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RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 13 | Canada

By on September 1, 2016
RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 13 | Canada

As our neighbor to the north, some may overlook Canada as a vacation destination. For those who like to travel internationally, it may seem too close to home. For those who prefer to hop in the car and be in their vacation destination in just a couple of hours, Canada may seem just out of reach. In this issue of RTX Traveler Magazine, we have found many reasons to put your assumptions and preconceived notions aside, change your U.S. dollars for some loonies and toonies, don your toque, grab a double double and head north.

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Banff, Canada

By on September 1, 2016
Banff, Canada

In issue 13 of RTX Traveler Magazine, we feature beautiful Banff, a haven in the Canadian Rockies where visitors love to enjoy the Banff National Park’s stunning mountain vistas, explore underground caves and glacier-fed lakes, soak in the Hot Springs or take in one of many festivals that keep folks entertained throughout the year.

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Panorama Resort, Canada

By on September 1, 2016
Panorama Resort, Canada

Ditch the crowds and strap on your skis for seemingly endless back country slopes in this secluded and magnificent resort skiing destination. Panorama Resort has jaw-dropping views and offers ski-in and ski-out access, a luxury sought out by ski fanatics.

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Kissimmee, FL | I-Drive Orlando

Kissimmee, FL | I-Drive Orlando

Orlando’s International Drive is known to some as the family-friendly answer to the Las Vegas Strip. Commonly known as I-Drive, this 11-mile stretch is the core of the tourism area in Orlando. I-Drive is home to the Orange County Convention Center complex, SeaWorld Orlando, the Wet ‘n Wild Orlando water park and the Universal Orlando theme park, along with many other entertainment complexes, museums, restaurants, bars, outlet malls and attractions.

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Kissimmee, FL | LEGOLAND Florida

Kissimmee, FL | LEGOLAND Florida

If there’s a theme park that’s every bit as enjoyable for parents as it is for kids, it’s LEGOLAND, where creativity, nostalgia and awesomeness rule. Since 1949, children around the world have been assembling these colorful bricks into structures only limited by their imaginations, and the brand’s empire has grown to encompass characters well-known by children and adults. The release of The Lego Movie in 2014 further solidified the clever toy maker as a staple of childhood that never quite fades away.

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Kissimmee, FL |I-Drive 360

Kissimmee, FL |I-Drive 360

One of the most popular vacation destinations in the world for families, Orlando is packed with enough family attractions to keep everyone entertained for months, but most people only have about a week to experience all of central Florida’s fun, and many flock to the big theme parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Epcot Center. However, there are tons of attractions beyond the theme parks that provide fun for everyone. Many of these are located along Orlando’s International Drive, or I-Drive. One of the newest attraction complexes on this stretch provides the perfect way to spend a half day with the whole family. Visit Madame Tussaud’s and the SeaLife Aquarium to get up close to life-like celebrity likenesses and explore the wonders of ocean creatures.

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Naples, FL | RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 12

Naples, FL | RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 12

Since the 1930’s, Naples has been a favorite resort destination, particularly in the winter, when people could enjoy the warm temperatures on the local golf course or at the beaches. The central business area with a few shops and a gas stations that was then known as the Four Corners is still the center of the community. This enclave of shops, restaurants and other local business is bordered by the Gulf coast on one side, and surrounded by grand historic homes on the others.

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Naples, FL | Zoos & Gardens

Naples, FL | Zoos & Gardens

Go beyond the beach and get acquainted with animals, sea life and native plants at outdoor, family-friendly attractions in Naples like the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, a small attraction that is packed with animal exhibits, educational and interactive programs and more. To become totally immersed in the area’s nature, visit the Naples Botanical Garden & Corkscrew Swamp, with a 30-acre nature preserve and 13,000 acres of marsh, wetland and forest.

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Naples, FL | On the Coast & in the Water

Naples, FL | On the Coast & in the Water

The calm gulf waters of Naples’ beaches are ideal for lounging in the sand, splashing in the waves or exploring the tidal pools and mangrove forests and spotting local sea life. Several coastal state parks in the area are ideal for family beach days. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Cocoa Beach, FL | A Space Coast Gem

Cocoa Beach, FL | A Space Coast Gem

Florida has much to offer vacationers, and Cocoa Beach is ideal for families looking for a beach experience and so much more. Located nearly in the exact center of the area known as the Space Coast, the 50 miles of coastline between Titusville and Palm Beach on the Atlantic Ocean, at Cocoa Beach you can watch rocket launches, take a day trip to Orlando’s theme parks or become one with nature in an unspoiled wildlife refuge.

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