We show you how to have fun while burning calories on a last-minute Orlando vacation.
For many, it's the last chance for a summer vacation, so why not take advantage of Orlando's "deal season," which runs Aug. 15 to Sept. 30? And should you go, make it one of your most active vacations yet—by taking on all the theme parks.
In our July 2013 issue, we recently showcased Orlando as one of our fittest vacation destinations due to the city's many offerings for adventure and fitness enthusiasts. As Orlando is perhaps the most known for its theme parks, I decided to estimate how active I could really be while exploring some of these parks. So I strapped on my sports watch to see how many miles I could walk and calories I could burn while exploring five great Orlando theme parks: Disney's Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom, Universal's Islands of Adventures, Universal Studios Orlando and SeaWorld.
One the most exciting new ways to see the Caribbean is with Disney’s latest addition to its cruise line fleet—the Disney Dream. Hanging out poolside is always fun, but there’s plenty more to do while at sea aboard the 14-deck, 4,000-passenger ship.