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The Ultimate Tampa Bay Beach Guide

On Florida’s Gulf Coast, you can expect year-round sunshine, soft smooth white sand beaches, and warm waters. With miles and miles of beautiful coastline, there is a beach for everyone. Whether you are looking for relaxation, a party scene, gorgeous sunsets, a place to collect seashells, ideal swimming conditions, or a lively sporty scene, there […]

6 attractions not to miss on Orlando’s International Drive

Non-theme park days are the perfect time to explore the multitude of non-Disney attractions throughout the Orlando region. While International Drive is most well known for its’ hideous traffic and congestion, there are actually a few great attractions that make the hassle well worth it. As the street is home to Universal Studios, Seaworld, many […]

10 Gorgeous Gardens to Visit

Strolling around a beautiful garden is a great way to add on a bit of nature and relaxation to any vacation experience. There are dozens of fantastic gardens in cities across the US. From exotic cacti in Tucson, to an extravagant fall pumpkin display in Dallas, to a beautiful bonsai collection in Asheville, each of […]

5 Must Try Coffee Shops in Orlando

It’s easy to find a Starbucks in Orlando. In fact, the city ranks number 5 on the list of cities with the most Starbucks locations per capita. Wherever you go, there seems to be a Starbucks on every corner. You can even enjoy your favorite Frappuccino or latte at a Disney resort or theme park! […]

World of Chocolate in Orlando, Florida

Do you love indulging in high quality chocolate? Are you interested in learning more about he history of chocolate? Do you love unique/oddball attractions? Are you looking for something fun to do on a “non theme park day” in Orlando? If so, you will definitely want to plan an hour or so on your itinerary […]

20+ Local Coffee Shops to check out in Tampa Bay

Although you can not drive a block or more without seeing a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts today, independent coffee shops still continue to draw a loyal base. These local cafes often serve better coffee in a cozier, more laid-back setting. Delicious home baked goods, special events, and unique décor are also usually the norm. Not […]

The Top Things to do at Disney Springs

Disney Springs, an outdoor dining, shopping, & entertainment complex near the theme parks, is a great addition to your “Disney off day” itinerary. Take a break from the rides, the heat, the insane crowds, and all that walking in favor of a relaxed day at Disney Springs. There’s lots of great attractions here including a […]

5 Best Breakfast Places Near Universal Studios Orlando

While Universal Studios is home to a number of great themed restaurants, decent breakfast options are a bit limited. After a few days partaking in the breakfast buffet at your hotel, or picking up a quick pastry from a park stand, you may be seeking something a bit more filling. Fortunately, Orlando is home to […]

12 fun things to do on your “non-park” Disney days

A long day at any Disney theme park, especially on a hot & humid summer day, can be quite exhausting. In fact, I’m often completely overheated & drained, with tired aching feet by the end of the day. Realistically, most of us probably put in over 10 miles each park day! That’s likely way more […]

Best of Tampa Bay Dining Guide

It may not be a world-class foodie destination like New York, Chicago, or San Francisco, nevertheless, the Tampa Bay metro area offers a number of interesting restaurants choices across the board. From fresh seafood along the Gulf coast, to authentic Cuban fare, to the world’s largest Spanish restaurant, to some of the best Greek food […]