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The Other Orlando: Harry P. Leu Garden

The Other Orlando: Harry P. Leu Garden

This is a reprise of an earlier post that did not export into the revised site. Every now and then we like to highlight an area of the Orlando, Florida region that is not related to the amusements and attractions…

Mani-Pedi: Prepping for Vacation

We are heading to Turks and Caicos soon and I decided I didn’t want to hit the beach with unpolished toenails and fingernails that had been beaten to a pulp during my recent trip to Trinidad. So I decided to…

Valentine’s day at IKEA

IKEA may not sound like the most romantic place to celebrate Valentine’s Day but we get plenty of opportunities to be romantic every other day of the year, so we decided that a $9.99 Swedish buffet dinner was a pretty…

Amtrak’s AutoTrain Economics – An Update

Several years ago I wrote an article comparing the costs of a typical road trip up the east coast from Central Florida to NYC versus taking the Amtrak AutoTrain back from Virginia to Florida.  The link to that article is here. …

Maitland Art Festival – 35th Annual Maitland Rotary Art Festival Maitland FL

A beautiful sunny day for the Maitland Art Fair. This is an annual fair every October around Lake Lily in Lake Lily Park in Maitland, Florida. The fair started on Friday night and continues through Sunday at 5 p.m.  The…

Orange County Regional History Museum – well worth the trip.

The Orange County Regional History Center is a fascinating museum right in the heart of downtown Orlando.  A trip up the elevator to the 4th floor brings one back to the very early days of Florida. Tattooed, pierced and adorned…

Museum of Seminole County History

Lunch time at jury duty found me visiting the  Seminole County Museum that was close by to the Seminole County Courthouse.  I entered with low expectations and was pleased to see that the museum was very interesting. Packed in this…

Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, Florida

We like museums and here is another one located in the Orlando, Florida area that we have visited. Location: 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803 Telephone: 407.246.4278   www.mennellomuseum.org Hours of Operation:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm,…

Travel via alternate airports

Sometimes a  cheaper way to travel isn’t from your local airport or to the airport of your destination. When we went to Toronto we flew Southwest to Buffalo instead. Airfare was cheap and renting a car and seeing Niagara Falls and…

Winter Park a delight all year round

Winter Park Florida is a must see when traveling to Central Florida.  You can arrive by car but can also arrive via Amtrak as the train stops right in the middle of town. Smack in the center of town is…