Florida Life

What It Is Like On a Go-Kart Racetrack at Sea

It seems like a weird idea, racing go-karts on a racetrack at sea. When Norwegian Cruise Line first developed the concept it didn't appeal to me all that much. But, I was mistaken. View from the top most deck of Norwegian Encore at the Encore Speedway entrance Norwegian Encore My husband and I just got… Continue reading What It Is Like On a Go-Kart Racetrack at Sea

Orlando

How Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is Different Than The Rest of Walt Disney World

There's been much ado about Star Wars Galaxy's Edge (or Star Wars Land, for short). Rightfully so, an immersive theme park land dedicated to one of the most beloved movie franchises of all time is something many of us have dreamed of for decades, way before Harry Potter, in fact. The wand boy and his… Continue reading How Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is Different Than The Rest of Walt Disney World

Articles

Longing for a getaway at Bahama Breeze

It can be tough changing jobs. There's a lot of adjusting and figuring out how to accomplish your new tasks. And it is with this challenge that I missed a chance to getaway to Bahama Breeze - a restaurant which began in Central Florida - to celebrate their Reggae Fest. But just because I couldn't… Continue reading Longing for a getaway at Bahama Breeze

Florida Life

The top 6 posts from ThisFloridaLife

In two weeks we will celebrate six years since my very first post on ThisFloridaLife. On 7/7/2012 I hit 'publish' on my little blog. What started as a fun way to do something I love: write, has become a way for me to connect with others and share the joys of life, and specifically the… Continue reading The top 6 posts from ThisFloridaLife

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

My Florida travel list for 2016

Our lives are ever changing, and I am going through the biggest change of my life. To help with this challenging time I made a list of Florida destinations and activities that I want to be sure to visit in 2016. I started ThisFloridaLife as a means for me to explore my homestate. We often… Continue reading My Florida travel list for 2016

Orlando

8 Ways to Celebrate Universal Orlando’s 25th Anniversary (TouringPlans.com)

It’s the first theme park for which I have memories of all the excitement and fanfare of its opening days. Universal Studios Florida was the fifth major theme park to open in the Orlando area, 25 years ago on June 7, 1990. Although the anniversary day has come and gone, and the special concert series… Continue reading 8 Ways to Celebrate Universal Orlando’s 25th Anniversary (TouringPlans.com)

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

Orlando

A guide to enjoying Universal Orlando’s A Celebration of Harry Potter

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