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.

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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Daytona Turkey Rod Run Is A Family Fun Event For Your Thanksgiving Weekend

Years ago, I worked at a hotel on Daytona Beach and one of my favorite weekends of the year would be the Turkey Rod Run – The Largest Combined Car Show and Swap Meet in the USA. For us, it meant hundreds of amazing classic and collectible cars filling out parking spaces to the delight […]

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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 5 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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Disney’s Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios is Truly A Kids Dream

Last week we were invited to a Media Day event for Disney’s new Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios. We had so much fun!! We met family members who had come in from Indiana and were staying at one of the nearby Disney Resorts. The kids and I had never been to Hollywood Studios, so […]

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5 Reasons You Should Do Disney After Hours

I recently had the opportunity to check out Disney After Hours and this is what I found. I enjoyed it for a number of reasons, but these are the reasons why I think you should DO Disney After Hours. Enjoy more Disney magic in less time… Disney After Hours gives a limited number of Guests—including […]

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