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Cities, Neighborhoods, and other Destinations

Marriott Residence Inn at SeaWorld

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The Marriott Residence Inn at SeaWorld is SeaWorld Parks version of a moderate resort that offers plenty of benefits when SeaWorld’s attractions are a part of your vacation itinerary. From a zero-entry pool on property, free breakfast in the morning, … Continue reading

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Rollins College Alfond Inn Boutique Hotel featuring Hamilton’s Kitchen Restaurant in Winter Park

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Rollins College debuted its 112-room boutique Alfond Inn hotel in Winter Park to a select few the week before it officially opened on Sunday, August 18th, 2013. Here is the inside look at the hotel including the rooms, artwork, and … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway to Mission Inn Resort and Club in Lake County

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The nickname for the State of Florida is “The Sunshine State”. Another unofficial description for the state could be “The Flat State” because of the lack of elevation in the landscape around Florida. However, the more you move from either … Continue reading

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Massage Experience at the Mission Inn Resort’s Spa Marbella

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While at a recent trip to Mission Inn Resort and Club I had the opportunity to schedule a massage at the resort’s spa, Spa Marbella. Being an intimate destination I was unsure of what to expect from the on-property spa. However, … Continue reading

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Amazing Glaze in Downtown Orlando has Full Ceramics Studio at Incredible Prices

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First Presbyterian Church Orlando operates Amazing Glaze Ceramics Studio, a not-for-profit ceramics workshop with a complete line of ready-to-paint ceramics.  Visitors can select items ranging from dinnerware, decorative seasonal and household items and holiday ornaments. Once items are painted, volunteers … Continue reading

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Fort Lauderdale Beach Weekend Getaway Featuring the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and Las Olas Boulevard

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About a little over 3 hours drive south on the Florida Turnpike from Orlando International Airport is Fort Lauderdale Beach, a great weekend getaway for travelers visiting the Orlando area or locals looking to get away for a few days. Orlando … Continue reading

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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens in Winter Park

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I had driven by the Albin Polasek museum many times over the years traveling east and west on Aloma Avenue between Lakemont and Park Avenue in Winter Park. Naively, I had always seen this small museum as a place that … Continue reading

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