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Donne Travels Archive: October 2008


  • Travel: Princess Beware - Tinker Bell's Pixie Hollow is a Triple Threat

    Before Peter Pan and the Lost Boys there were the fairies of Pixie Hollow. Diminutive beings that are completely responsible for the change of the season at the Mainland, they live industrious lives painting the dots on lady bugs and setting morning dew on spiderwebs. Now travelers can visit Pixie Hollow Disney World, Orlando, Florida and Disneyland Resorts, Anaheim, CA to meet the fairies they fall in love with via film and the internet. Published October 28 2008

  • TRAVEL: A Visit with the Hotel del Coronado's Ghost

    Journeying to historic hotels to encounter the guests that never check out is a pastime of many travelers, particularly at Halloween. The Hotel del Coronado, San Diego has one of historic hotel's most popular ghosts, said to be the ghost of the young woman found shot on the beach steps of the Hotel del Coronado in November of 1892 who still actively inhabits that Victorian landmark property. The hotel’s official account of the story is recorded in the book “Beautiful Stranger: The Ghost of Kate Morgan and the Hotel del Coronado.” But is that book, and the police circa 1892’s conclusion correct? Published October 27 2008

  • Travel: Halloween Haunting San Diego California

    With Halloween around the corner, and San Diego resting just eighty miles south of our present location, a trip to San Diego California became a goal. Visit Old Town San Diego, The Gaslamp District and The Hotel del Coronado for the not so final resting place of some of the United States earliest inhabitants. Published October 23 2008

  • Halloween tricks, treats and thrills at a theme park near you!

    By Jacquie Kubin, Donne Tempo Magazine... The night air becomes cooler, the trees change their colors, and Halloween ghosts and ghouls beckon. The prospect of a night of trick or treating was something to look forward to all year long, but today's Halloween celebrants are being lured to local zoos and theme parks for a night of sometimes scary, and other times not so scary, fun. Published October 15 2008

  • Travel: Hotel Villa Ganz: The Height of Hospitality in Guadalajara

    Hotel Villa Ganz in Guadalajara, Mexico, is everything a hotel should be. The staff are genuine in their friendliness and helpfulness, and they are deeply knowledgeable about Guadalajara's history, sites, and cuisine. The reason they're so well-informed is thanks to the attention and effort of co-owner Sally Rangel, a native of Guadalajara who loves her city and who has trained her staff in the art of exceptional guest service. Published October 6 2008

  • Recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Gasparilla Grill & Games Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

    Easy to make with granola, oatmeal and a splash of rum, they have plenty of fiber and no trans fats. And the molasses and a pinch of cinnamon add robust flavor. Published October 6 2008

  • Recipe: Onion Tart Cítricos Disney’s Grand Floridian Spa and Resort

    This savory Onion Tart is a favorite starter, easy to make with refrigerated pie dough. With a drizzle of the rich walnut dressing, the tart is worthy of a fancy dinner party. Or pair it with a green salad and a chilled glass of pinot gris for a simple supper. The recipe makes four small tarts, and can be served warm or at room temperature. Published October 6 2008