Florida Life, Small towns in Florida

Take a trip along Florida backroads to celebrate Spring

Living in the Orlando metro area makes me appreciate time away amid the real Florida. After being stuck in commuting heck, there is something decompressing about taking a trip down a backroad. Spring comes into bloom, it is difficult to think of a more beautiful time to head to North Central Florida's backroads. As Spring arrives… Continue reading Take a trip along Florida backroads to celebrate Spring

Central Florida Suburbs, The Beach

Exploring Florida’s Beachside Beauty with East Coast Paddle

I simply could not turn down the invitation to experience stand up paddleboarding for the first time. And it turns out, I could not have found a better host and instructor than East Coast Paddle. Besides the awesome opportunity to stand up paddleboard for the first time, this trip allowed me to revisit one of my favorite… Continue reading Exploring Florida’s Beachside Beauty with East Coast Paddle

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/

Central Florida Suburbs

Just Keep Growing Part Two: Central Florida Zoo Expansion

A few weeks ago I wrote about the potential Central Florida Zoo expansion.   I am happy to report that the Seminole County Commissioners approved the purchase of the land required to make the expansion possible! Here is the Orlando Sentinel article about it.  Great news for Central Florida! And here is my original post "Just… Continue reading Just Keep Growing Part Two: Central Florida Zoo Expansion

Orlando

Appreciation for Animal Kingdom

It may not be the most attended of Disney’s theme parks, but it is very dear to me. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the largest of the Disney parks and could be considered the most underrated. The wild child of the Disney theme park family, offers unique entertainment, a few thrilling rides, and distinctive details not… Continue reading Appreciation for Animal Kingdom

Central Florida Suburbs

Just Keep Growing – Central Florida Zoo Expansion

I wonder sometimes, what differentiates those that excel in life and those that do not.  Obviously, there is not one stand-alone characteristic.  But, I think one is the desire to never settle, the desire to grow.  The Central Florida Zoo, located in Sanford, Florida, very easily could settle.  They could accept that Disney's Animal Kingdom… Continue reading Just Keep Growing – Central Florida Zoo Expansion