The Everglades Wonder Gardens: Rediscovering A Historic Southwest Florida Roadside Attraction

Everglades Wonder Gardens is one of the few survivors of Florida’s  Golden Age of roadside attractions, these tourist stops where part of the folk character of Tamiami Trail and an important part of Southwest Florida History.  Now tucked away on the historic part of Bonita Springs on Old US 41, the Everglades Wonder Gardens was …

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Cirque Du Soleil Varekai Coming to Germain Arena in September

Ever since the first time I had the opportunity to attend a Cirque du Soleil show, about 6 years ago, I have been truly inspired by the beauty, magic and artistry of the Cirque productions.  Since then I have been to a couple of Cirque du Soleil shows and I am always am amazed by …

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Where to Stay in Saint Augustine

Filled with hundreds of years of history St Augustine is considered to be the first city in the USA.  My family and I visited recently and where truly blown away with it’s beauty and the countless places to visit and things to do there for everyone in the family.  The most important thing when choosing …

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10 Fun Things to Do With Kids in Saint Augustine

St Augustine is the oldest city in the United Sates and was listed by National Geographic Traveler among the Top 20 “World’s Must See Places”.   Filled with history this town has lots of fun things to enjoy during a family vacation.  We recently visited St Augustine with my children who are six and nine …

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Wonderful Family Dining Experience at Cascade American Bistro at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

From the moment you walk down the steps of the two story atrium leading to the Cascade American Bistro you are take aback by the sight of the impressive 35-foot tall mermaid fountain framed by beautiful views of the Windsong lake and the beautiful Asian inspired gardens. We where quickly shown to our table near …

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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress: Finding The Best Hotel for Families in Orlando

I travel to Orlando a lot to go to the parks with the family and to attend media events or conferences and even though we have stayed in a wide variety of hotels we had yet to find a hotel that had something for everyone, until now.  After much research and countless hours reading reviews …

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Exploring the Natural Beauty of the St Johns River

The St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida, spaning 310 miles it winds it’s way through twelve counties.  Often described as “lazy” the St Johns river has a flow rate of only 0.3 mph. Brimming with wildlife and natural beauty there is no better way to discover it’s secrets than traveling along this …

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DeLand : Small Town Charm in Central Florida

Recently voted as one of the 10 Best Main Streets in America,  DeLand Florida is a picturesque tree-lined town with lots of history and old Florida charm.  The city was founded in 1876, and was named for its founder, Henry Addison DeLand. This quaint town boasts museums, antique shops and is home to Stetson University.  As …

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Get Away From It All and Discover the Real Florida in West Volusia

Just a few minutes away from Orlando and Daytona Beach West Volusia County is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle and discover what natural Florida has to offer.  There are lots of things to do for families from swimming in it’s natural freshwater springs and getting up close and personal …

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Cowabunga! Turtle Power With the TMNT at Nick Hotel’s Summer of Shell Celebration

The Nick Hotel is one of our favorite places to stay at when we are in Orlando, my kids love the character shows, the awesome rooms and of course the amazing water park and slime so we where thrilled when we where recently invited for the VIP Summer of Shell media preview.  You see this summer the Nick Hotel …

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