Florida Life

Farewell Florida Lifers

It has been something I have thought about for a long time. And tonight it is time to make the decision. I am grateful for the memories and the people I have met. But there is something more important. Thank you for nearly two years of living ThisFloridaLife with me. It is time for me… Continue reading Farewell Florida Lifers

Orlando

New menu at Olive Garden – is it enough to make me return?

Darden Restaurants is a massive nationwide brand. And I couldn't be prouder that this well-known company that has created beloved restaurant brands, got its start right here in Orlando. The two brands that started it all are Olive Garden and Red Lobster. Recently, Olive Garden received a whole new, revamped menu and I was invited… Continue reading New menu at Olive Garden – is it enough to make me return?

Central Florida Suburbs, Small towns in Florida

Memorial Day Event at Oviedo’s The Lawton House

It is time to make your Memorial Day weekend plans. Since Memorial Day is to celebrate and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, perhaps a visit to a historical Florida destination is in order. I received the information below¬†and I have to say, I am pleased that some of the… Continue reading Memorial Day Event at Oviedo’s The Lawton House

Orlando

Dick’s Last Resort revisited: diving deeper into the food

Dick's Last Resort celebrated its grand opening just about a month ago at Lake Buena Vista. The grand opening was lots of fun, (read more here) but the food was served buffet style and it was difficult to get a feel for the full menu. I was invited back to dine with my hubby and… Continue reading Dick’s Last Resort revisited: diving deeper into the food

Orlando

FunSpot: A totally different world

Those pesky "It's HuuuuuuuuuuuuuGE" and "Fun Spot Style" TV commercials. You know what I'm talking about, so corny. Yet, I have to hand it to FunSpot for being a homegrown, family operation that has really grown over the years. I recently visited and it feels like a totally different world. Now what I mean by… Continue reading FunSpot: A totally different world

Orlando

Disney’s FastPass+ changes, where to go, how to get started, and which guests get what options

Many of my Florida Lifers know that Monday - Friday I am a hard working hotelier. This week was a BIG week for Orlando in the world of hotels. Universal's Cabana Bay Resort opened. Four Seasons Orlando started taking reservations. But the thing that impacts all hotels in Orlando the most is the big change… Continue reading Disney’s FastPass+ changes, where to go, how to get started, and which guests get what options