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A walk through Cypress Gardens – the best part of visiting Legoland Florida

Everyone knows the big three Orlando theme park giants: Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld. But there are many wonderful attractions throughout Central Florida besides the big three. One of those attractions, Legoland Florida, provides a much more relaxed and intimate theme park experience. First let me state that Legoland Florida is a great… Continue reading A walk through Cypress Gardens – the best part of visiting Legoland Florida

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The Top Five New Year’s Resolutions every theme park visitor should have

A New Year has begun and with it the opportunity for many new changes. Many people are starting the year planning their next vacation to Orlando. Hopefully they do it right. There's a lot of research to be done in order to have an unforgettable Orlando vacation. Visitors should also consider making some changes to… Continue reading The Top Five New Year’s Resolutions every theme park visitor should have

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No place I’d rather be: to my mother’s father

There's no place I'd rather live than Orlando. Yesterday was yet another day that solidified this sentiment. I spent the day at Universal Orlando, at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with a friend who is the bigger "Potterhead" I know. It was magic! In the middle of the day I headed to the other… Continue reading No place I’d rather be: to my mother’s father

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FunSpot: A totally different world

Those pesky "It's HuuuuuuuuuuuuuGE" and "Fun Spot Style" TV commercials. You know what I'm talking about, so corny. Yet, I have to hand it to FunSpot for being a homegrown, family operation that has really grown over the years. I recently visited and it feels like a totally different world. Now what I mean by… Continue reading FunSpot: A totally different world

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The food and drink you’ve got to try at the 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The big news for this year’s Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot is the return of the delightful food and beverage booths, which are now called “outdoor kitchens.” Get ready to welcome spring with a beautiful floral feast for the eyes and a flavorful feast for your taste buds! I headed out to the opening… Continue reading The food and drink you’ve got to try at the 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Florida Life

The Must-Do Weekend if you live in a Florida City

Being in the Orlando area is exciting. There is always something to do. Life in the city, be it Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale or any other metropolitan area can be exhausting. With so many beautiful beaches, small towns, and relaxing rural areas throughout Florida, there's a must-do weekend you've got to do if… Continue reading The Must-Do Weekend if you live in a Florida City

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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

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Universal Orlando’s top five desserts worth the indulgence

One of the many joys of visiting theme parks is indulging in sweet treats you might otherwise resist. There are lots of yummy desserts to enjoy through Universal Orlando Resort. In my latest contribution to OrlandoInformer, I take your sweet tooth on a journey through Universal Orlando’s top five desserts. And please note: for this… Continue reading Universal Orlando’s top five desserts worth the indulgence

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The Pros and Cons of the Monorail Pub Crawl

Perhaps you've heard of the Monorail Pub Crawl, or perhaps the title of this post made you think, "ooooh that sounds fun!" Indeed to hop aboard a monorail, stopping at each resort's lounge for an adult beverage is a fun endeavor, but there are some downsides of which to take note. The Pros Convenient and… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of the Monorail Pub Crawl

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The Best Time of Year to Visit Orlando and Florida

It's the most wonderful time of the year... ok well, almost. The kids are back in school and most of the professional world is back in full swing. As a result, hotel parking lots show more vacant spaces, the highways are starting to become slightly less cluttered, and the theme parks are starting to regain… Continue reading The Best Time of Year to Visit Orlando and Florida