Day: August 2, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Character Cavalcades and Reimagined Character Experiences at Walt Disney World

Part of the magic of a Walt Disney World Resort theme park visit is seeing beloved Disney characters. With traditional parades and character greetings on hiatus to promote physical distancing among guests, theme park character experiences have been reimagined in new and different ways. From cavalcades down Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park to sailings down Discovery River at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and much more, characters from dozens of favorite Disney stories will surprise and delight guests across
all four theme parks.

These are just some of the reimagined experiences guests will discover as the theme parks begin their phased reopening.

Goofy will star in “A Goofy Cavalcade!” when Magic Kingdom Park reopens July 11, 2020, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. With traditional parades on temporary hiatus to support physical distancing during the park’s phased reopening, Disney characters will pop up in
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Timely Reasons to Buy a Vacation Home

If you’ve been dreaming of buying a cabin in the woods, a cottage on the beach or some other retreat, you have compelling reasons to pull the trigger. As coronavirus cases surge in parts of the country, being able to shelter away from crowded areas has a lot of appeal. To keep employees healthy, some companies continue to allow telework, reducing the need for workers to be near their offices. Why not plug in with a view of the ocean or mountains?

What’s more, mortgage interest rates have sunk to record lows. In mid July, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipped to 2.98%—the first time the rate has fallen below 3% in the nearly 50 years that Freddie Mac has been keeping records.

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But be prepared to compete with other buyers for the house you want. Following spring shutdowns to slow

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As Coronavirus Impacts Travel Plans, RVs Become High Priority

BUTLER CO., Pa. (KDKA) — The coronavirus pandemic has grounded flights and halted recreation, but there’s one industry that’s thriving.

Travel experts said as people try to get out while limiting the space they share with others, the RV business is skyrocketing.

“This is absolutely way more than I have seen in 20-plus years,” said Scott Murray, a salesperson at Butler RV Center & Auto Sales

Murray said he sees more than 100 visitors per week who are looking to get away without getting the coronavirus.

“They want to go on vacations. They have vacations scheduled but they don’t want to stay in hotels because of the COVID issue,” said Murray.

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KDKA took a tour to see how comfortable, yet costly, camper life can be.

We first looked at the Cherokee. It looks tiny on the outside but once opened up, there’s enough space for

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Adventure travel company offers photographic safaris to the wild side of Norfolk

Norfolk is not known for its awesome wildlife, dramatic scenery or teeming rainforest. But right now the East Anglian county is as good as it gets for adventure tour leader and photographer Paul Goldstein and travel-starved clients.

“I should be on the banks of the Mara river in Africa right now,” said Mr Goldstein as he stood on the edge of a meadow overlooking the placid River Wensum upstream from Norwich.

“I should be watching a million wildebeest and zebra come in from across the border in Tanzania. Unfortunately I can’t, thanks to our government and quarantine, and absurd Foreign Office advice.”

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Instead he is organising trips on behalf of Exodus Travels for keen photographers who are unable to get to more exotic parts of the world.

“It may be not as glamorous nor

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