Tampa Travel Guide

The city of Tampa is becoming ever more popular with British holidaymakers – and it’s not hard to see why! From the excitement of major theme parks to tranquil canoe trails, eclectic nightlife, and world-class golf and shopping facilities, all the wonders that Florida has to offer can be found in the Tampa Bay area. … Read more

Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide

Miami’s near-neighbor to the north, Fort Lauderdale has its own style and feel like the ‘Venice of America,’ with miles of waterways linking its rich mix of boutique shopping, original attractions (like the Seminole Indian Billie Swamp Safari), and eclectic restaurants. Spend an evening on Las Olas Boulevard and stay late into the night; visit … Read more

SeaWorld Orlando

We all know how hard it can be, cramming in everything that there is to do in Orlando. Not only do you have the four Disney theme parks, which can easily take up the best part of a week’s vacation time, but there are also the Disney water parks, Downtown Disney and then there’s the … Read more

The Parades of the Magic Kingdom: A Plethora of Processions

There’s a good reason why the Magic Kingdom was given that name – because it’s full of magic. And nowhere is that more evident than in the stunning parades that take place there. Don’t get me wrong, the parades at Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are definitely worth seeing and perhaps one day, we … Read more

Enjoy Japan Pavilion at Epcot: A World Showcase Favorite

For many people, the Magic Kingdom is the park they most look forward to seeing whenever they go to Walt Disney World, and that’s perfectly understandable. After all, it’s got the fairy tale castle as you walk in, along with huge doses of magic. But despite all that, my heart lies with Epcot, and perhaps … Read more

How to Get Cheap Disney and Universal Tickets

We’ve been inundated with questions from our readers lately — which is GREAT! We’re happy to help you with your queries about saving money on a vacation or the best things to do in your favorite destinations. So, keep those questions (and answers) coming! One of our latest emails concerns Disney and Universal Orlando in … Read more

Sandpearl Resort: Clearwater Beach Vacation Review

What Florida’s west coast beaches lack in white-capped surf, they more than makeup for in clear, calm aquamarine water and powdery white sand. We found the perfect stretch during our Clearwater Beach vacation and the perfect place to stay at the Sandpearl Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Here, the pampering begins at … Read more

Orlando Golf Resort: Omni at ChampionsGate

Orlando triggers visions of themed characters, roller coasters, and funnel cakes but actually, not every Orlando Resort has a character-themed environment. When my family traveled to Orlando recently we stayed at an Orlando golf resort: Omni at ChampionsGate. This luxury resort presents a tropical ambiance and appeals to the entire family and is only a … Read more

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3 Top Restaurants in Fort Myers, Florida

My husband and I enjoyed so many aspects of our adults-only getaway to Southwest Florida last month, which included two nights on Sanibel Island and two nights in Cape Coral. But perhaps one of my greatest pleasures on this trip was eating out without the kids! My children have become savvy eaters, but still, when … Read more

Fort Myers Things to Do

Things to Do in Fort Myers, Florida

While my husband and I leisurely vacationed without the kids in the Fort Myers area of Florida’s Gulf Coast, we relaxed in charming cottages on Sanibel Island, ate some marvelous seafood at three restaurants in Cape Coral, Pine Island, and Fort Myers Beach, collected shells on Sanibel’s famous white-sand beaches and spotted some nifty wildlife … Read more

Sanibel Island Things to Do

Top Things to Do on Sanibel Island

We enjoyed a whirlwind couple of active days on Sanibel Island, staying at the darling, oceanfront Gulf Breeze Cottages, and right now our home base is the brand new, upscale Resort at Marina Village in Cape Coral. Though my husband and I spent just two days on Sanibel, I’ve already locked away fond memories of … Read more

Stay at the Intercontinental Miami

While visiting and discovering Downtown Miami, we stayed at the Intercontinental Miami. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Miami. When we first pulled up to the lobby, it was a “wow” moment. The hotel is built with marble, the entrance is bright and inviting, and the staff is amazing. As soon as … Read more

Visit St. Pete in One Day

St Petersburg, nicknamed The Sunshine City, is definitely a stop to make while visiting the Gulf Coast. It is only located 21 miles west of Tampa. In the last couple of years, St Pete has imposed itself as a cultural and artsy city. We went there only for a day and honestly, I cannot wait to … Read more

East End Market: Unique Food in Orlando

A lot of you may not know this, but Orlando is a growing hub and home for different local food vendors and creators. The best example of Orlando’s rising culture of fun, original eats is the East End Market, which has become one of my favorite places to go. Get a healthy smoothie at Skybird, … Read more

Ultimate Guide for a Perfect Day in Key West

Going to the Keys is definitely an experience. There is only one road that takes you to Key West. Take Overseas Highway all the way down. Once you get to Key West, park your car for the day. You can rent bikes anywhere. Honestly, the island is not really big and it is the best … Read more

10 Things to Do in Disney Springs

Forget about everything you think you know about Downtown Disney, especially if your last visit was more than 2 years ago. Downtown Disney is gone! It went under a massive expansion and transformation. Now it is called Disney Springs, and it is amazing! Downtown Disney was first created in the mid-’70s and was called Lake … Read more

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Free Things to do in St Augustine

St Augustine Florida – Free Points of Interest Throughout St Augustine Florida, there are several, what we would call, “points of interest”. Not really attractions or tours but still interesting stops along the way. All are free of charge; now that’s really nice. Most of these will be just shortstops as you wander around the … Read more

St Augustine Trolley

St Augustine Tours

St Augustine tours are fun, historic, interesting, and even romantic. Be sure to take a tour or two while you are visiting our beautiful old city. Whether you have arrived in St Augustine on one of those great Budget Holiday Deals or whether you are just visiting friends or family, there are no excuses for … Read more

Historic Sites St Augustine

St. Augustine Historic Sites

You are walking through the streets of an ancient city, where the territory was once controlled by natives, and then by the English, Spanish and French explorers. Where once upon a time pirates pillaged and with the help of providence and a mighty hurricane, the English Armada removed and obliterated not only a French fort … Read more

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Daytona Beach Travel Guide

Daytona Beach, famous as the “World Center of Racing” and home of NASCAR, is part of East Central Florida’s greater metropolitan area. Daytona Beach is also the best known of the seven area communities. Although the broad 23-mile stretch of white-hot sandy beach is yet the biggest attraction here, with over 8 million visitants clustering … Read more