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Joey Fatone’s Top 3 Travel Tips, Plus What To Do In Orlando

Plus what the singer loves about Orlando and HGV Live!

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Hilton Grand Vacations Brand Ambassador Joey Fatone performing at an HGV Live! concert

Joey Fatone is many things: an entertainer extraordinaire, former member of boyband sensation *NSYNC and Hilton Grand Vacations Brand Ambassador. Joey’s also a travel expert, the kind to pack everything he needs into a single carry-on bag. From tours to vacations, he’s traveled all over. While he’s currently an Orlando local, he shared a few of his favorite ways to vacation in The City Beautiful. See how you can vacation like a rock star (literally).

Palm trees along Lake Eola Park in Orlando, Florida 

Things To Do In Orlando

While theme parks are the city’s top attraction, Joey’s discovered plenty to love about Orlando. He even shared one of his favorite hidden gems, an unforgettable outdoor adventure: “Wallaby Ranch is something probably not many people know about. You can hang glide even though there aren’t mountains in Florida. You fly up in tandem with a professional hang glider. Then they release you to glide down. It’s the craziest thing,” said Joey.

Foodie vacations are growing popular as more destinations offer a variety of culinary adventures. “There are so many places foodies can visit because food trucks are booming everywhere,” said Joey. Joey is a bit of a food-truck connoisseur as the owner of Fat One’s food truck, both a delightful play on words and hot spot for jumbo hot dogs. Check out Tasty Takeover for a one-stop shop of a variety of food trucks, from sweet treats like gelato and churros to authentic Ethiopian and Sri Lankan cuisine. 

Joey’s Travel Tips

Whether Joey is returning to Las Vegas or heading to a new destination, his travel tips are essential for all vacations. “One: Stay hydrated. Seriously. People don’t think about drinking water when they’re traveling, but it’s so important,” he said.

“Two: Get as much as you can in a carry-on because sometimes when you check your bag, it decides to make other trips. Try to pack in everything,” Joey said emphatically. “Shove the socks in the actual shoes. Shove the underwear in there as well. I usually have my Oculus, an iPad, headphones, Band-Aids, hand sanitizer and toothpicks to make your mouth minty fresh,” he added with his signature pearly white smile.

He continued, “Number three: I guess I’m old school, but I carry cash on me. You never know if your card’s not going to work or if you’ll need a cab. Carry a little cash, not much — $10 or $20.”

Singer Joey Fatone performing at an HGV Live! concert for Hilton Grand Vacations Owners and Guests 

See Joey Fatone At HGV! Live*

Thanks to HGV Ultimate Access, Members and Guests can meet Joey at a private concert hosted by Hilton Grand Vacations. Owners agree that the HGV Live! performances are unforgettable, and Joey enjoys the intimate shows. “It’s so much fun because we can stop and start a song anytime. It’s not like I’m performing in front of hundreds of thousands of people. I’m doing it for 200 or 300 people. It all depends on the group of people. I can get down on the floor, hang out, dance, sing and clap along with them. And that’s the fun part — I never know what I’m gonna get with these parties,” he said.

Read more about HGV Live! and learn how you can enhance your next vacation with HGV Ultimate Access.

*To attend HGV Ultimate Access events (valued between $500-$1500), Guests must attend a Membership Portfolio Review or Timeshare Presentation after the event, during their same stay. If you do not attend the Membership Review or Timeshare Presentation, the retail value of the event may be charged to your credit card. HGV Ultimate Access events are subject to availability, nontransferable and subject to change without notice. Experience fee applies, minimum of $99 per event, to be paid at time of booking. Offer dates may change due to event availability. Offers may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

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