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Disney Magic Cruise Timelapse

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Dec 9th 2013 03:19 PM
Disney Magic Cruise Timelapse Video

The Disney Magic underwent a major overhaul earlier this year, which included new looks and new additions to a ship that, when it debuted in 1998, was hailed as revolutionizing family cruising. The changes include an updated atrium, Marvel's Avengers Academy for the kids, a new Brazilian-influenced restaurant and, for all ages, the AquaDunk waterslide. The 37-foot-tall thrill ride takes riders almost straight down and out over the water. The ship also features a family pool and an adults-only pool, Quiet Cove.

AOL Travel rode along for the Magic's two-night debut out of Miami in October. Here's a taste of what it's like to sail on the ship -- in timelapse.
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Best Airport Food: Eight Restaurants for Chowing Down on Local Flavors

by Rebecca Dolan. Posted Apr 18th 2011 01:45 PM
airport restaurants

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Given the questionable reliability of air travel these days, there's a chance that that booking fee is going to include a no-expenses-paid, overnight vacation in an airport terminal. Or there's always the missed connection or five-hour layover option. The situation can be especially depressing when escaping the airport is not an option.
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The ABCs of the Caribbean Islands

by Shira Levine. Posted Apr 12th 2011 07:00 AM
Caribbean Islands

Shira Levine, AOL

Choosing an island getaway shouldn't be dictated by whatever sweet deals the airlines happen to be plugging. There are a whopping 28 island nations and 7,000 individual islands that comprise the Caribbean, and their personalities differ dramatically.
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Hotels in Miami Beach Florida: Favorite Stays for Singles, Design Lovers and Families

by Annemarie Dooling. Posted Mar 14th 2011 09:45 AM
Art Deco, beach views, and family friendly – there are lots of fantastic hotels in Miami Beach, Florida. Regardless of what your style is, there's bound to be a place in Miami for you. All you need is a little research and you're on you way to booking a sunny Florida vacation.
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Miami Spring Break Leads to Sand, Sun, and Fun

by Shawn Douglas. Posted Mar 7th 2011 01:00 PM
Miami spring break

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March is here, and with it comes spring break for most college students. Looking for sand, sun, and surf, many will turn to the beaches of Miami this year. Warmer temperatures and numerous events make a Florida spring break very appealing, and Miami will surely be in the thick of the fun.
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