Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Carnival Magic Sets Sail from Four Cities in 2021!

Are you ready for 2021?  Because it's is going to be filled with extra magic!
Kicking-off in the spring of next year, Carnival Magic will be spreading fun from four cities across two continents and visiting 33 different destinations in Europe, the Caribbean, Bermuda, New England, and Canada!  During her diverse cruise schedule, she will sail on two trans-Atlantic crossings, a series of European sailings, a summer schedule from New York, and Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, FL!
While in New York, Carnival Magic will be among the newest and largest Carnival ships sailing from the Big Apple, providing even more opportunities to choose fun and discover delicious onboard dining, entertainment innovations, as well as exciting outdoor attractions and experiences. 

Check out the dates below to see if there is one near you or one you might be interesting in visiting.  Then e-mail me at debbie@dreamsbydesigntravel.com to reserve your voyage today.


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March 13 - 27, 2021:  14-day trans-Atlantic sailing from Miami to Barcelona visiting Bermuda; Ponta Delgada (Azores) and Lisbon, Portugal; and Malaga and Valencia, Spain. 

April 10 - 25, 2021:  Beginning April 10, after a two week dry dock, she will kick off a series of 7- and 8-day Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona calling at Valletta, Malta and Marseilles, France as well as Livorno, Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples, and Messina, Italy. 

May 3 - 15, 2021:  12-day trans-Atlantic sailing from Barcelona to New York, calling at Cartagena and Malaga, Spain; Funchal (Madeira), Portugal; and Halifax, Nova Scotia.



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June 17 - September 24, 2021:  Carnival Magic will offer a summer schedule from New York, operating 4- to 9-day sailings to Bermuda, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Canada, and New England.
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November 2021 - April 23, 2022: Carnival Magic will shift to Port Canaveral for a winter schedule of 6- and 8-day Caribbean cruises visiting beautiful destinations like Amber Cove, Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Cozumel, Belize, St. Maarten, and much more!





Children’s Museum of Atlanta celebrates Black History Month throughout February!

Children's Museum of Atlanta Black History Month


Children’s Museum of Atlanta will honor some of the nation’s greatest heroes with a variety of fun and educational activities all month long.

Little ones can board the Peach State Flyer steam train to learn about the way African Americans helped shape history; discover Chinese culture with the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company; unearth the magic of National Tell a Fairy Tale Day; and more!  Kiddos will also have the opportunity to roam the sewers of New York City for a multitude of crime-fighting adventures alongside the “heroes in a half-shell” at the Museum’s traveling experience, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer!

February Special Programming:
Black History Month
Wednesday, February 1 – Friday, February 29 (Except February 2, 5, 11, 14, 17, 22 and 23)

Children and families are invited to learn about prominent, historical figures through various
activities as the Museum celebrates Black History Month.  Visitors can join the Imaginators as they perform an original mini-musical, Peach State Flyer, or visit the Science Bar, Art Studio, and Build It Lab to learn about the notable contributions that African Americans have made to science, technology, engineering, and art.

Children's Museum of Atlanta Black History Month

National Tell a Fairy Tale Day
Saturday, February 22 – Sunday, February 23

An enchanting day of fantasy, lore, and education awaits families who visit the Museum!  Little ones can explore their wildest imaginations with special activities such as Fairy Tale-themed Reader’s Theatre, Music & Movement, and Storytime.  The magic will continue throughout the day with whimsical crafts in the Art Studio and a spectacular Science Show.

Let’s Move in Libraries
Saturday, February 29

Guests can enjoy a Storytime and Movement program presented by Fulton County Library System as a part of the Let’s Move in Libraries international initiative.  The fun will continue with a mini musical performance of Peach State Flyer by the Imaginators, crafts in the Art Studio, and opportunities to learn about the innovative contributions African Americans have made to science, technology, engineering, and art in both the Built It Lab and Science Bar.

Feature Exhibit: Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer
Saturday, January 18 – Sunday, May 10

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer will transport kiddos on an adventure to the underground home of the four funny “heroes in a half-shell” to explore cooperation skills, life lessons, and master the brother’s crime-fighting tactics.  Through team-building challenges, games, and mind-teasing puzzles - all set in the ninja turtles’ secret hideaway, little ones will learn the power of working together to conquer the villains of New York City!

Children's Museum of Atlanta Black History Month

Building Blocks: Early Learning Programs
Tiny Club Monday
10:30 am.

Kiddos can choose between TiNY Science Club and TiNY Artist Club to enjoy a 30-minute class designed especially for kids ages two to five and their caregivers.  Families can also check out TiNY Builder Club, a drop-in class held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Each program will be themed around the book of the month, Patrice Karst’s The Invisible String, and offer hands-on activities, professional instruction, and the chance to learn something new!

Messy Thursdays
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Little visitors and guardians are invited to get messy!  Messy Thursdays offer slime, finger painting, new sensory activities, and more every Thursday of the month!  Let the Children’s Museum of Atlanta clean up the mess while the little ones have a blast with new activities and endless opportunities to try each and every week.

Friday Jam Session
10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Rock and roll into the weekend with this high energy, music-filled class guaranteed to shake out the wiggles and foster a love of music.  Each week’s program offers new songs, instrument play, and of course, dance breaks.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta, presenting educational programs and exhibits designed for young children ages 0-9.  The mission of Children's Museum of Atlanta is to change the world by sparking every child's imagination, sense of discovery, and learning through the power of play.  With six permanent learning zones consisting of bright, creative, and hands-on exhibits, the Museum supports inventive play-based exploration and experiential learning focused on the whole child.  Core competencies for literacy, math, and science are promoted throughout all exhibits and programming in alignment with the state and national Core Performance Standards.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers parties, memberships, field trips, summer camp, and private events. For more information or to support Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS [5437].

Children's Museum of Atlanta Black History Month

Museum Admission

Plan ahead and save!  Families can purchase timed tickets online in advance to save money and guarantee entry to the Museum.  Babies under 12 months and members are admitted for free.  All daily programs are included in price of admission.  Group rates and military discounts are available.  For more information regarding ticket and membership options, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org.

Museum Hours

During June and July, the Museum will be open 7 days/week from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Please check the Museum website to confirm hours of operation.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Let Yourself WOAH - Universal Gives Free Days Away!

Universal Orlando Florida Free Days Theme Park Travel Vacation


Universal is giving away FREE days.

Yep, you read that right!  Buy a 3-Park, 2-Day ticket, and Universal Orlando will throw in two more days FREE!

This is a great deal.  Universal says you need need three days to comfortably enjoy their properties, but with four - you can take your time, relax, stroll CityWalk, and still enjoy the Parks at your leisure.

Want to book your next Woah?  E-mail me at debbie@dreamsbydesigntravel.com or click any of the Contact Us buttons on this page.

It's time to get your WOAH on...