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Best Inland Beaches and Natural Springs in Orlando featuring St Cloud, Moss Park, Winter Park, Kelly Park, and Wekiwa Springs

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Some may think that you need to go to one of the Florida coasts to experience the beach while visiting Orlando but those people have never been to Saint Cloud, Florida (see picture above) or Moss Park in Orlando. If … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Drinking Water Quality in the City of Orlando and the Florida Aquifer

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Aging water systems can threaten water quality Age is rarely kind to community infrastructure such as roads, bridges and sewer systems. Even relatively new water treatment facilities are struggling to keep up with population growth, tighter pollution restrictions and increased … Continue reading

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Wekiva Island is the Ultimate College Spring Break Spot in Orlando Year-Round

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When thinking about spending spring break in Orlando and Central Florida, most college students are thinking about the beaches throughout the state of Florida, the theme parks, or the water parks. However, there is a little party oasis along the … Continue reading

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Most Romantic Park in Orlando is Kraft Azalea Garden in Winter Park

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There may be other parks that have more flowers, fountains, shops, and entertainment in Orlando but Kraft Azalea Garden in Winter Park is our choice for the most romantic park in Orlando. Kraft Azalea Garden Kraft Azalea Garden is a … Continue reading

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Best Places to View Manatees in Orlando featuring SeaWorld and Blue Spring State Park


On February 6th, 2013, SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team transported “Slip” the Manatee from it’s park in Orlando to Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida in the northern part of Orlando. After being rescued by SeaWorld’s team on … Continue reading

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Orlando Splash Pads are Open for the Season in Orlando, Dr Phillips, Lake Mary, Oviedo, and Winter Park!

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As the weather warms there is no better activity to wear children out than water play time.  Splash pads across Central Florida are opening for the summer season: Downey Park 10107 Flowers Avenue, Orlando $1 fee applies during busy seasons … Continue reading

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Altamonte Springs Travel Guide featuring Altamonte Mall and Cranes Roost Park

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Altamonte Springs is a city 10 miles north of Downtown Orlando that has Seminole County’s most successful mall by the same name of the city, Altamonte Mall. Altamonte Mall One of the highlights of Altamonte Mall is Pinocchio’s Puppet Theatre, … Continue reading

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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens in Winter Park


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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