Orlando

My thoughts on the Orlando Shooting

What follows is a stream of consciousness. No set plan as I write, just going through my thoughts tonight 6/12/2016. It happened. I can't believe it happened. My city is now forever changed. But I hope we change for the better. More love, more acceptance, more working together. This isn't to say that my city… Continue reading My thoughts on the Orlando Shooting

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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

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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

The Beach

Top Tips for Combining a Cruise with Your Orlando Vacation

An Orlando vacation is pretty incredible in itself, but there’s a way to take it to uncharted territory. With Orlando’s ideal location in the middle of Florida (we don’t call it Central Florida for nothing!), it is easy to get to one of the nearby cruise ports and head out to the high seas for… Continue reading Top Tips for Combining a Cruise with Your Orlando Vacation

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

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ThisFloridaLife Top 3 of 2013: The Theme Parks

As 2013 nears its end, it is time to continue my countdown of my favorite moments of ThisFloridaLife in 2013. While the goal of ThisFloridaLife is to share my love of my homestate, it is only natural that the majority of my posts are about Orlando and her marvelous theme parks, I am a Native… Continue reading ThisFloridaLife Top 3 of 2013: The Theme Parks

Orlando

A Local’s Guide to the Best Holiday Events in Orlando

One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Count Your Blessings" and one my biggest blessings is to have spent my whole life in Orlando. Year after year I have made marvelous memories during the holiday season. Orlando truly is magical this time of year. Join me as I list my favorite holiday events in Orlando.… Continue reading A Local’s Guide to the Best Holiday Events in Orlando

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Orlando’s top five theme park Christmas shops

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, yet in certain spots within Orlando's theme parks the holiday spirit can be found year-round. Join me on a tour and top five countdown of Orlando's theme park Christmas shops. Click here to read the countdown, my latest OrlandoInformer.com contribution.   http://www.orlandoinformer.com/2013/big-5-top-five-christmas-shops-in-orlando-theme-parks/

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An Enchanting Evening at Arabian Nights NEW SHOW

It is a dinner show that is simply classic Orlando,.. and is all NEW! Visit Orlando Informer for my latest contribution. I share my experience with the new, refreshed show of Arabian Nights. It was a very enchanting evening, in part due to the VIP Experience which I strongly recommend. ENJOY!!http://www.orlandoinformer.com/2013/arabian-nights-dinner-show-orlando-review-photos/

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Empire state of mind: Tour the incredible New York Backlot of Universal Studios

New York City is one of the most exciting cities on the planet. I have always found it interesting that the New York City skyline can be seen from the entrance of an Orlando theme park based on a movie studio in California. However, as one of the last few remaining areas of Universal Studios Florida… Continue reading Empire state of mind: Tour the incredible New York Backlot of Universal Studios