Archive for April, 2012

postheadericon Good Eats at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has many yummy restaurants and snack stands to choose from.  Here is a hamburger and carrots (something has to be healthy, right;) ) from Zagora Cafe. 

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postheadericon Busch Gardens, Tampa Wildlife Photos



One of our favorite parts of visiting Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay is seeing and learning about all of the different wildlife in the park.  After all, where else can you get up close with hippos, giraffe, cheetahs, lions, flamingos, bush babies all in the same day?! 

The parks overall African theme (formerly known as Busch Gardens Africa)  is divided into sections and each one has its own theme and animals living in large safe habitats mirroring their own natural habitat.  This provides the perfect setting to really get to know the animals.  

Serengeti Plain at Busch Gardens Tampa

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postheadericon CityWalk: Universal Orlando’s Entertainment Complex


CityWalk at Universal Orlando is an Entertainment Hotspot offering an array of shops, restaurants, movies and nightlife!

It's 5 oclock somewhere

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postheadericon Planning is the Key to Good Travel Photography

Brian Osborne Photography


When I ask in one of my classes what people enjoy taking pictures of, the top answer second only to their children and families, is travel.  This makes sense does it not?  We travel for pleasure and to experience different places but nothing is better than bringing home images that will forever help us to recall the special memories we had and the places we saw.  Now I am biased in that if there is a scale between tourist and photographer, I am way on the side of photographer.  Therefore, the advice below is from that prospective.  However, getting great photographs when we are traveling requires a good deal of photography skills and planning.  Many people approach photography as if it is easy and when something great happens, they know enough to get the shot.  The problem is that is not always true.  I believe what is required to get great images is learning more about photography, practicing and then planning.  In this post, it is the planning that I want to concentrate on.  Planning, what comes to your mind when you think about not only planning a trip but planning for getting great shots?  Here are a few of my thoughts:

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postheadericon Photo – Kookaburra Bird




Kookaburra Bird

Who knew you could get up close and personal with a Kookaburra Bird at Aquatica, Florida?!  This little guy was so cute and he was just showing off his breakfast for all to see.

postheadericon Colonial Williamsburg – Walking through History

Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg

The quaint little town of Colonial Williamsburg is like stepping back in time and visiting a piece of history that makes you feel as though you are actually in the 1800’s!  Walk the paths that were once walked by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and James Madison and see what life was like back then.  You will learn from amazing actors portraying these historical figures as they share their knowledge about life in colonial times.  They will interact with you as though you are actually from that time and it really is a unique and interesting experience. 

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postheadericon Greensprings Plantation in Williamsburg, Virginia

Greensprings Plantation Pool

Greensprings Plantation is your home away from home conveniently located just minutes from the major attractions in Williamsburg, Virginia!  We’ve stayed a few times and have always had a great experience.  The rooms are more like town homes and we were booked in a two bedroom, two bathroom unit (which was bigger than my first apartment).  It was comfortable, clean, and very relaxing!

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