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Favorites at Epcot's Festival of the Arts

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Epcot International Festival of the Arts has returned to Disney for the second year. Similar to the ever-popular International Food & Wine Festival, the Festival of the Arts has a variety of savory and sweet treats throughout the park along with artistic displays and interactive exhibits. Here are my Top 10 favorites at Epcot’s Festival of the Arts: *Warning: This post may induce a sugar coma* Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts: Whipped Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese with Fresh…

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Swing into the new year at TopGolf Orlando

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Happy New Year, everyone! The holidays sure did fly by this year; I think because in general, we are just getting busier and busier. I think that’s why I enjoy TopGolf so much, and the fact that I’m actually pretty good at it. But, honestly, it gives you a chance to simply enjoy the company of friends and family while playing a competitive leisurely game of “golf.” If you are not familiar with TopGolf, it is basically a multi-level driving…

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Sunflower Maze in the Sunshine State

Florida Life Like a Local

Sunflowers make me smile, for obvious reasons, so when I heard about a sunflower maze about an hour away from Orlando, I knew I had to check it out. Down a narrow dirt path in Mims, Florida you will find yourself at Sledd’s U-Pick Strawberries. The sprawling yellow fields can’t be missed as you drive up. Corn Maze: Check Sunflower Maze: Check Where will I find myself lost next? It’s a fantastic afternoon activity for families, and of course quite…

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Is Celebration Florida Your Cup of Tea?

Disney Florida Life Like a Local Travel

For many first time visitors to the Town of Celebration, they aren’t quite sure what to make of it. White picket fences, perfectly manicured lawns, families on evening bike rides, it sounds ideal, doesn’t it? If you like living on a movie set, or as many refer to it, The Stepford Wives. You have to remember though, the Town of Celebration was built by the Walt Disney World Company back in the 90’s, and what is Disney if not the…

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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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Tips for Conquering Epcot Food and Wine

Disney Florida Life Like a Local Travel

In my last post, I listed some of my favorite fall events and festivities in Orlando, one of them being Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. If you’ve been to this event, or just attempted to eat and drink around the world, you probably noticed how popular it is among the bachelor and bachelorette parties. Well, I was one of those a few weeks ago. Seems like nowadays you can’t go to Epcot Food and Wine without making some sort…

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Festive Fall Events in Orlando, Florida

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What does Fall mean to me? Crisp air, falling leaves and cozy blankets. Unfortunately, Florida doesn’t lend itself to these luxuries very often.  In fact, the first Florida “fall front” blew through earlier this week and the temperatures finally fell from the high 90’s to low 80’s (we’re even going to drop to 70’s next week!!!!!). So, while I would love to believe we would have a cool fall season, it likely won’t happen, so fall to me includes theme…

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