Florida Life

Originally from Indiana, I moved to Florida in 1999 and have lived in Volusia County, Florida ever since.  I love everything about Florida:  the beach, the sunshine, the people and the lifestyle.   Just a short drive from Daytona Beach and Orlando, we truly have the best of both worlds.

The 46th Annual Daytona Turkey Run Trots into Daytona Beach This Weekend

THE 46th ANNUAL DAYTONA TURKEY RUN HAS BECOME A THANKSGIVING TRADITION FOR MY FAMILY Last year was the first weekend that we attended the Daytona Turkey Run as a family and we had a great time!    I took my parents and all of three of my children and we spent several hours walking around […]

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The 6 Creepiest Places to Visit in the United States

The 6 Creepiest Places to Visit in the United States Whether you’re looking for a creepy place to visit in the United States for Halloween or sometime during the year, this list of the 6 creepiest places to visit in the United States will give some places to choose from. It’s interesting just how many […]

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NEW ROLLER COASTERS “ICE BREAKER” AND “IRON GWAZI” AMPLIFY THRILLS AT SEAWORLD AND BUSCH GARDENS

Today, SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay revealed details regarding NEW attractions coming to the parks in 2020. This marks the first time in four years that both parks have launched new coasters in the same year, in addition to a new water slide in Tampa. SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Pass Members will be […]

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL ROLLER COASTER DAY WITH THRILL FEST RIDE NIGHT

For the second year in a row, and just in time for National Coaster Day, SeaWorld Orlando will host “Thrill Fest Ride Night” on August 16 with extended park hours.  Included in admission, guests can take the coaster challenge and ride all of their favorite thrills at SeaWorld Orlando: Manta, Mako, Infinity Falls, Kraken and […]

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Surviving a Summer Trip with a Teenager

When our kids are young, summer vacations can seem a little stressful. We worry about how they’ll cope with travel and how they might behave at the airport. We’re not sure how well they’ll sleep in a different bed, or if the heat might make them unwell. While seeing the world with young children can […]

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5 Age Appropriate Disney Rides for your Toddler

5 Age Appropriate Disney Rides for your Toddler Being able to go to Disney as a toddler is their dream come true. If you took a trip to Disney as a child, you can relate, right? Walking through those gates and taking it all in for the very first time is a memory that will […]

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5 Age-Appropriate Disney Rides for your School-Aged Child

The beautiful thing about heading to Disney is that no matter the age of your child, they will remember and love different things each and every visit. When they are toddler age, they love to see and interact with the characters and when they become more school-aged, it’s all about the rides! No matter the […]

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SEAWORLD ORLANDO IS NOW A CERTIFIED AUTISM CENTER

SEAWORLD ORLANDO IS NOW A CERTIFIED AUTISM CENTER Theme Park Joins Aquatica Orlando and Discovery Cove as first family of Orlando parks to be Certified Autism Centers Orlando, Fla. (April 2, 2019) — Today, on World Autism Awareness Day, SeaWorld Orlando announced that it has been designated as a certified autism center by The International […]

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30th Spring Daytona Turkey Run 3/22-2/24 — Daytona International Speedway

Get ready for the 30th Annual  Spring Daytona Turkey Run. March 22-24, 2019 Show admission: $10/day Friday.- Sat,   $5 Sunday. Children under 11 are Free! SHOW HOURS: Friday & Saturday 8:00AM to 4:00PM. Sunday 8:00AM to 2:00PM A FAMILY EVENT HELD IN THE INFIELD OF THE DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY The 30th Spring Daytona Turkey Run presented by […]

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Manatees at Blue Spring State Park

Blue Spring State Park is just 30 minutes from Downtown Orlando and is the perfect spot to see the “Real Florida”.

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