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National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum and Memorial in Fort Pierce

March 23rd, 2013

UDT Seal Museum

Everybody has heard of the Navy SEALS especially these days after the killing of Osama bin Laden but did you know they were originally called ‘Frogman’ and that Fort Pierce is recognized as their birthplace?

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Carnival Paradise – Tampa Bay to Cozumel Cruise

January 11th, 2013

Iguana

This year over the holidays we had the distinct honor and pleasure of joining our friends for their destination wedding in Cozumel Mexico and as if that wasn’t enough we were to get there via cruise.

Shopping in Cozumel

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Ceviche Tapas Bar – Great Seafood and Wine in Downtown Orlando

November 19th, 2012

Ancus De Rana

In 1997 the original Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant opened in Tampa. This restaurant has five distinctive buildings in five locations that offer very different dining experiences. The restaurant in Orlando is located at Historic Church Street Station in the heart of downtown. It has beautiful cathedral ceilings, a magnificent central tapas bar and a large, yet warm, lounge with live flamenco music.

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Food, Wine and Fun at Epcot

October 21st, 2012

Celebrity Chefs

Every year around this time Disney’s Epcot is filled with the sights and smells of food from around the world. Through November 12 they will be Celebrating Culinary Adventures with the 17th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. It is touted as a food and wine lover’s paradise and I can tell you from experience that when you go you won’t be disappointed.

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Mount Dora Historic Inn – A Comfortable & Delicious Way to Escape the Ordinary

October 3rd, 2012

Mt. Dora Historic Inn

The Mount Dora Historic Inn was originally built in the 1880’s as a downtown merchant’s home, since then it has been restored to reflect the simple grace and grandeur of that era. The Bed & Breakfast inn is located on east 4th Avenue, just a short walk from the Historic Downtown Village.

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Mount Dora – A Different Side of Central Florida

September 3rd, 2012

Blue Heron on the Dora Canal

I’ve known about the quaint little town of Mount Dora for years, it’s one of my parent’s favorite places to visit. Recently, however, some friends of ours, Rori Paul and Brian Young of WhatToDoInMtDora.com, invited us for an overnight visit to really get acquainted with all Mount Dora has to offer. In the coming weeks look for more detailed posts about our trip, but here’s a quick look what we did.

Wine Tasting at Maggie's Attic

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Bahama Breeze Orlando – A Taste of the Tropics

July 10th, 2012

Coconut Shrimp

Recently a friend of ours Rori Paul, of Rori Travels Florida, invited us to a menu sampling at the Bahama Breeze restaurant on Vineland Ave. Their menu is made up of tropical tastes as well as burgers, salads and other classic favorites.

Mojo-Marinated Pulled Pork

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Experience Thrills, Honor and Chivalry at Updated Medieval Times Dinner Show

June 27th, 2012

The Princess welcomes her subjects at Medieval Times

By Beverly Martinez-Collins – PlacesAroundFlorida.com

The feast began with a greeting from the King and his princess then came the introduction of the knights, on their horses with all their colors and banners flying; our knight was the green knight and from there the pageantry began.

Kirby Collins and I were there to see the premier of the new show and weren’t disappointed it was an entertaining feast for the eyes not just the stomach.

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REVIEW: Caribe Cove Resort – Best Family Lodging Value in Central Florida

June 6th, 2011

Caribe Cove Resort

By Beverly Collins

We had the opportunity a few weeks ago to stay at the Caribe Cove Resort and we were very impressed. We liked the fact that it was so close to all of the Orlando attractions, it’s only ten minutes from Disney World, yet it was quiet, relaxing, spacious and not to mention beautiful.

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New Cruise Ships Sailing from Florida

May 7th, 2011

Disney Dream

By Beverly Collins

There’s never been a better time to take a cruise from Florida. The cruise lines are continuing to add new vessels and they are getting bigger and more luxurious with each new ship. The new Disney Dream, sailing from Port Canaveral has the first ever on board water coaster that plunges you over the side of the ship and the Allure of the Seas, the biggest ship on the water today, has several ‘neighborhood’ style sections including a Central Park themed area for passengers to enjoy. New cruise cabins are available and prices are good too. Here are the latest, greatest ships sailing to many exotic ports of call.

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