Disney World, Shopping, golf, and more, Travel Guide
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Orlando area golf

February 2013: Golf is a world unto itself. Information on a specific course should include a rating, statistics, insights, location, cost, style, and more. With many Orlando courses within 30 minutes of the tourist attractions, it’s a challenge for a single website to do them justice, much less a webpage. Rather than duplicate a complete […] Read more...

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Orlando conventions and you

Peabody Orlando and Orange County Convention Center

Big conventions take a decade to plan and draw tens of thousands of visitors to Orlando – a high-demand city for meetings because the nearby theme parks boost attendance. If Mom has a three-day conference, her company probably pays room and airfare. For a few dollars more, Dad and the kids share the room and […] Read more...

Shopping, golf, and more
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A must-see: Florida’s state parks

Florida state parks

Here’s some bargain entertainment: Florida State parks within an hour of Orlando. For varying rates – but no more than $6 – a family of eight can spend the day in an environment barely impacted by man in a hundred years and unchanged by nature in thousands. When you exit, you don’t have to walk […] Read more...

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The ‘real Florida’

August 2011: That’s a marketing term – “the real Florida” – used by every roadside vendor trying to talk visitors into seeing an alligator. (Visitors love alligators.) It’s also true, though – the real Florida cannot be found in the theme parks. Or if it can, visitors never know if it’s real, or if Disney […] Read more...

Other fun things, Shopping, golf, and more, Travel Guide
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Orlando area museums

February 2012: You rarely hear the words “Orlando” and “museums” in the same sentence. It’s not why people make the pilgrimage to Central Florida. Still, the area has a few unique collections. It’s home, for example, to the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the world (Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art) and the […] Read more...

Other fun things, Shopping, golf, and more, Travel Guide
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Orlando theater and movies

July 2011: It could be successfully argued that Orlando is theater, from the theme park workers to the rides and shows. Given that creativity, it’s only natural that employees and children of employees have a high interest in acting, directing, and the jobs that go with it. If looking for a night out – dinner […] Read more...

Shopping, golf, and more, Travel Guide
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Orlando shopping

Prime outlets

Shops exist everywhere in Orlando – everywhere. It’s a tourist destination. For the full shopping experience, however, consider the following areas. Each includes a link to the host site for info on specific shops and directions. Disney Each Disney resort has a gift shop (or more) that includes general Disney merchandise and specialty items angled […] Read more...