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Discovering Earthly Eco-Orlando In Central Florida

If your travel fantasies include snorkeling with a dazzling array of tropical fish, studying the markings on rare parrots and toucans, watching bald eagles soar overhead, admiring blue herons nesting in dune grass or being kissed by an 500-pound Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin, Orlando should be your destination. Yes... Orlando, Florida. It's an easy weekend destination serviced by frequent...

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Florida’s Pensacola Bay Area Restaurants

Dining venues that welcome the kids, serving everything from chowder to chateaubriand.Pensacola has much to offer families and adults looking for a dining experience beyond the usual fried seafood and kitschy tourist traps so often found in beach communities. We were surprised to find everything from simple, fresh seafood to innovative cuisine with international influences. Some of our favorites...

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The 11 Best Things for Grandparents to Do with Their Grandkids in Orlando

Here is a list of my favorite 11 things to do with my grandparents in Orlando Around Orlando: AA++ Eat at NBA City. NBA City is located right next to City Walk, part of Universal Studios. NBA City is a five-minute walk from Islands of Adventure and three minutes from City Walk. If you like basketball or don't much, like me, you will...

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Florida Is Really Fun

I went to a resort called Sandestin. It is so big it has it’s own zip code. Sandestin is located in Destin, Florida. It is 2,400 acres in size. We stayed on the 20th floor of one of the main hotels. It had 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, 3 televisions a kitchen and living room plus a nice view of the beach. There are a great variety of prices at Sandestin because there are really fancy hotels...

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Sharing a Find in “Old Florida”

My wife and I enjoy your newsletter. We recently moved to Cape San Blas, to a small town on Florida’s Panhandle Gulf Coast and we love it here. We’ve lived all over and are turning all of our friends onto the little-known beaches that have been ranked #1. Yesterday evening I took our 5- and 8-year-old kids and our dog and played on the...

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Free Orlando!

After spending all or most of your money at the local theme parks, what do you do with the rest of your vacation? Families and others who find that being a tourist here is synonymous with thin wallets might consider the free sights in the world's premier tourist attraction. If you've visited lately, you might think any notion of free is a Disney fantasy. And don't misunderstand. While a...

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Dining Medieval Family Style in Orlando

My mom and I were able to visit a place and time long gone at the "Castle," located on Highway 192 in Kissimmee, Florida. Not sure what to expect, I was intrigued by the place called Medieval Times (866/543-9637). My mom and I were able to visit a place and time long gone at the "Castle," located on Highway 192 in Kissimmee, Florida. Not sure what to expect, I was...

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Travel Trends 2003: Togethering Is The Trend Of The Year

Trends Report - December, 2003: In 2003, statistics showed that families were viewing vacations increasingly as reunion opportunities, and that those in the travel industry were adjusting accordingly. As 2003 scurried to a close, we received lots of news about a perceived trend called “Togethering,” which must be taking the central Florida region by storm. The savvy...

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