Things to See & Do, places to Eat & Drink, and where to Stay in Central Florida: Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and beyond!

Clearwater Beach
See & Do

7 beaches close to Walt Disney World

Smack dab in the middle of Central Florida sits Walt Disney World®, with its theme parks and water park. There’s even a Disney-esque beach: Blizzard

Black skimmer (Rynchops niger) Pensacola, Florida, USA.
See & Do

Florida goes to the birds

 One of the things we enjoy about having a backyard in Florida is the birds that pass through. My husband has set up what I

Chocolates on the tray.
Eat & Drink

6 Florida sweets that go beyond Key lime pie

It’s that time of year people scramble for Valentine’s gifts, whether for their loved ones or themselves…or, why not both? Florida sweets go beyond citrus-flavored

Aerial view of the Islands of Islamorada

10 new Florida hotels to check into

This is the first in an occasional series highlighting recent hotel openings in Florida. The pandemic may have slowed travel for most of us, but

five historic Florida hotels

5 historic Florida hotels

A look at five historic hotels throughout Florida that embrace their pasts while offering modern amenities that we all enjoy.


Orlando: 4 fun family attractions

Four family-friendly attractions in and around Orlando for your family to enjoy the next time you’re in Central Florida.