Once Upon A Bean Artisan Chocolates

When I was embarking on my college career my uncle told me to touch, taste and try everything in this world. He told me, “It is the only way to live.” I try my best to take his advice, especially when it comes to food. This spring I was strolling through the Lakes Park Farmer’s …

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Carnaval del Mar at The Florida Aquarium: A Sea of Colorful Activities

  On May 19th. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa will be celebrating the First Annual Carnaval del Mar presented by Verizon! Colorful costumes, stilt walkers, acrobats, capoeira dancers, hula hoop performers, and oversized sea creatures entertain carnaval guests throughout the day with audience participation encouraged. Learn all about sea life by participating in an adventurous …

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin Opening May 24

  Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin – sure to be Orlando’s must-see new attraction – will transport families into a rarely seen, icy world. They’ll feel the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it through the penguins’ eyes on an exhilarating, first-of-its-kind family ride. They’ll explore a massive penguin colony in an expanse …

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Family Fun in Paradise at South Seas Island Resort

When I was growing up we enjoyed many of our family vacations at our beach house.  My most cherished memories are of those days spent collecting seashells, playing in the pool and drinking coconut water right out of the coconut.  At night we chased fireflies, went out with our flashlights to look for crabs or …

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Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation Coming to Busch Gardens, Tampa in May

My kids just love all of the Madagascar movies and we are all just super excited that Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will be launching the new show Madagascar Live! Operation Vacation!. Madagascar Live! Operation Vacation! is an original live musical show featuring the characters from DreamWorks Animation beloved Madagascar franchise.  We are planning to visit Busch …

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Azucar’s Coffee a taste beyond compare

Azucar is a great Cuban restaurant on Del Prado Boulevard in Cape Coral. They have incredible breakfast specials and an amazing bakery. Their very best feature, in my opinion, is the Cuban Coffee, listed on the menu as Cafe con Leche.     The coffee topped with steamed milk is a smooth, rich, full flavored blend with …

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Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries At Germain Arena – Win Pack of 4 Tickets!!

  Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, is coming to Germain Arena on June 7th! In this exciting new show, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called upon to help solve an epic mystery.  A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine …

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Shen Yun: Reviving 5,000 Years of Civilization

We had the opportunity to attend Shen Yun recently.  I had read great reviews about the show and my husband and I where really looking forward to it. Shen Yun is a show that takes you on a journey through 5,000 year  of Chines culture and history with a series of ethnic, traditional and classic …

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2013 Balloons Over Paradise Festival: A Delightful and Unforgettable Experience

  This past weekend the second annual Balloons Over Paradise festival hosted by the Seminole Casino Immokalee this past weekend from April 20th to April 21st.  This free event brought together some of the country’s top hot air balloon pilots and more than 30 hot air balloons, from multicolored and corporate balloons to special shaped …

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The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Celebrates Grand Reopening

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Gran Reopening Festival took place this past weekend welcoming the community to it’s brand new 21-acre nature experience.  The two day festival served both as the official opening of the new Nature Center, the culmination of a 20 million dollar project, and as a celebration of Earth Day.     …

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