When Travel Plans Fall Through

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Going traveling is always exciting, whether you go alone or travel with family or friends. It gives you new experiences and allows you to see the world or just your country. However, there’s one experience that you don’t want to put up with, and that’s having your travel plans canceled or changed. You’ve spent time planning your travels perfectly, but now things won’t go to plan because of a delayed flight or a canceled tour. It can be extremely inconvenient and even upsetting, but it’s also a chance for you to learn something new. If you have to deal with your plans being changed, here’s how you can keep your head.

Rearranging Your Plans

Your first thought is probably what you’re going to do next. When your plans are suddenly canceled, they could be months away, or you might already be in the middle of them. You could be stuck at an airport or traveling toward your destination. Or perhaps you had a vacation planned for the future that is no longer possible. If rearranging your plans is a pressing matter, you need to start coming up with a new plan right away. You might be able to find someone to speak to, either in person or over the phone. An airline representative or travel company rep might be able to help you deal with your issue. Think about what you want or need to do next. Perhaps your next step is to arrange tickets for a new flight, or maybe it’s to find different accommodation.

Covering the Costs

No one expects things to go wrong, but some people prepare for it anyway. However, if you haven’t ensured you have extra funds, you might be wondering how you’re going to pay for your change of plans. In some cases, perhaps you’ll get your money back in time to make new plans. But there are other times when you could be stuck in an airport or somewhere else, and you can’t leave without paying your way out. If you don’t have any spare funds, you’re going to have to get the cash from somewhere. One option is to consider payday loans, which you can apply for online and even using an app with some lenders. You can also ask family members or friends to help you. Or you can use your credit card if you have one.

Staying Calm

It can be very stressful when your travel plans fall through, especially if you’re in the middle of your travels. It’s normal to feel upset and perhaps even panic a bit, but staying calm will help you get things sorted quickly. It might feel like a disaster, but if you take a couple of minutes to think about everything logically, you’ll soon realize that you can sort things out. Take some deep breaths and consider who you can ask for help if you need it.

Find Out Your Rights

It’s always worth knowing your consumer rights if your travel plans fall through. If you experience a cancellation or delay, you might be able to get compensation. Your airline or travel company might be required to offer you another flight, somewhere to stay, or perhaps vouchers for food. If you have travel insurance, you should also check what it covers. You might be able to claim back the money you have to spend.

Work Together

If you’re traveling with a group of people, make sure it’s not left to one of you to sort everything out. You can work as a group to put your heads together and figure out what you’re going to do next. Everyone can have a task so that you can come up with a new plan and carry it out. Be supportive of each other too, so that you can get through it together.

Make the Most of Your Changed Plans

Don’t let your change of plans ruin everything. If it alters the course of your travels, use it as an opportunity to experience something new. Maybe you’ve had to book different accommodation, travel with a different company, or even put your trip off until later in the year. Whatever happens, you can use it as a learning experience. Perhaps you originally intended to do one thing, but you ended up having to try a completely different type of traveling. You might find that you enjoy it more than you expect to.

Changes to your travel plans might be annoying, but you can view them as something positive once you’ve worked out what to do next.

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Jet-Set And Ready: What You Must Do Before You Travel

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There are plenty of stresses brought to us by modern life. The constant buzz of work and a boisterous family. How does one get away from it all? The rush and stresses of life?

Travel

It’s the great get-away to places unknown (or known). It’s an excellent way to give back, find yourself and develop new skills. Travel might very well be a key part in your personal growth. Not only that, but you can flee the stresses of your normal life for an adventure in a distant land.

No matter if it’s an all-expenses cruise or a backpacking holiday where you have to really get your hands dirty, travel is an amazing way to truly escape into a world of wonder.

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But hold your horses! It’s all good having your head in the clouds thinking of your next destination, but there’s some serious groundwork you have to lay before you can jet off. Not only that, but there is a lot you have to consider.

Firstly, plan your luggage and pack lightly. Don’t be the guy/girl carrying eighteen packs around. Traveling isn’t really about carrying stuff. It’s about enjoying yourself and exploring, and you can’t do that under the strain of heaving loads of luggage. If you can afford to leave something at home, leave it at home. There’s no excuse for bringing a laptop, a tablet, a camera and a smartphone when just the small smartphone will suffice for every job! Having your luggage packed well before your departure will save you a lot of issues.

Plan well for your getaway – this will make your journey so much easier if you know exactly where you are going and when. Have your routes to and from the airport planned out and pre-book your trips to the airport via taxis or transfers if you can. It’s all about putting in the work before it actually becomes a headache!

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There are two forms of research you must do – once for fun and once for coping. Fun research involves having a long look at your destination and planning your itinerary – where will you visit, what will you do? This is essential as you’re not going away to stare at a wall for a week! Find some fun activities to take part in and have a look at the restaurants around your hotel. Google Maps can help here as it can recommend the best food and restaurants near your hotel based on reviews. The other form of research here is coping – do you understand the language? What are the local customs? Is there any danger? Do you need to get vaccinated for or protect yourself from diseases like hepatitis c sofosbuvir? This is important to know!

Planning, preparation and research are three things you must do before your next vacation. Yes, it’s work, but performing it in advance is going to make sure you have the getaway of a lifetime!

 

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Western Australia: A Magical Land Down Under

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When people think of taking a trip to Australia, they usually think of Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast or the Great Barrier Reef. Though these are all great places to visit, they are missing out a huge chunk of Australia. And when I say huge, I mean huge! Western Australia is the largest state in the country, covering over 2,400 kilometres of land from north to south. This part of the world is prime for an unforgettable road trip, and here are some of the places you won’t want to miss if you decide to journey to this incredible part of the world.

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Hands up if you knew that Perth is the world’s most isolated city?! Despite being so far away from the rest of civilization, this is where over a million people call home and it is the fourth largest city in the whole country. Many people fall in love with this area, and even decide to make it their home when they find good land packages in locations throughout Western Australia.

An unforgettable experience to have here is visiting Perth Zoo, where you and your family can see some kangaroos first hand. They even wander around on the visitors paths so you can really get up close and personal!

Perth’s beaches are some of the best in the whole country, but if you are heading here, make sure to stock up on sunscreen and insect repellent. Scarborough beach is one of the most popular amongst visitors, while Cottesloe is also fun for all the family.

If you are travelling with older kids, why not take a trip to Adventure World, the only theme park in the area complete with roller coasters, water slides and go-karts. They also have a few rides to keep younger kids entertained as well.

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South of Perth, this is the place to go to enjoy the great outdoors including hiking, biking, surfing and other water sports. The other thing this place is best known for is its incredible wineries and vineyards. I’m sure that has caught your attention! A more family-friendly activity is whale-watching, which is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many people. There are plenty of tour companies in the area that offer this experience so don’t miss out if you are in this part of the world.

Monkey Mia

Spotting some wildlife is a must-do activity while in Western Australia. I’ve already mentioned kangaroos and whales, but another magical experience in seeing the dolphins at Monkey Mia. The overall area is known as Shark Bay, and access to the Marine Park here is totally free. You will want to arrive at Monkey Mia as early as possible for your best chance to see the dolphins. It’s even possible to feed them which is an experience you and your family will never forget!

Though the dolphins steal the show, there are plenty of other fantastic native creatures to spot during your time here including the woylie, mallee fowl, southern brown bandicoot and bilby. Though these may sound like creatures from Harry Potter, they are very real and here is one of the only places in the world you can come to see them!   

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6 Useful Ultralight Backpacking Tricks

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Modern way of hiking and backpacking teaches us that we are able to do much more and to travel far greater distances by simply cutting the weight. This is the basis of ultralight philosophy where you have to decide what items to cut and how to reduce your already light backpack.

There are numerous benefits to traveling light. First of all, it is much easier and it reduces risk of an injury. Also, it allows you to quickly adapt to unforeseen situations.

With these 6 tips, you will be able to pack like a pro!

  1. Tent, backpack and sleeping pad – the big three

Ultralight packing always has to start with these three items. Given that tent it the biggest one, we need to go from it and then, plan everything else. Ultralight philosophy revolves around creation and sewing of your own items. This also includes tent. You can create one that suits your body’s dimensions and is much smaller than the ones sold in shops. Same goes for backpack and sleeping pad. Based on this, you can reduce a lot of weight during the very first step of the process.

  1. Minimize your clothes

Basically, the clothes that are on you is everything you need. Naturally, if your hike will last for a several months, you will need to adapt to change of seasons and bring something extra. Nevertheless, you will need spare socks as they are crucial for warmth. All clothing items should be synthetic (except for socks and boots, of course). It is common for clothes to get soaked while on the trail. If you are wearing cotton, it will take a lot of time to dry them. In other words, you will have to wear wet clothes if you wish to continue your hike. Synthetic fabrics, on the other hand, are impregnable.

  1. Reduce the amount of water in your backpack

According to ultralight backpacking, all you need is one medium bottle of water. Make sure to stay hydrated and drink whenever you can in big quantities. Basically, you will carry most of the water in your stomach. Instead of drinking bit by bit during the whole day, you will need to make a compromise and drink water seldom.

  1. Food should also be considered

Inexperienced hikers lose a lot of space in their backpacks for food. They bring food that is energy rich without thinking how big it actually is making the backpack really heavy. Although energy rich food is necessary for hiking, you need to find the way to reduce it. Dry food is optimal in this case. You can also choose to dry and pack food yourself. This way, you will create perfect portions according to your daily needs.

  1. Multipurpose items

Ultralight hiker has to compromise and adapt all the time. This can be seen through choice of items he brings. Instead of carrying objects with one function, he has to opt for multipurpose items. Even if something is not meant to be used in a certain way, you need to improvise.

  1. Split the weight

This last tip pertains to hikers who are traveling in a group. There is no need for everyone to carry the same set of items. Instead, make the arrangement in advance and decide who is going to carry what. Another great way to minimize your backpack.

Ultralight backpacking is based on resourcefulness. It is a hiking model which was invented by hikers who, at certain point, lacked items from their backpack. They realized we are carrying too much stuff as it is and create ultralight backpacking. Hopefully, you will adapt it on your next hike.

 

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Where Will Your Next Family Vacation Take You?

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Family vacations can become a little bit stale and boring at times. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut and do the same kind of thing over and over. When it comes time to think about your next family vacation, why not approach it from a different angle? There are lots of different ways to travel, and plenty of different things to see. Perhaps one of these ideas will become your best vacation yet:

Under The Sea

If your kids love the idea of being under the sea (who doesn’t love Dory and Nemo?), then you could take a vacation that gives them that view. You can try a glass bottomed boat ride. Or maybe you fancy walking under the sea with the fish swimming above you? There are lots of different SeaWorld Centers all over the world to delight your little ones. All you need to do is pick the one you want.

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Of course, if you’re an active family, you might choose to take a snorkeling or even a diving vacation. You can all learn and qualify as divers if the kids are old enough. Little ones can learn to snorkel as soon as they’re safe to swim. Choose warmer climates with plenty of tropical fish to make these vacation memories last a lifetime.

Up In The Sky

Hot air balloons are one of those things you can’t help but stare at up in the sky. Even though they take ages to drift from view, your gaze is fixed. Most kids would love the chance to fly in a hot air balloon, so why not make that the focus of your next vacation idea? Of course, the more adventurous families might fancy a helicopter ride weaving in and out of the grand canyon. Or how about a bungee jump?

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Parachute jumps are one of those experiences that you never forget. You can take on a little training so you can jump solo, but your kids will need to be pretty grown up to join in. Alternatively, you can enjoy the feeling of flight by taking one. Airplanes fascinate kids and adults alike. Why not book a flight on something extra special like a wartime bomber?

Across The Land

When it comes to vacations, the road trip is what springs to mind for many. The vehicle you choose depends on how many of you are going. If you need a trailer, it makes sense to look for a good RV. But motor vehicles aren’t the only way to enjoy the landscape. Active families may enjoy taking on one of the hundreds of great cycle routes America has to offer. It’s also a great way to get fit!

Hiking is another pastime families enjoy when they’re on vacation. This is particularly good fun when you’re camping. You can ramble across the country and camp when you’re tired. There are dozens of excellent trails. Or you might prefer a well-trodden path near a large camping area. What will your next vacation look like?

 

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Key Largo Princess Glass Bottom Boat

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Disclosure- We received cruise admission on the Key Largo Princess in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.  20160720_133945Last week my family and I went to Islamorada in the Florida Keys for a few days. I was looking for a fun adventure and I found the Key Largo Princess Glass Bottom Boat. The Key Largo Princess sails 3 times daily (10am, 1pm, 4pm) from Key Largo Holiday Inn through coral reefs in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary. It’s a great way to see lots of fish, sharks, coral, and other sea life while staying dry.
P1260211When we first got on board the boat we went into the air conditioned salon where the glass bottom is to cool off for a bit because it was so hot outside. Once we began to sail my husband and older daughter decided to stay below and relax in the A/C while my daughter and I went up on deck to the front of the boat to enjoy the breezes and beautiful ocean view. 20160720_130950It was so gorgeous and relaxing. Here are some of the houses, boats, and more that we saw while we sailed to the reef.

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P1260242The ride out to the reef is about 45 minutes. Once we arrived on the reef we all went down to the glass bottom salon part of the boat. Viewing windows of the glass bottom total 280 square feet in area. The crew was so knowledgeable of all of the marine life we were seeing. 20160720_135730The staff made sure to point out the marine life and give us great information on everything we were seeing. It was so cool to see various types of coral, fish, rays, and sharks right below us. The kids had fun dangling their feet over the railing as we all sat on the floor watching the sea life go by. We saw a nurse shark right under the boat. It would have been the perfect picture but unfortunately my camera closed when I clicked to take a picture. I was so bummed!

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20160720_144648The cruise was so much fun and a great taste of the underwater beauty of Florida but I want to mention that if you get sea sick, this might not be the activity for you. Unfortunately my husband got sea sick about half way through the trip. The crew was really helpful coming around with cups of ice water for anyone that wasn’t feeling well. If you usually get sea sick I suggest bringing along some sea sick preventative. My girls and I didn’t have any problems with being sea sick and really enjoyed the cruise.
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Here’s Why Byron Bay Is Australia’s Hottest Destination

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Melbourne: check. Sydney: check. Perth: check. Once you’ve done all of Australia’s major cities, you might be struggling to think of where else to check out in the vast country. However, I’ve got a fantastic destination for you. My hot tip for your next trip to Oz is Byron Bay. This pretty coastal town is just under a two-hour drive south of Brisbane. It’s pretty out of the way, but the extra journey there will be very much worth it. Here are some reasons why it’s so fantastic.

Surfing

Byron Bay is one of Australia’s best surfing spots. Seasoned surfers often run out to show off their skills on the waves. However, it is also the perfect place for beginners to learn the ropes as well. There are many surf schools in the town that can help you get up on a surfboard in no time at all. Not too keen on surfing? Doesn’t mean you should miss the beach. You can also spend the day working on your tan and enjoying a cocktail from one of the many beach bars.

Tour The Local Area

There are lots of ways you can get out and about in Byron Bay’s surrounding countryside. You can jump on a bicycle or simply go off on a hike. However, if you really want to discover everything the local region has to offer, join a tour group. There are many different ones you can choose from, including Travezl tours in Byron Bay. Remember to have your camera with you at all times so that you can take plenty of snaps of the beautiful sights.

Arakwal National Park

Arakwal National Park is known for its white sandy beaches and stunning coastline. Tallow Beach is one of its main attractions. This 32-kilometer stretch of shore is popular with walkers, birdwatchers, and whale watchers. While you are in the park, watch out for its two native frog species, the Wallum Froglet, and the Wallum Sedge Frog.

Cape Byron Lighthouse

One thing everyone does when in Byron Bay is to take a trip to the Cape Byron Lighthouse. It is located in the easternmost part of the Australian mainland. The building looks uncharacteristically low for a lighthouse, but it was built that way to take into account the fact the land is quite high up. Today, the lighthouse is an icon of the entire bay area and is often used as a symbol for Byron Bay.

Terrific Restaurants

Byron Bay is also known for its marvelous restaurants and eateries. Carnivores should head straight for Main St. Burger Bar to chow down on some meaty patties topped with a variety of relishes and salads. Thai food is a big deal in Australia, and that is especially the case in the bay area. Traditional Thai is situated in the center of town and known for its delicious pork belly dishes and Thai green curries.

So next time you’re planning a trip Down Under, make sure you plan in some time in Byron Bay. You’ll certainly thank me!

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US Vacation Ideas That Your Kids Will Love

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Often, heading abroad on vacation isn’t doable for families because of how expensive it is. Many parents worry that if they don’t go abroad for their vacation, their kids will have a rubbish time. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Believe it or not, vacationing in the US can be a lot of fun. There are some really great places that are perfect for family vacations right here in the US.

If this summer you’ve decided to stay in the US, there are plenty of fantastic places that you can visit. It’s just a case of working out what type of trip is within your budget, as well as what you and your family would enjoy. To help you do that, here are some US vacation ideas that your kids are sure to love.

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Go wild camping at Yellowstone National Park

If your kids love the great outdoors, why not plan a wild camping experience for them? The US has lots of natural areas that are perfect for wilderness trips, but the biggest and best has to be Yellowstone. If you’re an active family that loves nature, enjoys hiking, and is always looking for an adventure, this could be the ideal trip for you. You’ll need a tent, a BBQ, and a range of other camping equipment, but that’s all. You can cycle, hike, fish, swim, or kayak here, as well exploring the area of the park that you’re camping in.

Plan a road trip to the coast

Are you a family that loves sun, sand and sea? Then a road trip to the coast could be the perfect vacation for you. The US has so many beautiful beaches, from Miami Beach to Malibu, there are lots of places to visit and explore. Road trip to the coast in a motorhome or RV, and spend some time sunbathing while the kids build sandcastles and splash about in the sea.

Explore the Grand Canyon

The mistake that many people make is thinking that the Grand Canyon is just one attraction. When actually it’s a huge national park. There are areas hiking, swimming, cycling, kayaking, and plenty of other activities. You can bird watch, find unique and interesting insects, and spend time exploring the rocky area. There are tours you can go on, helicopter rides, and plenty of other fun and exciting activities.

Visit New York for a city break

If you would prefer a vacation that includes a little more sightseeing, a city break in New York could be perfect for you. There are plenty of deals and discounts on city breaks; it’s just a case of shopping around until you find a suitable one. Look for self-catered accommodation as that will help to keep the cost of your trip down. It’s also a good idea to book tickets to any sights and attractions that you want to visit in advance, as this will save you money. Most attractions offer a 10 percent off online deal, so this is worth looking into.
Just because you don’t want to leave the US for your summer vacation this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time.

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The Best Gifts For An Obsessive Traveler

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When it comes to birthdays and Christmases, it’s always difficult to figure out what to buy. It’s not easy to buy for the travelers, who always get gifts based on their love of exploring the world. It’s never easy to know what to get them, but there are a few good ideas out there. Here are the best gifts you can buy for an obsessive traveler!

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Travel Journals

A really cheap and good way to keep a traveler happy is to load them with journals and stationery. Travelers relish the idea of creating memories and experiencing amazing things above all else. Journals give them a way of recording their thoughts and memories to look back on in the future. Also, they can use journals as a way of remembering all the places they’ve managed to visit, and give them ideas for where they plan to go in the future.

Books

There’s always downtime when travelling, especially when sitting on a plane or waiting for a bus. Books are a great way of killing time, so buy something travel-related. Go for a fantastic real-life story that will not only motivate them but engage them too. Alternatively, you might just want to buy them a Kindle voucher so they can pick a choice themselves for their device.

Clothing

By now, you probably have a good idea of where they’re planning to visit next. For example, if they’re going to visit a particularly hot country, buy them some clothing to suit! Ask friends and family about what clothing they might be in need of. From a winter jacket to a pair of swim shorts, everything will be greatly received as the financial difficulties of travelling begin to set in.

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Activities For An Upcoming Holiday

If you have an even better idea of where they’re about to set off to, you could make their trip even more exciting! It’s possible to buy tickets to famous landmarks and attractions in the area online, which makes for a great present! Also, if they prefer to explore rather than stick in one area, you could buy them a tour. In Australia, you can discover the Great Ocean Road with a tour and similar experiences can be found all over the world.

Days Out

One of the growing attractions for many gift buyers is the idea of gifting days out.  Amazon and Groupon are two of the most famous outlets for selling this sort of thing in the past. They’re fairly cheap, and they often incorporate thrilling experiences. Sometimes, they even include hotel accommodation in the price. If this person seems more interested in visiting the local soccer stadium than touring the world, this is probably your best option.

When you think about it, buying gifts for an obsessed traveller isn’t all that hard. There are all sorts of tailored options out there to make the decision much easier. Try and find out a bit more information in advance from people who know them to give you the best idea of what to buy. Whatever you go for; I’m sure they’ll be very happy with your choice!

 

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Follow Me to the #CaptainAmericaEvent #ABCTVEvent #TeamIronMan

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The first night we arrive in Los Angeles we will be screening Captain America: Civil War. I am so excited! Part of our pre-trip “homework” was to rewatch most of the other Marvel movies- IRON MAN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, IRON MAN 2, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, IRON MAN 3, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and ANT-MAN. This was the best homework assignment I have ever done! All of the bloggers were asked to pick a side- #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan and I of course chose Team Iron Man. I’ll admit I have a little crush on Robert Downey Jr. so I’m hoping he’s one of the stars we will be interviewing. We should find out any day now who the stars from Captain America: Civil War that we’ll be interviewing. Which side would you be on #TeamIronMan or #TeamCap?

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire  for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.

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Have you been watching The Family? I love it! It is dark and twisty and keeps you guessing. Who can you trust? Who’s guilty? And what happened to Adam? We will be joining Jenna Bans (@jennabans), the creator & executive producer of ABC’s new drama, “The Family” (Sundays at 9/8c), as well as  Zach Gilford (“Danny”), Alison Pill (“Willa”), Floriana Lima (“Bridey” – @florianalima), for a family-style dinner. During dinner we will be live tweeting episode 7. We will also get a special sneak preview of episode 8 and have a Q&A session with the stars and Ms. Bans. Make sure to follow along on twitter and I’ll ask whatever questions you may have. https://www.facebook.com/TheFamilyABC
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The Catch- Thursdays 10/9c on ABC #TheCatch #ABCTVEvent #TGIT

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The newest addition to #TGIT on ABC is “The Catch” (from the producers of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder”).  Alice Vaughan is LA’s top private investigator, but when her fiancé Benjamin Jones cons her out of millions and disappears, she goes on a private mission for payback stopping at nothing to catch her man.

While in LA we will get to go behind the scenes of The Catch which is one of my new favorite shows. It is an excitingly delicious cat and mouse game and I just love it. There are lots of twists and turns and I’m certainly hooked. I can’t wait to show you all the behind the scenes pictures and details! If you’re not watching The Catch, you should be! https://www.facebook.com/TheCatchABC
https://twitter.com/ABC_TheCatch
http://abc.go.com/shows/the-catch

The Real O’Neals- Tuesdays 8:30/7:30c on ABC #TheRealONeals

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The Real O’Neals is a fresh take on a seemingly perfect family whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.The Real O’Neals stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Mathew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi.

I already love The Goldbergs and black-ish (you can see where I went behind the scenes of black-ish here) so it’s not surprise that my new favorite comedy is The Real O’Neals. Last night’s episode was hysterical. We will screening a few upcoming episodes and then and doing interviews with Noah Galvin, (“Kenny” – @Noahegalvin), Jay R. Ferguson (“Pat” – @jrfergjr), Matt Shively (“Jimmy” –@MattShively1), Mary Hollis Inboden (“Jodi” –@maryhollis) and Executive Producers Casey Johnson (@trocaseyjohnson), David Windsor (@dwindsor789) & Stacy Traub (@stoocytroob). Have any questions for them that you’d like me to ask?

https://www.facebook.com/TheRealONeals
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https://www.instagram.com/TheRealONeals/
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http://abc.go.com/shows/the-real-oneals

Adventures in Babysitting (coming soon to The Disney Channel) #AdventuresInBabysitting

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In “Adventures in Babysitting,” a dull evening for two competing babysitters, Jenny (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola (Sofia Carson), turns into an adventure in the big city as they hunt for one of the kids who somehow snuck away. 

We will also get a sneak peek at the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie “Adventures in Babysitting” inspired by the hugely popular 1980s film of the same name. Starring are Sabrina Carpenter (of Disney Channel’s hit comedy series “Girl Meets World”) and Sofia Carson (of the hit Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants”). My daughters were so excited when they found out I’d be interviewing and taking pictures with Sabrina Carpenter (“Jenny” -@SabrinaAnnLynn) & Sofia Carson (“Luci” -@SofiaCarson). Sabrina Carpenter is my older daughter’s favorite singer! https://www.facebook.com/DisneyChannel
https://twitter.com/DisneyChannelPR

THE JUNGLE BOOK (4/15/16) #JungleBook

35627A14-AA5C-4C21-851F-3098BEA5AA4D One final surprise was added to our trip. We will also be screening Disney’s new live action movie, The Jungle Book.

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito asthe voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. Thewild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.

https://www.facebook.com/DisneyJungleBook
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https://www.pinterest.com/disneystudios/the-jungle-book/
https://plus.google.com/112416455929607370682/posts
http://disneystudios.tumblr.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyMovieTrailers
http://movies.disney.com/the-jungle-book-2016
http://thelawofthejungle.com/

If you have any questions you want me to ask while on this trip please let me know!

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