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Luxetips! Father’s Day Gift Guide! Sporty Luxe!

Luxetips! Father’s Day Gift Guide! Sporty Luxe!

Hello Divas!

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

Father’s Day is 2 weeks away and I know all of you Divas are looking for fun and cool gift ideas for Dad.

Well I have complied a list of great Father’s Day gift options that include adventure, fun and relaxation.

Check them out!

1. Race an exotic luxury sports car around a Formula One Track at Atlanta Motorsports Park with The Taste of AMP experience!

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This gift is for the Dad that loooves sports cars and speed.  This track is Grade A.  It is one of my favorite places to visit in Atlanta.  There are multiple cars to choose from such as Lamborghinis, Porsches, Ferraris and more.  All customers must take a safety driving class before taking the vehicles to the track, which I love, because safety is first!  For a fee of only $550, Dad can experience the Taste of AMP. With this package, Dad will receive a private half-day experience which includes track orientation with a professional driving instructor in Atlanta Motorsports Park’s state-of-the art classroom, laps around the track and get a peak into the day in the life of an Atlanta Motorsports Park member.  So luxe!

2.  Luxe Spa Day at the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta.

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The Mandarin Oriental Atlanta is one of my absolute favorite luxury hotels and The Spa is simply amazing! But did you know that The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental has services specially designed for men.  The “Gentlemen” services include deep therapeutic massages, custom facials specifically for men and manicure and pedicure services.  Love it!  Prices start at $55 for mani-pedi services and $140 for facial and massage services.

3.  Soothe On Demand Massage Services.

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Previously I hipped you Divas to Soothe’s On Demand Massage Services.  Soothe.com is revolutionizing the massage world by providing affordable, professional and custom massage service to the masses.  You simply book a massage through the Soothe.com app or online and a professional and highly trained massage therapist will arrive to your home, office or hotel room in little as 15 minutes. Love it!  This is the perfect gift for Dad.  You can surprise him with a custom massage in the comfort of his home.  You can set the mood with candles, music and some of his favorite things.  It is the perfect Father’s Day gift! Massage prices start at $99.00.

4.  ESPA The Ultimate Finish Collection

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This collection features three everyday essentials for Dad to cleanse, shave and moisturize for soothed, smoothed and energized skin all day. Refreshingly scented with Peppermint and Lemongrass, Invigorating Facewash naturally foams to sweep away impurities while Dual Action ShaveMud smoothes and soothes for a comfortable shave. This miracle mud also doubles as a face mask to draw out impurities and de-sensitize the skin. Finally, quench skin with The Hydrator, a nourishing moisturizer to calm post-shave skin and protect from environmental damage. All encompassed in a handy tin! ($70; us.espaskincare.com).

Remember Father’s Day is June 19!  Wishing all the Dad’s a Happy Father’s Day!

Toodles!

 

 

Luxetips Style! #TheFryeLife Summer Styling Event At Ponce City Market: Summer Luxe!

Luxetips Style! #TheFryeLife Summer Styling Event At Ponce City Market: Summer Luxe!

Hello Divas!

Let go and let God!

If you are looking for a really cool and fun event, then you have to attend #TheFryeLife Summer Styling Event next Thursday, June 9th from 7 to 9 p.m at Ponce City Market in Atlanta, GA.

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With the #TheFryeLife Summer StylingEvent, The Frye Company at Ponce City Market is celebrating the arrival of sandal season!  Whoohoo!

 

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Enjoy live, acoustic music from Nashville’s SerynAmerican Spirit Whiskey cocktails, and house-made, gourmet s’mores from Cacao. The alented stylists from Soda Salon will also be on hand working their magic at a complimentary braid bar for the ladies in attendance on a first-come, first-served basis. How cool is that! Love it!

The event is open to the public by RSVPing to RSVP@TheFryeCompany.com.  The Frye Company’s Atlanta flagship store is located in Ponce City Market at 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. Visit The Frye Company online at www.TheFryeCompany.com.

I hope to see you there!

Toodles!

 

Luxetips Style! Bridal Season Is Here: Check Out these Luxe Bridal Shoes!

Luxetips Style! Bridal Season Is Here: Check Out these Luxe Bridal Shoes!

Hello Divas!

Surrendering to God’s will brings peace and clarity into your life.

Bridal season is here and I am here to hip you luxe Divas to the most luxe bridal shoe styles for 2016!

Bridal season 2016 bridal shoes include lots of bling, height and fantastic creative touches.  Check them out!

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My absolute favorite bridal shoe is courtesy of Aruna Seth.  I so looove Aruna Seth.  Aruna Seth makes the most beautiful bridal shoes I have ever seen.  Some of the detailing of these exquisite shoes include embellished heels, crystal butterflies and luxurious satin.  These shoes have height, they are platforms but still comfy.  Love it!

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They retail at 660 British pounds.

Christian Louboutin

If you have some money to spend and you want the bling bling, I suggest purchasing these ultra luxe bridal shoes from Christian Louboutin.  All I can say is wowza!

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Retail prices starts at $775 US Dollars.

Badgley Mischka

If you are looking for an affordable but yet still luxe option, then Badgley Mischka is the perfect choice!

Badgley Mischka specializes in bridal gowns and accessories.  They have the most beautiful shoes in various styles with an average price of around $250.00

Check them out:

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I love all these options!  They are luxurious, in several styles and fits every price point.

Happy Hunting Brides!

Toodles!

 

 

 

 

 

Luxetips Travel! Book A Summer Hotel Stay at Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago And Save 15%

Luxetips Travel! Book A Summer Hotel Stay at Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago And Save 15%

Hello Divas!

Positive energy is more powerful than negative energy.  Try it!

If you are traveling to the lovely city of Chicago this Summer, the Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago has an amazing offer!

Book “A Centric Summer” weekend stay between June 24 and September 5 and receive up to 15% off. Guests must book between May 6 and May 31 to take advantage of this offer that’s good Thursdays through Sundays. Whether it’s shopping, theater, dining or architecture travelers are after, Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago is the perfect start to an adventure with its central location that’s just a short walk to everything the wonderful Windy City has to offer.

This hotel is right in the middle of Chicago and the rooms and decor are comfortable and gorgeous!

Check out the pictures!

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To book your deal, visit this link! Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago

Toodles!

Luxetips Automobiles! New 2016 Lincoln MKC and The Lincoln Black Label Experience: Luxury Redefined.

Luxetips Automobiles! New 2016 Lincoln MKC and The Lincoln Black Label Experience: Luxury Redefined.

Hello Divas!

Once you get to a point where you realize that all you have left is your Faith is when God shows up and performs miracles.

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Divas I am in love with the new 2016 Lincoln MKC.  This small crossover vehicle is super luxurious, tech rich, powerful and fuel-efficient. So luxe!

Exterior

The exterior of the 2016 Lincoln MKC is simply gorgeous! It has a new sleek hot design

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MKC blends the best traits of a sport crossover with the refinement of a luxury sedan. It begins with the grille framing dramatic HID headlamps with signature LED accents.  This grille is definitely a head turner!  As I drove the vehicle or stopped, people always asked me what type of vehicle I was driving. Nice!

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The MKC has a panoramic sun roof that gives both front and back passenger a beautiful view of the sky.  It also has beautiful chrome 20-inch wheels.  In addition, I simply loved the all black exterior and interior of this vehicle.  Simply gorgeous!

Approach Detection With Lincoln Welcome Mat!

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As you approach the 2016 Lincoln MKC with your key fob in your hand, purse or pocket the vehicle senses your approach (up to eight feet away) and exterior lighting brightens. Door-handle pockets glow with soft lighting tuned to complement the vehicle’s color. A Lincoln welcome mat illuminates the entrance in front of both the driver and passenger doors. This is the absolute hottest feature of the 2016 Lincoln MKC.  I loved it!

Interior

The interior of the 2016 Lincoln MKC is what dreams are made of.  The interior includes premium leather seats.  While driving the Lincoln MKC, I simply melted into the leather seats.  I could also choose to heat the seats when it was chilly or cool down the seats when it was hot.  So there is no need to worry about hot or cold leather seats! Love it!

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Another cool feature of the Lincoln MKC interior is that it includes ambient lighting.  You can choose from several different hues to match your mood. Ambient lighting provides seven color choices. Light emits from the front-console cupholders, door-release handles, front and rear footwells and front-door storage pockets.  So hot!

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The best feature of the interior (in my opinion) is the active noise control.  Outside noises are greatly diminished with felted wheel wells, pedestal-style door-mounted mirrors that are designed to minimize wind noise, and specially laminated front door and windshield glass that reduces road noise.  The ride was so smooth and luxurious, sometimes I forget I was inside a vehicle.  So plush!

Technology and Performance.

The new Lincoln MKC is full of great technological features!  The one feature I love is the push button start and gear functionality.  Yes, no more gears to shift.  You simply push a button and the Lincoln MKC will automatically shift into Drive, Park, Rear, etc.  So innovative!

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Other cool features include:  THX® II Certified Audio System (simply incredible!).  All audio is crisp and perfectly balanced for the most incredible sound experience ever; driver-activated adaptive cruise control (ACC): this cruise control can can detect traffic slowing ahead and automatically slow your car to maintain the preset distance you’ve set; Forward collision warning with brake support, included with ACC, can alert you if it senses a potential collision with the car in front of you.  I loved this feature!  The car would break automatically and send a red flashing light when a vehicle suddenly stopped or slowed down in front of me.  It is the best safety feature I have seen thus far!

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Other features included:  lane-keeping system to avoid side collisions; park assist for assistance with parallel parking;  SYNC 3 which syncs all of your electronic devices via bluetooth and a pretty accurate navigation system.  The car is also fuel-efficient and comes with Lincoln eco-boost technology.  Lastly the 2016 Lincoln MKC has power with 240-horsepower 2.0L GTDI turbocharged engine with All Wheel Drive.

Lincoln Black Label Experience

As part of my Lincoln MKC experience, I was invited by Lincoln to attend the Empowering Women event at Association of Junior Leagues Annual Convention.  I was able to luxuriate in the Lincoln Black Label Experience and also hear the convention’s keynote address by Mrs. Walls LaNier of the Little Rock Nine.  These Nine students were the first students to integrate public schools thus ending segregation. So historic!

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Of course, I arrived to the convention in the Lincoln MKC.

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Lincoln as a sponsor of the Association of Junior Leagues Annual Convention, provided attendees with the “Black Label” experience.  This experience included mini-manicures with OPI nail polishes including three signature Lincoln “Black Label” colors; an interactive experience with the the Lincoln digital board that provides a personalized experience that is custom to the customer’s tastes and preferences and complimentary Lincoln Black Label notebooks.

Check out the pictures!

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Luxe!

I throughly enjoyed my time with the 2016 Lincoln MKC and the Lincoln Black Label Experience at the Association of Junior Leagues Annual Convention.  Lincoln is luxury redefined!

The new 2016 Lincoln MKC starts at $44,000 and so worth it!

Toodles!

Luxetips Beauty! Soothe.com: The Uber of Massages: So Luxe!

Luxetips Beauty! Soothe.com: The Uber of Massages: So Luxe!

Hello Divas!

The only thing that matters right now is this moment.  Live in the present! The past is gone and the future is not promised.

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Divas I am so excited to tell you about a new on-demand massage service that is all the rage!

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Soothe.com is revolutionizing the massage world by providing affordable, professional and custom massage service to the masses.  Soothe is the world’s largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage company and app, dedicated to bringing the healing power of massage to their clients’ home, office, or hotel in as little as an hour.

Since its inception in 2013, Soothe has launched in 22 major cities, and has plans to launch in 20 more before the end of 2016.

All Soothe.com massage therapists are totally vetted with background checks, work experience and recommendations to ensure customers are receiving 100% professional and quality massage therapists.

The way the site or app works is simple:  You simply go to the website and choose a date and time.  You can book a massage within the next hour if you like!

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After you book a time and a date, you are then prompted to choose what type of massage you would like.  You can choose between swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, pre-natal and couples massage.

Next you can choose if you would like a female or male massage therapist.

Lastly, you choose whether you want a 60 minute, 90 minute or 120 minute massage.  Prices of each massage depend on which market you are in, but here in Atlanta, a 60 minute massage is $99, 90 minutes is  $139 and a 120 minute massage is $169.  A couples massage is $198 for 60 minutes.

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The absolute best feature of soothe.com is that all tips are included in the one price.  So when the therapists arrives, the customer does not have to worry about the need to have cash for a tip.  Love it!

I ordered a couple’s massage for my boyfriend and I and the experience exceeded our expectations.

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Our therapists showed up 10 minutes before the scheduled time to set up their tables, sheets and blankets.  They also gave us time to set the right atmosphere.  We lit our candles and chose relaxing music for our couple’s massage.

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My therapist Jared was excellent!  He asked me what areas on my body were causing me discomfort or issues.  I told him and he made sure to work on those areas first, giving them the extra attention they needed.  My massage was exactly what I needed after a long week of grueling work.

My boyfriend’s therapist Hannah also inquired about his tense areas before beginning his massage.  She worked on those areas and was very mindful of his comfort level.

We both enjoyed our massages and after they were done we felt very relaxed and zen.  It was an excellent way to spend the evening.

Soothe currently serves the following cities and regions: Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Jose, Scottsdale, Seattle, Vancouver (British Columbia), and Washington D.C.  So fab!

To book your massage, go to www.soothe.com or download the free Sooth app in the app store today.

Toodles!

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Luxetips Style! Chanel Debuts New Cruise 2016/2017 Resort in Cuba!

Luxetips Style! Chanel Debuts New Cruise 2016/2017 Resort in Cuba!

Hello Divas!

Never mistake kindness for weakness.  It takes an incredible amount of selflessness and love to be kind in a cruel world. Always choose kindness and love.

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Apparently Cuba is it right now and to solidify Cuba’s It-ness, last week Chanel debuted their new 2016 /2017 Cruise Resort Collection in downtown Cuba! So luxe!

The Chanel 2016/2017 Resort Collection featured all things glam.  There were pastel tweeds, tropical prints, elegant tulle dresses and the new Viva Coco summer tees.  I simply adore the Cuba Chanel tees and I have to get my hand on one! Swoon!

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The show opened with hundreds of gorgeous models dancing to Cuban music on Havana’s main boulevard, Paseo del Prado boulevard,which is located in the heart of the city.

Karl Lagerfeld the creative director of Chanel really outdid himself this time.  It was so luxe and glam. I could have simply fainted. Wowza!

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It was simply the best show I have ever seen and so much fun!

Check out the pics!

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The new Chanel 2016/2017 resort collection will be available Fall 2016.  It will surely sell out!

Toodles!

Luxetips Events! STK Celebrates 4 Years in Atlanta With A Bollywood Theme

Luxetips Events! STK Celebrates 4 Years in Atlanta With A Bollywood Theme

Hello Divas!

I hope you Divas have the most beautiful day ever!

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I love STK Atlanta! The food, drinks and decor are simply amazing!

But what I love most about STK Atlanta is they host and have the absolute best parties in the city!  The parties are always luxe filled with beautiful people, good food and fun surprises!

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This year STK celebrated 4 years in Atlanta with a Bollywood Theme.  There were Bollywood dancers, henna artists, Bollywood movies playing in the background and more.  Guests were greeted with street performers on the bustling corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets before walking the red carpet into a transformed environment. So fab!

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As a special thank you, diners received their choice of a half-bottle of Veuve Clicquot or Belvedere Vodka and a dessert platter for two with the purchase of an entree. With over 200 guests in attendance, patrons mixed and mingled in the lounge, sipped on signature cocktails and noshed on Executive Chef Mark Alba’s new spring offerings and STK mainstays.

Check out the pics!

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Luxetips Beauty! Summer is Here! Travel Essentials Under $20!

Luxetips Beauty! Summer is Here! Travel Essentials Under $20!

Hello Divas!

God is so good.  He performs miracles both small and big everyday.

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Summer is here and time to get your Summer travel bags and essentials ready for those Summer vacay jaunts!

I am the queen of packing light when traveling.  My goals is never to check in a bag.  I always carry everything in one bag and one shoulder bag.  In addition, I love buying travel size beauty products which helps with packing light and of course meets the TSA 4 ounce requirement.

Luckily, No7 and Botanics offer a selection of affordable TSA-approved skincare and makeup essentials for frequent fliers that will save you time and space, while keeping you looking flawless during your summer escape.

Check them out!

Skincare Essentials

 Botanics All Bright Cleansing Face Wipes, $6.99, Target/Target.com – Quickly and easily wipe away makeup, oil and other impurities on-the-go

No7 Hydrating Mineral Water Spray, $8.39, Target/Target.com – Spritz while in-flight to keep skin feeling and looking refreshed

 No7 Beautiful Skin Vitality Eye Roll-On, $16.99, Target/Target.com – Hide the appearance of jet-lag with this caffeine and Vitamin C enriched roll-on

No7 Beautiful Skin Dry Skin Rescue, $15.99, Target/Target.com

Multi-purpose balm that’s formulated with nourishing shea and cocoa butters and enriched with pro-Vitamin B5 to intensively hydrate and sooth areas of dry skin

Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm, $12.99, Target/Target.com

Radiance balm provides an instant pick-me-up from a long day of travels to minimize signs of fatigue and stress to create a more radiant complexion.

Fab!  Be sure to grab these beauty essentials at your local Target!

Toodles!

Luxetips Travel:  Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park: Luxe & Adventurous Fun in Kississmee, FL

Luxetips Travel: Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park: Luxe & Adventurous Fun in Kississmee, FL

Hello Divas

True love and commitment never hides.  Everyone deserves to be with a partner that is proud to be with you and will shout it out to the world! If not, find someone who will.

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Per my previous post, my family’s Spring Break vacay was the best vacation ever!  One of the many adventures we encountered that made it so special was our visit to Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park. 

Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is an aerial elevated obstacle course, located in the Disney area of Orlando, and is securely suspended on specially designed poles set in a pine forest at 10 to 60 feet above the ground.

Some of the features of the course include Giant Ziplines, suspended bridges, swinging surprises, Tarzan swings, nets and much more.

 

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The thing I love about Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is that there are several obstacle courses for kids and adults alike.  There is the kids’ course for ages 7-11, the junior course for ages 9-11 and the adult’s course for ages 12 an over.

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My family including some Luxetipskids ranging from ages 8-13 were super excited and ready to go!

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The staff at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park are professional, fun and hyper vigilant about the safety of guests.  Before we could begin we had to do a 30 minute extensive safety training before we could even do the demo course.  The demo course was required to ensure we knew how to safely secure all the latches and harnesses as we went to each obstacle.

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I think these Luxetips Kids are ready!

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Luxe baby did the kids course and her instructor was amazing! He was super patient with her and gently pushed her through each obstacle while also giving her the right amount of encouragement and motivation she needed to finish it!

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The rest of us did the Green and Blue Courses and it was an adventure!

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The courses were super challenging and fun!  Some of us were daredevils and powered through while the rest of us took our time and got through the course bit by bit.

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The Silver and Red Courses are for the daredevils and included some military obstacles.  These brave folks tackled these courses and I enjoyed watching them power through.

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At the end of the course, there is a giant 450 feet zip line and all of us except one, conquered it. Doing a giant zip line was on my bucket list and now I can cross it off. It was so amazing!

We all made it through and you can see from our picture, we survived.  Happy faces!

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Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is located in Kissimmee and is 10 minutes from Disney.  Ticket prices are as follows:

Kids Course (7-11) $29.95

Junior Course (9-11) $38.95

Adult Course (12+) $49.95

Seniors (65+) $39.95

*Discount rate for active or retired Military $39.95

So when you and your family are exhausted from your Disney adventures, Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is a great alternative.

Be sure to check them out!

Toodles!

 

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