Many people have said us Floridians live in paradise. So why would we Sunshine State citizens ever need to get away? Yes, it's true we Floridians enjoy soaking up the sun even in the middle of the work week. For people like me it really is home sweet home. But we too need a getaway… Continue reading A lovely place to come home to
A Celebration of Harry Potter 2015 is on the horizon. Potterheads, Muggles, and everyone else are anxiously awaiting its arrival much like young little witches and wizards waiting their turn to cross onto platform 9 ¾ for the Hogwarts Express on their first trip to Hogwarts. This event officially debuted last year and seems to… Continue reading A guide to enjoying Universal Orlando’s A Celebration of Harry Potter
It's been nearly a year since Central Florida finally joined the ranks of other heavily populated areas, offering a commuter rail. The SunRail has already gone through a few changes in its short existence and has a pretty strong fandom made of those who have ridden the rails and realized the convenience of it all… Continue reading A step-by-step guide to riding the SunRail
I am very excited and can't wait to try out the new section of the Sanford River Walk. I have very fond memories of this beautiful, riverside walkway. It is one of the many great enhancements to Downtown Sanford. If you have visited Downtown Sanford, add it to your list now! Check out the Orlando… Continue reading Sanford River Walk is better than ever
Orlando is known for many things, but, until recently, it hasn't always been known as a culinary destination. Which is a shame – Orlando has lots of unique cuisine to sample and colorful neighborhoods to visit. Thankfully, Orlando Food Tours makes it fun and easy to explore one of the city’s best neighborhoods and try… Continue reading Orlando Food Tours: A flavorful experience in one of our city’s most fascinating neighborhoods
Everyone knows the big three Orlando theme park giants: Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld. But there are many wonderful attractions throughout Central Florida besides the big three. One of those attractions, Legoland Florida, provides a much more relaxed and intimate theme park experience. First let me state that Legoland Florida is a great… Continue reading A walk through Cypress Gardens – the best part of visiting Legoland Florida
A New Year has begun and with it the opportunity for many new changes. Many people are starting the year planning their next vacation to Orlando. Hopefully they do it right. There's a lot of research to be done in order to have an unforgettable Orlando vacation. Visitors should also consider making some changes to… Continue reading The Top Five New Year’s Resolutions every theme park visitor should have
Disney fans rejoice as a long awaited day approaches. In just a few days, January 7th to be exact, the misfit "icon" of Disney's Hollywood Studios will start to be removed. Not all Disney fans are excited, some are apathetic, but the ones (like me) that are excited are actually really, really excited. So what's… Continue reading What’s the big deal with the Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?
It’s been a while and a lot has changed. And it is those changes that have made it realistic for the sun to rise over ThisFloridaLife again. I am happy to write to you, my Florida Lifers, and welcome you back to the place that started my newfound love of being a freelance writer (in… Continue reading ThisFloridaLife is back!