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Disney World Vacation Information

Epcot Center, Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA


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How do you feel about Disney World? People are either very passionate about Disney, or they don’t like it. If you’re more of a get outside and enjoy nature type of person, maybe Disney isn’t for you. But, if you love rides, entertainment, warm weather, and a larger than life make believe world to escape to, Disney World might just be your thing. Squidoo Lensmaster Everythingmouse is a Disney expert, and her passion comes across in her lenses, with thousands of useful tips, links, and suggestions about everything that is…mouse (Mickey, obviously)! Get started reading up her lenses on the Orlando theme park, which are incredibly detailed and useful. Here’s a brief index of just some her informational pages:
Disney World Secrets
Disney World Character Dining
Magic Kingdom Rides
Disney MGM Studios
Christmas at Disney World

She also has a Florida Vacation home rental website that you should take a look at, offering luxury homes to stay at just near the gate!

Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA


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March 25, 2009 at 6:30 pm 2 comments

The Oregon Coast

Rocks on the Beach, Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA




Rocks on the Beach, Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA

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The Oregon coast contains some of the most beautiful spots of shoreline in the country, and some of the world’s most photographed beaches. Lensmaster ArtbyLinda shows us why these sandy beaches of the Pacific Northwest are a great place to windsurf, hike, explore lighthouses or just sit back and relax in her lens, Visit the Oregon Coast.

The lens starts off featuring the Northern Oregon town of Astoria (remember, that town from The Goonies?). While there may not be any pirate ghost ship here, the town sits at the mouth of the Columbia River and has a thriving art community. It is also just across the river from the state of Washington.

Astoria Bridge, Oregon-Washington, USA




Astoria Bridge, Oregon-Washington, USA

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From there, let’s skip right over to my favorite town in Oregon, Cannon Beach. I visited this town in 2005 on a road trip down the west coast and was amazed by the scenery on this beach. While the weather may not always be so warm in this area of the Pacific, the lively scenery more than makes up for it. Huge mountain rock formations look like they were dropped from the sky into the open ocean, the biggest being “Haystack Rock.” It’s a popular tourist destination and a vacation getaway for Portland, Oregon residents.

Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, OR




Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, OR

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Depoe Bay is another beautiful small beachside town on the Oregon Coast. You might recognize the town from the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Smallest Harbor.”

Beach & Kites, Depoe Bay, Oregon




Beach & Kites, Depoe Bay, Oregon

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Further south lies the halfway point of the Oregon coast, Florence. This city sits at the mouth of the Siuslaw River, and is another perfect stop on your trip down Route 101. Florence is home to the famous Sea Lion Caves, which is also directly accessible from Highway 101. The Steller Sea Lions call this huge cave home all year long. From the Sea Lion Caves, you can catch a glimpse of the Heceta Head Lighthouse, one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. Linda also has some excellent photos of some seals in nearby Lincoln City.

Group of Sea Lions Sunbathe on a Rock near Florence, Oregon




Group of Sea Lions Sunbathe on a Rock near Florence, Oregon

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Heceta Head Lighthouse, Florence, Oregon, USA




Heceta Head Lighthouse, Florence, Oregon, USA

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The Oregon coast is the perfect vacation to plan for a beautiful scenic journey. It lacks the crowds of California, but has possibly an even more impressive coastline and better beaches. If you’re looking for places to stay on the Oregon coast, Linda has listed hundreds of hotels to check out!

Sunset on the Oregon Coast Near Gold Beach




Sunset on the Oregon Coast Near Gold Beach

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March 12, 2009 at 12:45 am 1 comment

Beautiful Bournemouth, England

Bournemouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom




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Lensmaster Poddys has created a travel masterpiece about the city of Bournemouth, United Kingdom. Written from the perspective of someone who has lived there and experienced what the seaside resort town has to offer, it seems like a real gem, and isn’t all that traveled by people that live outside of the UK. It’s also recorded as one of the safest spots in England to live, with crime rates far below the national average.

Beach Huts at Bournemouth, Dorset, England




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Generally, the weather in Bournemouth seems relatively mild, with average temperatures hovering between 40 and 72°F all year as a daytime high. Known for its steep seaside cliffs, these afford extraordinary views of the coastline and the English Channel. The town is even within driving distance to Paris, France, only a six hour drive away.

While much of England has deep, old roots, the town of Bournemouth is not as new as others. Being established only at the beginning of the 1800’s, the growth of this town has exploded over the years to become the largest town within Dorset.

Compton Acres Italian Garden, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom




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Planning a trip to this wonderful town? You can Poddy’s has some great suggestions on where to stay in Bournemouth, the beautiful area of England’s south coast. Take it from someone who has lived there! If I ever get to visit England, which I know I will, I’m making Bournemouth a priority to visit.

March 5, 2009 at 10:46 pm 2 comments


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