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THE “NEW RULES” AT WALT DISNEY WORLD HAVE MANY PEOPLE INCENSED

One of the greatest business challenges to adjust to “the New Normal” in the entire nation is the problems that Walt Disney World and Universal Studios will have to transition toward opening the parks and resorts in July in various … Continue reading

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DELAND: UNIVERSITY TOWN AND CAPITAL OF VOLUSIA COUNTY

Millions of tourists roll along I-4 between Daytona Beach and Orlando, but few of them turn off at DeLand unless they have real business there.  It is too bad for DeLand is not a typical Central Florida community. DeLand is … Continue reading

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FLORIDA’S GREATEST MUSICIANS ARE TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION ALL

Most Floridians and certainly most visitors to Florida do not know that on the Plaza Level in the rotunda of the Capitol building in Tallahassee is the FLORIDA ARTISTS HALL OF FAME. Commissioned in 1986 by the Florida Legislature to … Continue reading

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PASS-A-GRILLE: GULF FLORIDA’S FIRST BEACH

Florida is slowly opening up and Florida’s beaches, the longest in the United States will play a major role in the economic recovery of Florida’s largest industry – tourism.  I thought it would be appropriate therefore to take a visit … Continue reading

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SEASIDE: THE TOWN INSIDE THE BUBBLE

Small Town Series: This article is part of one of the series that this website will feature as Florida slowly unwraps from the effects of the virus. This article features small towns most visitors to Florida might not normally put … Continue reading

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My Favorite Weirdest Attractions in Florida

With the virus limiting travel and tourism in Florida, I am writing articles oriented toward the entire state summarizing some past content and painting a wide picture.  As a history teacher, it irritates me how much of the History Channel … Continue reading

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A 2020 LOOK AT FLORIDA THE NATURAL PLACE

With so many Florida attractions, restaurants, and resorts still closed due to the virus, I want to feature some things that the virus can not drastically change.  And that is Florida – the Natural Place. WE LIED ABOUT THE SUNSHINE … Continue reading

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FLORIDA AND THE SEARCH FOR CONFEDERATE GOLD

With most of Florida’s tourist attractions, top restaurants, and resorts closed or operating on a limited basis, I thought I would contribute a story on one of Florida’s favorite topics: TREASURE.   In this case, it isn’t pirate gold, but Confederate … Continue reading

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ELVIS AND THE COLONEL IN FLORIDA

A recent article that Tom Hanks might play the role of Colonel Tom Parker in a planned new Warner Brothers movie about the life of Elvis Presley attracted my attention.  I don’t know if the screenplay will feature Parker since … Continue reading

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Will The Virus Ruin Walt Disney World’s 50th Birthday Party?

The family entertainment center of the world is completely closed down.  International Drive is more deserted than on the last hurricane attack.  Since 9.8% of Florida workers are in the travel and vacation industry, the economy, particularly in Central Florida, … Continue reading

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