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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…

China Day Two – Taking a Fall

We left off our last post disembarking from the Great Wall Cable Car and were immediately greeted by very aggressive vendors clamoring for our attention. There are many items you can buy to commemorate your visit to the wall –…

China Trip Day Two: The Great Wall and Beyond

  On our second day in China we had planned to visit the Great Wall on a Friday rather than fight the crowds on a weekend.  This was also the only time we decided that going with an organized tour group…

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…

China Trip – First Stop Beijing

Traveling in China can be both fascinating and frustrating.  That’s what Art and I were told on the outset of planning our 16-18-day sojourn, so we were armed with the knowledge that we would have to be flexible and aware…