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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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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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The Most Romantic Things To Do At Walt Disney World

As long time (1971) annual ticket holders Barbara and I have stayed and eaten and done most everything that we fancy or can afford to do at a visit to Walt Disney World.  This list probably reflects our desire to … Continue reading

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WINTER PARK: CITY OF LAKES AND FIRST COLLEGE

Winter Park is identified across Central Florida as an upscale community filled with a downtown of attractive stores and restaurants along Park Avenue, glamorous lakeside estates, and Florida’s first four-year college, ROLLINS COLLEGE. Winter Park has lots of sightseeing options; this town … Continue reading

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The Best Florida Literary Landmarks To Visit

Visiting the homes of famous people can give you an insight into what inspired their creativity and success.   This is certainly true about Florida-based writers. The greatest attraction is Cross Creek, the rustic farm cottage where Marjorie  Kinnan Rawlings … Continue reading

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The Orlando Eye Shows Florida Tourists Still Like It “Big”

Today, Orlando Eye, a 400-foot observation ferris wheel opens on Orlando’s International Drive just off I-4 down the road from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and the huge Lockhead Martin plant.    The Eye is the fifth largest in the world … Continue reading

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Christmas in Florida Is A Post Office and a Fort

This is the season in Central Florida when people drive Southeast from Orlando to the town of Christmas to mail their Santa letters and special packages.  But Christmas, Florida, is not named just for holiday cheer – on Christmas day in … Continue reading

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