Articles, Orlando

Happy 15th Anniversary to Walt Disney World’s Most Under-appreciated Theme Park: Animal Kingdom

Today marks the 15th anniversary of my absolute favorite Walt Disney World theme park, Disney's Animal Kingdom. To celebrate the occasion I wrote a tribute article for OrlandoInformer.com. Click here to read it! http://www.orlandoinformer.com/2013/disneys-animal-kingdom-15-year-anniversary/

The Beach

What a Wonder-ful view in South Beach

One of my (former) favorite talking points is that as a Native Floridian I had never been to South Beach - Miami, FL. I know... can you believe it? Finding a way to deal with the 8 hour drive back from Key West to Orlando, an overnight stay in South Beach was definitely in order.… Continue reading What a Wonder-ful view in South Beach

Articles, Central Florida Suburbs

100 Things to love about my hometown of Seminole County

Home is where the heart is, and I heart my home. The whole reason I started ThisFloridaLife was to share my love of Florida and to fall in love with it even more by exploring my state. The county I have called home my entire life is celebrating its 100th anniversary. From the Orlando Sentinel,… Continue reading 100 Things to love about my hometown of Seminole County

The Beach

Florida’s Grand Finale: Sunset in Key West’s Mallory Square

Regardless of the amount of Florida sunsets I have enjoyed in my lifetime, I knew nothing would compare to watching the sunset in Mallory Square in Key West. Without a doubt, I was right. With only two nights in Key West, Florida we had to choose our must-do highlights and leave room for spontaneity. I made sure… Continue reading Florida’s Grand Finale: Sunset in Key West’s Mallory Square

The Beach

Journey to the end of the Road: Our Drive from Orlando to Key West

We wavered back and forth. Do we make the drive or should we just hop a flight? A 7 to 8 hour drive from Orlando to Key West seemed a little daunting, but also like a golden opportunity. We decided to go for it. Though we had been to Key West before, it was only by way… Continue reading Journey to the end of the Road: Our Drive from Orlando to Key West