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SeaWorld’s embarrassing marketing move

Let me start by saying I am a SeaWorld fan and am an Annual Passholder to both SeaWorld and Aquatica. I've lived my whole life in Orlando and I've seen their countless rescue efforts for over 30 years. For much of my youth I dreamed of being a dolphin trainer and excelled in science in… Continue reading SeaWorld’s embarrassing marketing move

Central Florida Suburbs

New menu at Brio Tuscan Grille continues to add delight to the Winter Park dining scene

On a beautiful Spring evening, I sat on the inviting patio of Brio Tuscan Grille. The patio buzzed with laughter and enjoyment amid the lovely Winter Park Village. As the sun began to set and evening crept in, I delighted in the new menu offerings while chatting with Chef Kirk Wright. I had been invited… Continue reading New menu at Brio Tuscan Grille continues to add delight to the Winter Park dining scene

Orlando

A review of the food at Universal Mardi Gras

New Orleans, the Big Easy, is known for many things. Jazz, art, voo doo, and of course tantalizing Cajun cuisine. Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras is a popular annual event, but not necessarily because of the special food and beverages offered during this special time of the year. Yet, if you head to Universal Orlando to… Continue reading A review of the food at Universal Mardi Gras

Central Florida Suburbs

A fantastic happy hour at ABO Winter Park

Anyone who tells you that Central Florida lacks a strong food scene is very mistaken. Orlando is comprised of different neighborhoods each with their own character and their own unique food scene. One of the more upscale food scenes in Central Florida can be found on Park Avenue in Winter Park. It's one of my… Continue reading A fantastic happy hour at ABO Winter Park

Florida Life

Which do you choose Disney or Universal?

There is a sign, on a toll road, that is among my favorite signs in all of Orlando. Yes, I have a favorite sign; when you love your hometown as much as I do you're bound to have an odd affinity for way too many things. This sign represents a strong symbolism for Orlando visitors and residents… Continue reading Which do you choose Disney or Universal?

Orlando

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Kilimanjaro Club – is it worth it?

No other Walt Disney World resorts offers the level of cultural immersion and exotic experiences that can be discovered at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. It is my favorite Walt Disney World Resort; my heart practically sings the minute I set foot in the awe-inspiring lobby. As a Disney Vacation Club Member, Animal Kingdom Lodge is one… Continue reading Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Kilimanjaro Club – is it worth it?

Orlando

Cheers and Happy 15th Anniversary to Orlando’s Margaritaville

Happy 16th Anniversary to Orlando Margaritaville Cafe! Couldn’t have said it better than how I did last year…

Today marks 15 years since Jimmy Buffett proudly planted his pirate flag at Universal Orlando and declared CityWalk home to Margaritaville. Over the years this place has become my second home, as welcome a sight as an empty chair under a shady palm tree. It would be remiss of me if I did not raise a glass and toast my favorite “beach” bar.

Margaritaville Logo

From the exciting, erupting volcano bar to the laid back, sun worshippers’ paradise of the Lone Palm Airport, the Orlando Margaritaville Cafe is among the largest in all the world. There are multiple places to post up and party down. One might argue that to truly appreciate that margarita mecca you must be a Parrothead (an ultimate Jimmy Buffett fan). But I am proof that this is not the case.

5 O'Clock Somewhere. Perfect Margarita . LandShark . Credit - Michael St John Photo Courtesy of Margaritaville

I started visiting the Margaritaville Cafe in Orlando about eight years ago. Once…

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The Beach

Mixology Class aboard the Disney Magic – raise your glass and toast a great experience

Sailing aboard a Disney Cruise offers an ocean of opportunity to indulge. There are so many wonderful experiences waiting for you to enjoy, especially on 7 night or longer sailings. A series of adult beverage seminars is one of the more popular experiences offered on longer sailings. These seminars are a fantastic way to explore… Continue reading Mixology Class aboard the Disney Magic – raise your glass and toast a great experience