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New York City Travel Bucket List, Part 2

New York City Travel

Let’s continue on this grand adventure through New York City, checking off several Big Apple bucket list items from food and drink to historical venues and relaxing hot spots. Make sure you check out my previous post to see where the adventure began. Sarabeth’s Sarabeth’s on Park Avenue was quite possibly the largest restaurant I have ever dined in. I just didn’t realize how big it was until I had to venture to the restroom. A maze of stairs and…

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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. 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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Florida has old stuff too: Florida Caverns State Park

Florida State Parks Travel

Did you know there were caves in Florida?  Cave diving is popular at many of the Florida springs, but Florida Caverns State Park is the only dry cave open to the public. Behind a heavy metal door awaits exploration into another world. How did these caves form? Millions of years ago, sea levels were much higher leaving a majority of the coastal areas underwater. Over the years, as sea levels fell, debris on the sea floor hardened into limestone which…

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Always take the scenic route through Florida

Florida State Parks Travel

Heading due east from Orlando, we found ourselves entering Black Point Wildlife Drive, a 7-mile, one way maintained road designed for wildlife viewing from the comfort of your car. While I love our hikes through Florida, sometimes it is nice to see it all from a well air conditioned car, especially during the summer months when temperatures can reach well into the 90’s. This area was originally designed as a mosquito control impoundment. Water levels could be managed for the…

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Favorites at Epcot's Festival of the Arts

Disney Florida Life Like a Local Orlando Travel

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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