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It’s Howdy Doody Time in Sanford

Sanford, Florida might be the last place you would expect to find Howdy Doody. But there he is in a shop window on the corner of East 1st and South Palmetto Avenue. A large colorful tribute to America’s favorite freckle-faced puppet. Originally...

Towns to Hit Up On Small Business Saturday

The Shop Small movement is alive and well in Florida. Launched in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday encourages Americans to support mom and pop businesses on one of the busiest shopping days of the year - the Saturday after Thanksgivi...

Are These Florida’s Biggest Chocolate Chip Cookies?

They beckon you from across Duval Street. You first get a whif of the fresh-baked scents coming from the shop. Then you look over and see them displayed in the window. They're the largest chocolate chip cookies you've ever laid eyes on and, lucky for...

Daytona’s Museum for Shutterbugs

The coastal city of Daytona Beach often gets a bad rap for lacking culture. Spring breakers, NASCAR, and bikers are the typical images that come to mind when you say “Daytona.” But there is one place where you can find images of a different kind -...

MICANOPY

Nothing moves fast in Micanopy. With its canopied, Spanish moss-covered streets, this north-central Florida town of 600 people functions in what seems like another century. Named after a Seminole chief, Micanopy is the oldest inland town in Florida. ...

Don’t “SKIP” This

The Orlando artist who made headlines for losing an 18-foot cardboard banana just before a big art installation over the summer now has his own pop-up gallery inside a co-op at Artegon Marketplace. Justin “SKIP" Skipper famously took to social med...

This Shop Connects Fans With Theme Park Relics

True Disneyphiles geek out the moment they set foot inside Theme Park Connection. This giant warehouse near Orlando's Florida Mall is a treasure trove of memorabilia and relics from Walt Disney World, Disneyland and other Disney properties around the...

What You Don’t Know About Florida’s “Honeymoon Cottage”

One look at the picture above and you might think the honeymoon is over for this old building standing in the waters of Cedar Key. But you might be surprised to learn this long-abandoned structure is actually the most photographed place in the small ...

Rum & Good Times Flow At This Key West Inn

Duval Street in Key West is a busy place. It’s where the action is and where everyone wants to be. But when it comes to spending the night in Key West, Duval Street isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Drunken late-night crowds can get pretty rowdy. Very row...