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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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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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Try Boggy Creek Airboat Rides for a Central Florida Wildlife Adventure

May 17th, 2012

By Mike Cooney – Chief Explorer, Cooney World Adventures

It’s a cool morning, and there’s a light mist hovering just above the still waters of Lake Tohopekaliga near Kissimmee. A large turtle pops its head above the water, takes a quick breath and disappears with only a slight ripple to show it was there. Suddenly, a Great Blue Heron glides by and lands gently in the shallow water only a few feet away. Flocks of White Egrets can be seen flying in the distance along with many other Florida water birds. Against the cobalt blue sky an Osprey hovers for a few seconds before plummeting to catch its unsuspecting prey just below the surface of the water. Although this may sound like a description from early in the last century, it is a common occurrence for guests going on Boggy Creek Airboat Rides.

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Sexy Florida Spas for Discriminating Travelers

April 8th, 2012

The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at Trekhound.com

If you can’t make it to Miami Beach in time for spa week, or simply happen to be visiting another area of the state, there are a few sensational spas that Florida visitors simply won’t want to miss. Exceptional amenities, themed treatments and money-saving package deals are just part of the every day spa scene down here. From north to south, here are some of the top experiences to consider during your Sunshine State getaway.

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The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal Orlando Resort

March 30th, 2012

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando, FL - The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal Orlando Resort – one of the world’s most popular theme park experiences – is now even better. Mind-blowingly better.

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Sensational Florida Shopping Experiences

March 21st, 2012

Florida Shopping

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at Trekhound.com

Regarding places to shop in Florida, the venue list borders on completely overwhelming. There are a few scenes however, that stand out. First time visitors will definitely want to consider bumping these Florida shopping experiences to the top of their travel itinerary.

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Universal Orlando Blue Man Group Show

February 25th, 2012

Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando

Enhanced Show Features New Stage, New Technology, New Music and New Experiences

Orlando, FL – Universal’s Blue Man Group show in Orlando is taking its unique and captivating brand of live entertainment to another level – complete with a new show environment, new music, new technology and new experiences. The show will take guests on an incredible journey where they’ll join the Blue Men as they discover, engage and explore the world’s obsession with cutting-edge technology. New sections include Blue Men interacting with ‘GiPads’ (think Gigantic iPads), a funny and perceptive look at contemporary modes of communication; and a pulsating new finale featuring an original Blue Man Group music score that will have guests jumping to their feet.

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ZOOm Air Adventure Park – Thrills at the Central Florida Zoo

January 28th, 2012

ZOOm Air Adventure Park

By Mike Cooney – Chief Explorer, Cooney World Adventures

If you’ve not been to the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens lately, it’s time to visit again and see all the new exhibits the Orlando attraction has to offer. If you’ve never been, check it out, you won’t be disappointed. Although small compared to other zoological parks, it is first-class with comfortable exhibit areas for the animals, and plenty of things to do and see. Jack Hanna, the world-famous zoologist and television personality started his career there when it was still called the Sanford Zoo.

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Disney World’s Enchanted Tiki Room

August 7th, 2011

Walt Disney Enchanted Tiki Room

Lake Buena Vista, FL – The Sunshine Pavilion, featuring a show variously known as “Tropical Serenade” and “The Enchanted Tiki Birds,” debuted on Oct. 1, 1971, in Magic Kingdom. In 1998, following substantial refurbishment, it re-launched as The Enchanted Tiki Room-Under New Management, with two famous Disney birds – Iago from Aladdin and Zazu from The Lion King – taking control and trying to spruce up the show.

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