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San Diego is one of the largest and most popular military towns in the USA. The tourism industry in San Diego values the military and offers many travel discounts (and free offers) for our Soldiers, Sailors and Marines. They have launched a unique travel guide on their website devoted to military deals.
In honor of the tremendous work that the men and women who serve America do, Atlantis, Paradise Island welcomes First Responders and Military personnel with starting rates as low as$79/per person/per night*. At Atlantis, America’s dedicated first responders can experience the world’s largest open-air marine habitat, the Caribbean’s largest waterpark and casino, endless sparkling pools, white-sand beaches and dining by some of the world’s renowned celebrity chefs.
Offer is open to current as well as veteran/retired members of the:
· Fire Department
· Law Enforcement
· EMT and EMS
· Hospitals/Public Health
· Public Works/Utilities
This special travel offer can be booked by calling1-800-Atlantis.
Room rates starting from $79/per person/per night*
· For travel now through March 7
· Book from November 13 – December 17
· Amazing Value Dining Plan**, which includes daily breakfast and dinner at our mouthwatering casual and buffet restaurants
· Up at a $300 Air Credit***
· Unlimited access to Aquaventure, our 141-acre waterscape with thrilling water slides and rides; and our marine habitat which has over 50,000 marine animals and is the largest open-air habitat in the world
NOTE FROM EDITOR: We got this announcement from the Anaheim/Orange County Visitors Bureau and were thrilled to hear that Knott's Berry Farm continues its tradition of honoring our military during their Veteran's Day annual promotion. Deeply discounted tickets are available until January 6th, 2013. If you haven't visited Knott's Berry Farm recently, this is your time to do so. We will bring you the latest updates as we get them.
Knott’s Berry Farm continues its tradition of honoring the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military, both past and present, with free admission during its 23rd annual Military Tribute. Knott’s is the only theme park that has continuously offered free admission to veterans and active military personnel in honor of our nation’s Veteran’s Day holiday.
The free-admission offer applies to all U.S. veterans, retired and active military personnel and their spouse (or one guest.) Up to six additional tickets may be purchased at Knott’s Ticket Booths for only $19 each from November 1-21 and for $25 each November 22 through January 6. Military personnel may also purchase additional tickets at participating local Military ticket office.
U.S. veterans, retired and active military personnel must present military ID or proof of U.S. military service at Knott’s ticket booths to receive the complimentary tribute tickets. Veteran, retired and active military personnel must be present.
U.S veterans, retired and active military can also take advantage of a great $84 a night rate at the Knott’s Hotel, plus free parking. For reservations, call (866) 752-2444, or visit www.knottshotel.com or your local military base. For information on operating hours, please call Knott’s Information at (714) 220-5200 on the day you plan to visit or log on to www.knotts.com.v
Facebook started off as a good idea for me. As a military wife, away from family, it would be the perfect way to get pictures to my close friends and family in a private setting. Then, after a while, Facebook became not so private. As my audience grows, my acquaintances grow, my connections grow....my Facebook friends grow. So now, I have hundreds a friends but the goal was to post pictures of my family for my in-laws to see. Hmmm, somehow I don't think my mother in law is very interested in the latest "Hey Girl" photo of Ryan Gossling and I don't think my PR contact for a South Beach Miami hotel is very interested in the picture of my son Sam with his new mohawk bike helmet. See where Facebook got weird for me?
Well, all of my friends on Facebook have to put up with pictures of my kids (after all my world revolves around them), but I need a way to share lots and lots of pictures with Grandma Vest without boring my PR contacts in NYC. When I heard about Familiar, it sounded too simple and too good to be true, but you know what? It is simple and it is great! Basically stated, it is a smart phone, tablet or PC app that allows you to share as many pictures as you want with as many people as you want - but you get to choose who sees them. Since everyone in my family has an iPhone, it couldn't be easier. We downloaded the app, signed in, I uploaded photos I had taken on my phone and my family could view them on theirs - it's that easy. Unlike social media sites and photo sharing apps, my photos can only be seen by the people I select. I also don't have to worry about friend requests and letting people down by not adding them to my private circle. This app is for those you choose, not those that choose you.
Try it today at your favorite app store or at www.familiar.com!
It's just been announced! Disney will extend their military discounts through Sept 2013! Here's the details:
At Walt Disney World Resort –from Aug. 17, 2012 through Sept. 25, 2013, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase:
• Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper Option for $156 each, plus tax
• Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Water Park Fun and More Option for $156 each, plus tax AND
• Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More Options for $184 each, plus tax
Walt Disney World tickets may be used Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 28, 2013, except Dec. 24 – 31, 2012; March 24 – April 4, 2013 at all theme parks and all Water Park Fun and More locations, and July 4, 2013 at Magic Kingdom Park only.
At Disneyland Resort – from Aug. 17, 2012 through Sept. 26, 2013 active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase:
• Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $125 each
Disneyland tickets may be used Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 28, 2013, except Dec. 23, 2012 – Jan. 2, 2013; February 15-17, 2013; March 25 - April 5, 2013; and July 4, 2013 at all theme parks.
Disney Military Promotional Tickets can be purchased by active and retired U.S. military personnel for themselves and up to five additional family members or friends. No more than six Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased by any eligible member of the U.S. military (or spouse) pursuant to this offer.
All tickets and options are non-transferable and must be used by Sept. 28, 2013.