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Things We Like About Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal Orlando's Cabana Bay Beach Resort welcomed its first guests in March 2014. With its sleek, curved lines and bold patterns and colors, the hotel harkens back to mid-20th century tourism when the roadside motor court was king. Throughout the ...

Spend the Night in a Lighthouse

Built in 1980 as a replica of Chesapeake Bay's famous Thomas Point Lighthouse, Katie's Light on Amelia Island is the perfect spot for a family vacation or romantic honeymoon. This unique beachfront rental features wood floors and ceilings througho...

Orlando’s Mid-Century Modern Furniture Shop

With a shop named 1618 Something Different, you might expect to find unique one-of-a-kind items inside. And you would be right. This vintage mid-century modern furniture shop in Orlando's Ivanhoe Village lives up to its name in every way. The care...

Things are Poppin’ in Winter Garden

Not all popcorn shops are created equal. Far superior to its competition is Ms. Bee's Gourmet Popcorn & Candy Shoppe in historic downtown Winter Garden. Always stocked with more than 70 homemade custom flavors, Ms. Bee's popcorn is made fresh ...

Hotel Ponce de Leon is Worth a Tour

When visiting St. Augustine, history and architecture buffs shouldn’t miss tours of Flagler College. The sprawling Spanish Renaissance-themed building in the middle of the town’s historic district opened in 1888 as the Hotel Ponce de Leon and was ...

East End Market is Orlando’s Community Hub

Housed in a former church building in the heart of Orlando’s Audubon Park Garden District, East End Market is all about community. Since opening in 2013, this dynamic two-story building has become a cultural hub for the City Beautiful featuring th...

DeLand’s First Boutique Hotel Has a Minimalist Vibe

Travelers looking for a sophisticated lodging option that's close to Orlando, but far from the hustle and bustle of the tourist corridor, should consider staying in DeLand at the Artisan Downtown. New owners have given the historic South Woodland ...

Museum Teaches About Florida Wildlife

With summer vacation season almost here, a lot of parents are no doubt looking for something to do with the little ones. If you’re in the Daytona Beach area, let me recommend this cool educational place next door to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse called ...

Why You Should Plan a Trip to Matlacha

Minutes from downtown Ft. Myers and with a population of 735, Matlacha is one of those offbeat places that receives little publicity and is hardly known beyond the southwestern corner of the state. But the fact that it’s not a tourist destination is ...