these five cities ideal to consider for your travel itinerary this year.

On This Day In 'Back To The Future' History ...

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment

On this date in "Back to the Future" history, Nov. 12, 1955, lightning struck the clock tower in Hill Valley, Calif. providing enough power (1.21 giga...

The Simpsons' Springfield Finds a Home

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Mark I. Pinsky

Over the years, the series' creators and writers have scattered tantalizing, coy, and intentionally contradictory hints about the town's location. Last spring, Universal ended the debate.

Do You Think Universal Studios Should Have Canceled This Controversial Halloween Show?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.24.2013 | Gay Voices

On Saturday Huff Post Gay Voices featured a story about a show at Universal Studios' "Halloween Horror Nights" titled "Bill and Ted's Excellent Hallow...

How U.S. Theme Parks Are Gearing Up For Halloween

Budget Travel | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

It's never too early to start planning for Halloween, and some theme parks start the festivities in late September. We've got the inside scoop on Halloween events happening this year at Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, and Six Flags theme parks.

11 Best Winter Getaways to Lock in NOW

Budget Travel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know, we know: You've still got some sand in your shoes. Who wants to think about winter when it's still so far away? But you might want to reconsider. If you want a price as dreamy as these trips, don't wait for the first snowfall to make your reservation.

Security Officers Ruin Girl's Birthday Over This T-Shirt

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business

Way to ruin a girl's birthday, guys. Security officers at Universal Studios in Florida kicked an entire family out of the park Saturday night bec...

Amusement Rides Have Come A Long Way

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 08.22.2013 | Travel

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Boasting obscure characters and detailed story lines, several new attractions opened at theme parks this summer in Central Flori...

It Used to Be, When You Bought a Vibrator...

Courtney Garcia | Posted 10.05.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

While I knew these days you could do almost anything with your phone, I never fathomed masturbating was an option. But like my mom always said, "Where there's a will, there's a way."