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The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Boca Raton

By Rohan:

“Getting away” usually means visiting an exotic locale, experiencing a new way of life, or trying something completely out of the blue. However, in sunny Boca Raton, Florida, you can escape to an oasis of luxury and comfort at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Located along the Atlantic Ocean separated only by a picturesque white-sand beach, this Hilton property should not be missed. The main building resembles an old Spanish castle, with a variety of restaurants, shops, and amenities for you to enjoy. All of this in one beautiful location makes for an excellent trip, any time of the year.

The rooms at this Waldorf-Astoria will surely make similar properties jealous. While some five star hotels promise luxury, the Waldorf aims at making you feel like a king. With large, plush king beds featuring gorgeous patios overlooking the ocean, there is not a single inch of the room that won’t cause your jaw to drop.

The star of this property would be the wide variety of restaurants. The Palm Lounge is located in the main building and features a stunning atrium that lets in plenty of natural sunlight. As the name suggests, the restaurant is filled with Palm Trees with free wireless internet and casual American fare.

If you’re into a more chic way of ending your day, check out Morimoto, a sushi bar founded by Iron Chef Morimoto himself. And to keep the kids’ sweet tooths satisfied, a 1950’s-themed Ice Cream Parlor right across from Morimoto will surely do the trick.

Perhaps the best beverage at the restaurant is offered for free near the reception desk. A sweet, nectar-like lemonade is provided on behalf of the hotel staff, and is absolutely divine when served with a thin slice of lime.

When it comes to amenities, the Waldorf at Boca Raton is truly an oasis. Award-winning golf courses, beautiful pools, tennis courts, water sports, and more are all available within walking distance or a short, ten-minute shuttle ride. If you can imagine it, you can do it at the Waldorf.

Here at Paupers, we pride ourselves on exploring cities and historical sites around the world. But sometimes, even we need a break from  the traditional notions of travel. If you want a place to sit back, relax, and take in sunny weather with crashing waves as your soundtrack, look no further than the Waldorf-Astoria in Boca. To book your ticket to paradise, visit www.bocaresort.com

An Ode To Epcot


By Rohan:

When I was a little kid, my Disney trips would always be filled with awe and magic. Meeting Mickey, Minnie, and friends, getting soaked on Splash Mountain, and enjoying the parks’ nightlife always made me want to come back. Every theme park was unique in its own way. The Magic Kingdom provided a trip down memory lane with our favorite childhood characters. Animal Kingdom let us meet the Yeti on Expedition Everest and come up close and personal to thousands of exotic animals. Hollywood Studios (formerly MGM Studios) brought the magic of the movies into reality. But what about Epcot? What an odd little park; a blend of our future and our past, a celebration of human achievement, an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.

Epcot is the crossroads of tradition and promise. It’s where the past meets the present, where cultures from around the world meet the innovations of tomorrow. Enter the park and you are warped into a 1970’s idealistic vision of the future. One of the most educational theme parks in the world, a single tour of Epcot lets you go behind the wheel of a prototype car, travel through the history of human communication and accomplishment, and take to the skies in a space simulator. The magic of Epcot isn’t an enchanted palace or a adventurous safari–it is the ability to peer into the future and experience it firsthand.

Then you enter the second part of the park–The World Showcase. Complete with a dozen countries to explore and cultures to experience, this attraction is a must-see pit stop for anyone’s Disney vacation. Celebrate Oktoberfest the German way or watch a Hibachi chef put on a show as he cooks your dinner with style. With cast members from around the world and food spanning six continents, there is no doubt your senses will be delighted at Epcot.

Epcot is sure to stir you and your family’s imagination. Be reminded of your ancestry on Spaceship Earth and be inspired to change the future at Future World. Relax and learn something from one of the greatest, most innovative theme parks in the nation.

A sidenote from Siddhi:

For me, the highlight of every Epcot visit is the “Reflections” fireworks show, which blows away anything I have ever seen (though Fantasmic comes close). A post will follow on this experience! But if you’re in the park, please, please check it out! It’s just beautiful on every level.