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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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Five Fun Florida Tourist Scenes You Don’t Want to Miss

September 10th, 2012

Places to Stay in Daytona Beach

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travel Resources at Trekhound.com

While no one article could encompass everything that Florida has to offer for the serious vacationer, there are a handful of experience categories that pretty much round out the various things you can do while getting away to America’s Sunshine State. Here are my five favorite Florida tourist scenes.

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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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Café Tu Tu Tango – Tapas Food for the Starving Artist in All of Us

August 27th, 2012

Atrist Cafe Tu Tu Tango

If you have a group of friends and you’re looking for something different in the vast choices of places to eat in Orlando there is one that offers a truly unique experience, Café Tu Tu Tango. The whole place is set up like a ‘starving artists’ studio, sometimes they even have an artist there working on an original piece. The walls are covered with art that’s all for sale, even the bar and tables are colorful.

Shrimp and Kielbasa Skewers at Cafe Tu Tu Tango

If you interested in a different taste combination try the savory Shrimp and Kielbasa Skewers. They are marinated in pepper and serve with red beans and rice, a Cajun delight.

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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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6 Great Things to Enjoy in Florida

April 20th, 2011

Fernandana Beach

By Myscha Theriault

There’s lots to enjoy here in the sunshine state. From the Florida Keys to the panhandle, and Miami Beach to St. Augustine, sites and activities abound. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs, photo ops, seafood or sunbathing spots, we have literally got it all. Which is why people from all over the world travel here at all times of the year. While there are too many activities to list in a single article, here are six great things to do in Florida that stand out above the rest.

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Spring Break in Daytona Beach – Tips, Ideas and Activities

March 2nd, 2011

Shrimper off Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is the classic Florida Spring Break destination. While it was very popular at one time as the college coed party capital, now many of the former party die-hards are back with their families. Daytona Beach is still a great place to be for Spring Break because one thing never changes and that is the beach.

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Mt. Dora May Be Close to Orlando, But the Difference is Miles Apart

January 26th, 2011

Blue Heron in Mt Dora

By Kirby Collins

If you are in Orlando and looking for something completely different, Mt Dora is only 25 miles from Orlando straight up US 441. This cool little artsy community on Lake Dora is perfect for anybody who’s spent too much time at Central Florida theme parks.

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PlacesAroundFlorida.com Announces New Jacksonville Section

November 6th, 2009

Downtown Jacksonville

When driving into Florida on I-95 the first place you encounter is Jacksonville, as you drive past Downtown Jacksonville you’ll notice the Blue Bridge, as its known locally. The downtown area around Jacksonville Landing is a great place to spend the weekend, you can use the water taxis that cross the St. Johns River, enjoy the great view and plenty of dining and entertainment options.

Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier

Jacksonville Beach is another exciting option of a place to spend the weekend. The Jacksonville Pier offers the best fishing in the area and its local dining and party venues make for a great getaway.

Beach at Ponte Vedra Inn

Nearby Ponte Vedra Beach is one of the swankiest areas in Florida. It has an atmosphere more like Boca Raton than what you would normally think of North Florida, the area is well known for golf and posh resorts.


Was America’s First Thanksgiving In Florida?

November 16th, 2007

In 1565, settlers of the Spanish colony of St. Augustine, Fla. shared a meal with the Timucuan Indians. In the eyes of many, Thanksgiving was born.

Kissimmee, FL – While New Englanders boast about their ancestor’s role in the America’s first Thanksgiving, visitors to Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida are tossing out this traditional story in favor of a new version of history…. was America’s first Thanksgiving celebrated in Florida?

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