Florida Life

Listen to Me As A Fruitcake on the Radio on Radio Margaritaville

What an opportunity for a parrothead - a chance to appear on Radio Margaritaville as a guest DJ! You can catch me this week as the Fruitcake on the Radio on SiriusXM’s Radio Margaritaville through January 1st! I got to record my show while inside the Parrot Perch studio with JD Spradlin at Sunset Walk… Continue reading Listen to Me As A Fruitcake on the Radio on Radio Margaritaville

Florida Life

Why We Built a Tiki Bar in Our Home

Thank God the tiki bar is open - Jimmy Buffett. Our family room now has a tiki bar in it and there's one good reason why: we have a baby. Treasured Tiki Mugs You see, one morning my husband and I sat at our kitchen table gazing at our collection of tiki mugs. Our baby… Continue reading Why We Built a Tiki Bar in Our Home

Orlando

Details and secrets of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Universal Orlando (OrlandoInformer.com)

Every so often I write a blog post that makes me nervous and anxious. This is one of those posts. We all have our niche and things we are known for. I feel confident that I am known for my love of Jimmy Buffett and Margaritaville. And so in honor of my Orlando Margaritaville Cafe… Continue reading Details and secrets of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Universal Orlando (OrlandoInformer.com)

Orlando

The best of my OrlandoInformer.com blog posts

Today marks three years since my very first blog post at OrlandoInformer.com! When I started ThisFloridaLife back in July 2012 I hoped to simply share my love of my homestate of Florida and use it as a vehicle for me to explore more of this great state. After a few months of writing under my… Continue reading The best of my OrlandoInformer.com blog posts

Florida Life

An open letter to Jimmy Buffett (and my fellow ParrotHeads)

Sometimes a thought creeps into your cranium that you wish never made itself known. When I read that actor Alan Rickman died at age 69 it hit me. David Bowie was also 69 years of age when he passed a few days ago, and they say these things come in threes. So when I remembered… Continue reading An open letter to Jimmy Buffett (and my fellow ParrotHeads)

The Beach

A lovely place to come home to

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

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

Orlando

A Guide to Loyalty Programs at Universal Orlando

One of the advantages that Universal Orlando has over Walt Disney World is the number of establishments on property that are popular national and worldwide brands with loyalty programs. Even if you only dabble a little, these loyalty and reward programs can add a lot of value to your vacation. As a member of a… Continue reading A Guide to Loyalty Programs at Universal Orlando

Florida Life

ThisFloridaLife Top 3 of 2013: The Food

Well here it is, the final day of 2013. Did you accomplish everything you wanted? Yeah, me neither. But I came pretty close and had a good year. And what's a good year without some good food? For my final countdown of ThisFloridaLife 2013 let's take a trip down culinary memory lane. Here are my… Continue reading ThisFloridaLife Top 3 of 2013: The Food

Orlando, The Beach

Margaritaville Refreshed: Experience the all new menu at Margaritaville Cafe Orlando

Margaritaville Cafe Orlando at Universal CityWalk has a completely revamped menu, and this week we had the honor of sampling a large variety of the new choices on behalf of Orlando Informer. Jimmy Buffett’s music career spans four decades. His fans, known as Parrotheads, are loyal and have a strong sense of what truly is… Continue reading Margaritaville Refreshed: Experience the all new menu at Margaritaville Cafe Orlando