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Travel Contest Alert: A Family-Size Giveaway for a 'Rio 2' Getaway

Where: Mexico
April 11, 2014 at 2:42 PM | by | Comments (0)

To celebrate the release of Rio 2, Liberty Travel is giving away a 5-night Mexican getaway for a family of five.

The lucky winners will receive airfare and 5 nights at the Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmeralda in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

To enter, just "like" Liberty Travel's Facebook Page and fill out the form with your contact information. The contest is open through April 26, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. EST at which time a winner be selected by random drawing.

Rio 2 opens nationwide today.

[Photo: IMDb]

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Is Iceland Playing the Planet Hoth in 'Star Wars: Episode VII?'

Where: Iceland
March 31, 2014 at 3:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

With Star Wars: Episode VII set to begin filming in May, geeks around the world can't wait to hear more news from the production.

The latest Star Wars rumors reveal filming might be taking place in Iceland as soon as this spring.

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The Muppets Make Disney's Aulani Resort Their Most Wanted Vacation Destination

March 28, 2014 at 3:29 PM | by | Comments (0)

Disney isn't afraid of a little shameless self-promotion, so it's no surprise it found a way to market The Muppets Most Wanted with everything from Lipton Tea to Subway. But Disney's biggest marketing stretch might be associating the new Muppets’ movie to its own Hawaii Resort, Aulani, which they say is the Muppets' "most wanted vacation destination."

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Frankly, My Dear, Here's a Tour That Will Make You Give a Damn About Atlanta

March 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM | by | Comments (0)

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Gone With The Wind, Atlanta Movie Tours is launching Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind Tour.

Kicking off April 5th, the 3-hour tour will be based on Mitchell's life and her novel which was made into one of the most beloved movies of all time.

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Video Interlude: Wisconsin Welcomes with a Little 'Airplane!' Action

March 13, 2014 at 2:51 PM | by | Comment (1)

Thinking of where to go this spring and summer—how about Wisconsin? Okay, we understand that it might not have the appeal of the Caribbean or Europe, but their latest tourism campaign has put the state back on our radar.

Take a break from the cubicle this morning and watch the tourism board’s latest attempt at humor and getting visitors into the state. They do their best to do a little remake of Airplane! complete with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Hays doing their thing.

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As 'Non-Stop' Hits Theaters, Here are Three More Movies to Avoid Before Flying

February 28, 2014 at 4:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

It hasn't been a good month for travelers with a fear of flying.

First there were the threats to planes flying into Russia for the Olympics, followed by the hijacking an Ethiopian Airlines flight, and this weekend the airborne thriller Non-Stop is hitting theaters.

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See the Taiwanese Town That Inspired the Japanese Movie, 'Spirited Away'

February 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM | by | Comments (0)

The New York Times recently included Taiwan on its list of 52 must-visit destinations for 2014 (it's #11). Jaunted's Lilit Marcus just returned from a visit to the "heart of Asia" and reports back all this week on why it's a worthwhile vacation destination.

The Taiwanese town of Jiufen, located at the northernmost tip of the island just outside of Taipei, is massively popular with Japanese tourists thanks to its tea houses. One of those Japanese tourists who visited Jiufen was filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, who was so inspired by the oceanside town that he based his movie Spirited Away on the destination.

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Beyond the Movie 'Pompeii' and Into the Real Thing

Where: Italy
February 21, 2014 at 2:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

This year you can get a taste of ancient Rome on the big screen and in person.

Pompeii, starring Kit Harington as a slave-turned-gladiator trying to save his true love as the Roman city crumbles around him, open in theaters today. Or, if you'd rather get up and close and personal with the ruins of Pompeii, there are several Italian tour companies offering day trips to the city and the area around the volcano that buried it.

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Legoland Celebrates 'The Lego Movie' All Weekend in Orlando

February 7, 2014 at 4:52 PM | by | Comments (0)

There's been a lot of buzz, from both kids and adults, about The Lego Movie which opens nationwide today.

Legoland is taking full advantage of the excitement surrounding the first-ever Lego-themed film by hosting The Lego Movie Weekend in Orlando on Feb. 8 and 9, 2014.

Here's a look at some of the activities planned for this weekend:

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Five Places to View Art Saved by 'The Monuments Men'

February 6, 2014 at 4:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Monuments Men, starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, tells the true story of an unlikely World War II platoon tasked with rescuing priceless artworks stolen by the Nazis and returning them to their rightful owners.

Today, many of those pieces are on display around the world. Here is a look at a few of those masterpieces and where you can see them.

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How 'Jack Ryan' Traveled to Moscow and New York Without Leaving London

January 17, 2014 at 3:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, a young marine is offered an undercover job at a Wall Street firm where he uncovers a Russian plot to destroy the US economy. Jack is then dispatched to Moscow to confront the man behind the plan but, in reality, he spends most of the movie in the UK.

Even though both New York and Moscow play a large role in the movie, the crew spent only a few days filming in each city, with the rest of scenes were filmed in London for both logistical and financial reasons.

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Gandolf Blows into Wellington on a Giant Eagle Admist Hobbit Buzz

January 15, 2014 at 1:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

We've come to that special time again when a new Hobbit movie is released and entire nation of New Zealand goes gaga for all things Gandolf and Bilbo. In the air, the giant Smaug took to the skies with Air New Zealand and now the folks at Wellington International Airport have, again, gotten into the fun.

In 2012, the airport installed a giant (not to mention so realistic it was creepy) Golum above its food court to share in the excitement of the newest movie. Now, airport visitors are greeted by two Great Eagles suspended from the ceiling and Gandolf perched on top of one of the 2,000lb sculptures.

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