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How Can You Tell A Real Floridian From All the Visitors and Newcomers?

This is the time of year when Floridians feel they are outnumbered on the highways and stores by visitors and “snowbirds.” I know some people don’t like that term.  Texas calls them “winter Texans” and that’s OK with me.  But … Continue reading

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The Annual Walt Disney World Food Challenge

Every year restaurants are added and some vanish at the resorts, four parks, and Disney Springs complex at Walt Disney World.  As an annual member and nearby Florida resident since WDW opened in 1971, I sometimes feel like a Disney … Continue reading

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Christmas In Florida Is Snow-Less, But Not Show-Less

Growing up outside Boston as a child meant dreaming of a white Christmas.  As often or not we had frigid weather, icy roads, and no snow. Floridians don’t have to worry about the white stuff in December.  We still celebrate … Continue reading

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2016-2017 REVIEW: WALT DISNEY WORLD DELUXE RESORTS

Walt Disney World has eight official Disney Deluxe resorts and much to Disney’s dismay, we include the Swan and Dolphin in this mix for while they are not Disney-operated, they are complete upscale resorts with Disney transportation and character meals. … Continue reading

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FLORIDA’S GREATEST MAN MADE ATTRACTIONS

THE OVERSEAS HIGHWAY has become a video symbol of Florida in films and publications across the globe. There is nothing like it in the world – a 113 mile highway (US 1) going southward from Florida to Key West.  It … Continue reading

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Ten Small Florida Vacation Towns You Should Visit

Tired of a Florida vacation in an overcrowded, overpriced metropolis?  Perhaps you should spend some vacation time in some of Florida’s small towns, where they appreciate every visitor and offer personalized services Here are ten of my favorite small town spots … Continue reading

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New Hotel Boom Hits South Florida

Florida has 370,000 hotel rooms in 16,374 hotels.  It is the only state that is covered by three AAA travel guides. Despite these statistics the Great Recession slowed down new hotel construction particularly outside South Florida.  Today huge hotel projects … Continue reading

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