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Leoma Lovegrove’s Gallery is a Color Explosion

Rarely are you able to completely immerse yourself into the life of an artist. Sometimes their work only provides a window into their soul. But that’s not the case with southwest Florida artist Leoma Lovegrove. When you enter her gallery and gardens...

Inside the Sanctuary of Sculptor Albin Polasek

Albin Polasek was a Czech-American sculptor who created more than 400 works during his career, many of which are on display at his retirement home in Winter Park. The historic site overlooking Lake Osceola offers daily tours of the home, studio, gal...

The Story Behind Sanford’s MTV Moonman

Almost directly beneath the Interstate 4 on-ramp from Highway 17 at the St. Johns River sits a curious roadside attraction. A giant replica of an MTV Moonman is safely locked inside the lot at Acme Industrial Surplus in Sanford. But if you're trav...

Bongoland’s Forgotten Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs were once the centerpiece of a little-known tourist attraction in Port Orange, Florida called Bongoland. In 1948, Dr. Perry Sperber leased a plot of land covered in ancient oak trees that contained the ruins of an abandoned sugar mill. Tryi...

Why Mel’s Hot Dogs is Still a Tampa Institution

In the late sixties, traveling musician Mel Lohn decided to put down roots in Tampa and a few years later opened Mel’s Red Hot Ranch. Today known simply as Mel’s Hot Dogs, the business has stood at the same location adjacent to Busch Gardens since...

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 ...

Unlocking the Mystery of Little Talbot Island

One of the most photogenic spots in Florida is the rustic shoreline of Little Talbot Island. Located between Amelia Island and Jacksonville’s Atlantic Beach, this 2500-acre paradise has some of the most impressive maritime forests in the state. Time ...