Historic Homes of Gainesville, Florida

Dudley Farm Historic State Park A one-of-a-kind 19th-century working farmstead featuring a visitor center, picnic area, and self-guided tour of the 18 historic structures that make up an authentic (not reproduction) farm complex located on 325 of the original 640 acres the Dudleys owned. Staff and volunteers in authentic farm clothing carry on chores and … Read more

Places to Stay in Gainesville

Gainesville is filled with a vast selection of hotels, suites, Bed & Breakfast Inns, and campgrounds to make your downtime restful. Accommodations are also available in all ranges of prices. Hotels and Suites in Gainesville Comfort Inn & Suites Enjoy a stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites. The three-star AAA-rated Comfort Inn West offers … Read more

Where to Eat In Gainesville

Top Gainesville Restaurants Gainesville is home to many unique and delicious restaurants. Primarily along Archer Road and University Avenue, you will find many national chains to choose from or you can also try many locally-owned restaurants throughout the city. Here are a few options: Amelia’s Italian Cuisine 235 S. Main St. Suite 107 (Behind the … Read more

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

restaurants fort myers florida

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