• How to explore Orlando
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    How to Explore Orlando on a Budget

    Orlando is known for its huge theme parks such as Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. But unfortunately, tickets to these attractions don’t come cheap and if you’re paying for your whole family the cost will quickly add up. However, just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy yourself in Orlando as there are in fact a host of great and low-cost things to do in and around the city. Furthermore, many of these are likely to be much more appealing to older holidaymakers than the kid-oriented theme parks, while there’s also plenty to do to keep the little ones entertained. Even hiring a car can…

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    Hetch Hetchy Valley, Yosemite National Park

    Hidden away in northwest corner of Yosemite National Park, Hetch Hechy Valley is one place you’ll probably never hear of but while visiting the park it’s worth a visit. The valley is home to O’Shaughnessy Dam which holds back the 117 billion gallon reservoir supplying fresh clean drinking water to the San Francisco Bay area residents. In the early 1900s the dam was a highly debated subject with preservationists wanting the valley to remain untouched but after the 1906 great San Francisco earthquake and fire the city won and the Raker Act of 1913 allowed the flooding of the valley. The Sierra Club continues to advocate for the removal of…

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    Houston Space Center Texas

    The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is located on the west side of Clear Lake, 25 miles south-east of Houston. It is the monitoring center for all of NASA’s manned flights – the well-known Mission Control. Those visiting the Johnson Space Center will find much of interest in the Visitor Orientation Center. There are film shows, astronaut’s rations, models of space capsules, some objects from the Gemini, Mercury and Apollo manned space programs, and even some samples of moon rock. For those who enjoy a more hands on experience, you can try on the helmets that astronauts wear, and try their hand in steering a spacecraft in a simulator. Visitors…

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    The Dallas World Aquarium And Zoo

    The Dallas World Aquarium and zoo is located near the Historic West End District in downtown Dallas, at 1801 North Griffin Street. After renovating an old warehouse, the aquarium opened its doors in 1992. It purchased another warehouse next door, which is joined to the original building by a “channel.” The second part of the aquarium was opened in 1997, and the “channel” connects the freshwater and the saltwater ecosystems. The Dallas World Aquarium not only exhibits species that live in the water, but also contains flora and fauna from around the world. There is a rain forest section that includes a number of flying species that can be seen…

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    Atlanta Stone Mountain Park

    Not all monuments are stand-alone structures. Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta, USA, is one of the biggest monuments in the world and spans over 25 million square feet and rises over 800 feet from the ground. The monument is a carved area of rock in the likeness of the three confederate heroes. This monument is packed all year round, but more so over national holidays and weekends. Although this monument does hold great historical importance to the American people, there is a lot more to this monument than just a historical site. The surrounding area is breathtaking, with many fabulous photo opportunities. The summer months can be quite warm, but…