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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Attraction of the Week: Icon Park in Orlando

A rather new attraction, Icon Park which opened in May of 2015, is a great addition to your non-theme park Orlando itinerary. Featuring a 400 foot Ferris Wheel, a wax museum, an aquarium, and numerous restaurants and shops, there’s plenty to do to keep you busy here for an entire afternoon. On hot summer days, […]

The best things to do in Orlando when it’s TOO hot!

It’s hot, muggy, and sunny pretty much the entire year in Orlando, with the exception of a handful of months. While the theme park water rides, afternoon thunderstorms, cool treats, and air conditioned line queues & shops can help a bit, sometimes it’s just too hot to have much fun. In fact, I’ve found myself […]

Orlando on the Cheap: 20 Easy Ways to Save on your Orlando Vacation

Let’s face it – when you add up hotel & transportation costs, dining out, and theme parks, an Orlando vacation is about as pricey as it gets. Severals days at the theme parks alone can add up to hundreds, even thousands of dollars. If you figure a week or more at a hotel, $100+ per […]

The Best Themed Restaurants in Orlando

Themed restaurants – they tend to be touristy, overpriced, and the food is never as authentic as that which you find at a great local restaurant. However, for most of us on vacation, a fun atmosphere and fantastic service typically overrides quality food and value. From Disney Springs, to Universal CityWalk, to International Drive, and […]