Enjoy Fun in the Sun in St. Thomas with Disney Cruise Line

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St. Thomas is one of the beautiful Virgin Islands you can visit on select Disney Fantasy 7-night Eastern Caribbean itineraries. Once largely occupied by Dutch-owned sugar cane plantations and pirates of the Caribbean, the island is now a haven for water recreation, shopping and sunbathing. During your week of fun on the recently enhanced Disney Fantasy, you’re sure to have a blast exploring St. Thomas and other nearby islands. Here are a few of my suggestions for family-friendly fun in St. Thomas with Disney Cruise Line:

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Doubloon Turtle Cove Sail and Snorkel – On this snorkeling excursion, you’ll feel like a pirate in the Caribbean! Set sail on a doubloon pirate schooner, anchoring at the deserted Turtle Cove off the coast of Buck Island to snorkel among fantastic coral formations, incredible tropical fish. You may even spot sea turtles on this unforgettable Caribbean adventure.

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Abi Beach Full Day Escape – The Virgin Islands offer some of the beast beaches in the Caribbean, and multiple Port Adventures whisk you off to pristine white sand and turquoise blue waters. This tranquil escape takes you to a former 18th-century plantation where you can swim, play and soak up the sun at the beautiful Abi Beach. The full-day adventure includes lunch while you overlook glassy waters and distant islands.

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Tree Limin’ Extreme Zipline Adventure – Limin’ is local slang for “hanging out,” and on this adventure you’ll be hanging out in the trees as you soar high over a lush rainforest canopy atop St. Peter Mountain. You’ll cross two sky bridges and six ziplines, including the one-of-a-kind “yo-yo” zipline that lets you travel forward and backward — the only experience of its kind in the Caribbean!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 



How to Send Mail from Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

One of my favorite spots inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter—Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando Resort is somewhat of a hidden gem, Owl Post. This fun and unique shop can be found next to Ollivanders wand shop in the middle of Hogsmeade.

Inside Owl Post, you can find a variety of stationery and writing implements like feathered quills and beautiful parchments. You will also find some beautiful owl plushes and other gifts. A fan favorite is always this cute Hedwig plush.


In addition to finding some great souvenirs, one of the coolest experiences at Owl Post is mailing a letter with a special Hogsmeade postmark!

Here’s how you do it:

First, choose your stationery and write down all of the adventures you’ve had and memories you’ve made so far in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Next you pick your choice of stamp for your letter. I love the ones with the beautiful shot of Hogwarts castle.


Once you’re ready to mail your letter, you’ll receive a special Hogsmeade stamp on your envelope before you hand it off for delivery.

Next time you’re in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, be sure to share your own adventures with family and friends by mailing a letter from Owl Post.

Would you like to receive mail from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter before your next visit? You can send us a self- addressed envelope and we will return it to you straight from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! This is a great way to surprise someone with a vacation to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or just a special treat for any Harry Potter fan! Read all of the details about how to receive your own mail here.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 


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Enjoy a Tropical Paradise at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando

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Special Rates for Select Disney Cruises Through September 30, 2017

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Mission Space Will Relaunch at Epcot on August 13, 2017 with New Experiences

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Plan Sun Soaked Adventures in Curacao with Disney Cruise Line

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Seven Tips for Universal Orlando Resort Attractions

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