Monday, January 24, 2011

Planet Hollywood Orlando

Planet Hollywood Restaurants opened their doors to the public in 1992. Showcasing movie memorabilia from such films as The Terminator, Grease, Beverly Hills Cop, Speed and many more. Diners can experience a piece of Hollywood up close and personal while enjoying a meal. 
Planet Hollywood Orlando is located in Downtown Disney on Lake Buena Vista Drive and is open from 11:00a.m. - 1:00a.m daily. The bar area is open till 2:00 a.m. Most meals are reasonably priced and is a family friendly location.

The ceiling of PH Orlando is full of snap shots from movies past and present. Video clips and music videos used in films provide the background music to diners. 

Not only does Planet Hollywood have large items on display such as the bicycle from the film, The Truman Show. It also showcases smaller items like a dagger from the film, City Slickers. 
The next time you're in Orlando stop by the Planet Hollywood restaurant for an entertaining meal. If you can't get to Orlando, check out the Planet Hollywood website for the location nearest to you. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Albuquerque Aquarium

The ABQ BioPark Aquarium located in Albuquerque, New Mexico features a 285,000 gallon ocean tank, sea turtles, eels and  deep and open ocean species. 

The Aquarium is open daily from 9:00am-5:00pm, however, hours due vary upon the season. 

The Aquarium is also very reasonable priced. An adult ticket is $7.00. Depending on combo park packages and discount offers the price can be even cheaper. 

One of their sea turtles swimming in the 285,000 gallon tank.
One of their many sea reptiles.

If you're visiting New Mexico and in Albuquerque the Bio Park is a great deal for families and individuals. It's also a great way to beat the heat in the summer seeing as how it's indoors. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Tips to Survive Airport Security

Embarking on a relaxing vacation often means going through one last obstacle course of stress...
Airport Security
Once getting checked in with the airline, it's off to the security screening checkpoint. If you're prepared and ready then breezing through, stress free shouldn't be a problem. Here's a few tips that greatly increase your chances of having a stress free journey through security. 

1. Liquids out! They say that every airport follows the same guidelines but just to be on the safe side take all of the liquids, creams, gels, pastes and aerosols out of your bags. Currently, passengers are allowed to carry any of these thru as long as they are under 3.4 ounces/100ml. 

Keep them in a plastic zip lock bag and located in one of the outside pockets of your bag. That why you can unzip your bag and easily retrieve them. Once on the other side of security you can place them anywhere in your bag. 

2. Electronics! Large electronics such as a laptops, breathing machines and large gaming systems such as an xbox or wii need to be removed from bags and placed separately in a bin. Smaller items such as reading devices, hand held games and cellphones can be left inside bags. One thing they don't want out is the cords, so neatly packing them separate from electronics will hurry up the process.
So case in point, leaving only the laptop in your sleeves without the cords will allow it to be placed in a bin, without the sleeve/protective gear needing to be removed. 

3. Garments. Bulky clothing such as scarves, jackets, hats and bulky sweaters need to be taken off (if comfortable) and placed in bins as well. If it's cold out, think about removing your scarf or hat once you've warmed up while checking in. That way you won't be standing at security trying to juggle your belongings and bulky clothing items. 

4. Shoes. Unless you're working for the airlines or at the airport then your shoes must be removed. Special cases do exists for people who are unable to remove their shoes but if you can physically remove your shoes then be prepared to send them through the x-ray. 

Wear clean socks or bring a pair that you can put on (if barefoot inside your shoes) because most airports do not clean their floors until the middle of the night. 

Following these tips can often help for a more speedy process through airport security and will ensure you getting to your destination on time!