Florida

Dinosaurs Invade Orlando’s Leu Gardens

Leu Gardens in Orlando has been transformed into a Jurassic Park of sorts. Now through April 30, the city's 50-acre botanical garden is the temporary home of more than a dozen prehistoric creatures. We had an opportunity to see the "Dinosaur Invasio...

Jeff Sonksen’s Paint the Trail

A bike trail might be the last place you would expect to find an evolving exhibition of pop art. But that's exactly what a stretch of the 14-mile Seminole Wekiva Trail in the suburbs of Orlando has turned into over the past four years. A cabinet mak...

Good Conversation and Lighter-Than-Air Donuts

Leesburg, Florida is home to this classic donut shop with the playful name of Dip-A-Dee. From the looks of it, the place is really popular with the locals. Everything about Dip-A-Dee is simple. From the little diner-style booths to the strong blac...

10 Things We Saw and Loved at Adjectives Market

Whether you're looking for retro clothing, vintage decor or antiques that have been repurposed, Adjectives Market has throwback items from a variety of Central Florida vendors. On this trip, we explore the Winter Park Village location and highlight ...

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa

More than two million twinkling lights illuminate Busch Gardens Tampa during the theme park's Christmas Town celebration held on select weekends during the holidays. For the money, I'd say this is one of the better holiday light displays at any sout...

Miami’s Lincoln Road

Did you know Lincoln Road Mall in Miami's trendy South Beach neighborhood is one of the most expensive places to shop in North America? But it wasn't always that way. At the dawn of the last century, the thoroughfare was nothing but thick mangroves...

Victoria’s Antique Warehouse

Victoria Murphy is something of an antique whisperer. She has this knack for being able to locate and breathe new life into old architectural finds that otherwise would have been headed to the trash bins of history. Since 2000, Victoria's Antique Wa...

Abandoned Strawn Citrus Packing House

During Florida's late 19th century "orange fever," many citrus packing houses were built throughout the state, even in the central and northern regions. But a series of hard freezes forced most of the industry to relocate further south. Few of the o...

Cirikli Stilt Birds

When you visited Walt Disney World's Epcot in the 1990s, do you remember having a tall bird-like creature nibble on your shoulder? A lot of Disney fanatics fondly recall the Cirikli Stilt Birds with their colorful feathers and sometimes mischievous a...