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Experience the wild side of Central Florida at the Brevard Zoo

Florida Travel

No passport needed for this trip around the world. From African safaris to rainforest treks to a hop around the Australian Outback, it’s all possible just a short drive from Orlando at the Brevard Zoo. Africa Our day began with a kayaking tour on the Nyami Nyami River, an expedition through Africa. As we paddled down river we passed cheetahs, rhinos, zebra, lemurs and more. Did you know Lemurs cannot swim? I didn’t know that. Our guide said it was a…

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Poking Around at Florida Cactus

Florida Life Like a Local

I’ve put my nurturing skills to the test. A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to Florida Cactus, a nursery devoted to cacti and succulents. I first learned about this place on Instagram, of course. However, Instagram did not prepare me for how expansive it was. Row after row of succulents, cacti and various other plants filled 20 large greenhouses. If you are a lover of succulents, you will love this place. We checked in at the office…

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Experience More Florida, Take a Day Trip

Like a Local Travel

One of the benefits of living, and vacationing, in Central Florida is the location.  The central location makes it easy to explore even more of the state.  Here are my top 5 day trip destinations: 1. St. Augustine  What’s not to love about this historic city? It is the oldest continuously occupied European-establish settlement in the United States and still dazzles with history.  Whether you decide to take a tour or just wander leisurely down the brick-lined streets, you are sure to…

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Tough Mudder- Are You Tough Enough?

Life Travel

It’s a big weekend here in Central Florida.  More than 10,000 people will visit the Kissimmee destination for Tough Mudder.  Yesterday, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the course.  I wish everyone running this weekend good luck! Tough Mudder Central Florida is a 10 mile course with various challenges (obstacles) dispersed throughout the course.  We were able to see some of these obstacles demonstrated. The first demonstration was ‘Walk the Plank’ Followed by ‘Ladder to Hell’…

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Eating and Drinking Around the World

Disney Florida Life Travel

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again… That is definitely my plan when it comes to Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This weekend I ventured forth to conquer the world, but the world kind of conquered me. It was unseasonably hot and the 4-5 drink stops (I can’t really remember) started to do a number on this out-of-practice foodie. I need a little time to warm up, so even though Food & Wine conquered me this time,…

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Top Five Things to do at Westgate Town Center #WGTownCenterWeekend


I recently spent a weekend at Westgate Town Center in Kissimmee, Florida.  With the variety of activities and things to do at and around the resort, a weekend is just not enough, so I have narrowed it down to my Top Five. 1. Fuel Up with Breakfast Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Fuel up at Drafts Sports Bar and Grill, which features a wonderful breakfast buffet each morning.  I’ve never been much of a buffet person, but this is…

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