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2 Cheap and Fun Orlando Staycations

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – we are so lucky to live in Central Florida. We live where the rest of the country (heck the world) literally dreams of coming on vacation. Most people I know {locally} have Annual Passes to at least one of the major theme parks and spend a […]

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Coast to Coast Bucket List: Summer Vacations Destinations for Florida Families

​There are so many amazing destinations from Florida’s coast to coast that it would be impossible to list them all! This year I decided that as a family we would make a bucket list of local destinations to explore that is right here in Central Florida and within driving distance! Let’s start on the East […]

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Glamping… who said camping can’t be cozy

When the weather starts cooling and the humidity begins to drop Floridians come out of summer hibernating.  It also means the perfect time to go Florida camping. I love being in the great outdoors and one with nature, but this Girl Scouts likes something a little more comfortable when it comes to sleeping accommodations.  Tent […]

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Lesson in Creativity at Steampunk

Last year while driving past Renninger’s Antique Market, I noticed advertisement for “Steampunk Industrial Show”.  Not really sure what it was, but just assumed it to be industrial antique show – steam machines, pumps, engines etc. My boys are into gadgets, machines, and tinkering with engines, plus I am always on the look out for […]

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Off the Beaten (Gift-Giving) Path

What do you give the person who: A.) has everything or B.) wants nothing? Welcome to my world.  My husband, aside from anything that has to do with the Green Bay Packers, is the most un-materialistic person in the galaxy.  He couldn’t care less about new clothes, he only wants new socks if he literally can’t wear […]

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Collecting Vacation Memories

Summer traveling is in full swing, which mean vacations or day trips. While on vacation, we tend to purchase that memorable t-shirts that will be outgrown in a few months or silly souvenirs that will end up being donated or trashed.  How about bringing  home  special mementos from your adventures that your family will cherish […]

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Get Paddling this Summer

Two years ago,  I was in search of an activity my teenage daughter and I could experience together. We rented paddle boards in New Symrna Beach on a perfect Florida Spring day. As we paddled through the mangrove canals we encountered incredible sea life, splashing dolphins, and leaping fish that made us laugh. We were […]

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Budget Friendly Orlando Summer Activities :: 50 free & cheap things to do in Orlando

We’ve updated our Budget Friendly Summer Activities list, just in time for summer! The heat is blazing and the end of school countdowns are ticking away. While this season is notorious for lazy days, ice cream cones and cannonballs into the pool, it’s often met with parental hesitation in fear of constantly hearing the infamous “I’m […]

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Out and About – Southern Hill Farms

One of our favorite traditions every spring is to go blueberry picking at Southern Hill Farms in Clermont.  We had our first experience there last year and couldn’t wait to go back.  Just a short 25 minute drive from downtown, this sprawling, gorgeous and breezy slice of heaven is the perfect weekend, or weekday (the […]

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Central Florida Road Trip: Gatorland

If you’re looking for a truly authentic Florida experience, you’ve GOT to visit Gatorland! This is the place with all the alligators. Not some of the alligators, but ALL of the alligators. All the alligators that you could ever want to see in one day. Gatorland has big alligators, little alligators, pregnant alligators, baby alligators and even […]

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