Restaurants I Love


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Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Palms | Orlando fine dining restaurant review + photos

June 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Palms | Orlando fine dining restaurant review + photos

I loved my SUMMERFEST stay at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. Read all about the annual SUMMERFEST here. Orlando Florida is full of dining options from fast food [...]

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Visiting Alabama Beaches: Must Try Dishes at Fisher’s at Orange Beach

May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Visiting Alabama Beaches: Must Try Dishes at Fisher’s at Orange Beach

Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina offers two dining experiences when visiting the beaches of Alabama. Fisher's Upstairs offers upscale dining experience without pretense with both indoor and outdoor seating and [...]

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Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes – a detailed restaurant review + photos

March 24th, 2017|19 Comments

We loved our family vacation at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. You can see our full hotel review here. I had the please of dining at Highball & Harvest, a [...]

Bars I Love



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Favorite Bar in Fort Lauderdale: Rhythm and Vine provides the perfect atmosphere for unique cocktails

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

A hole-in-the-wall location with an extraordinary and uniquely chill atmosphere combined with well thought-out cocktails grabbed my attention and easily made it's way to the top of [...]

Restaurants The Entire Family Love


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Sandy’s Castle Restaurant & Bricks Beach Bar at the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat Hotel

April 8th, 2017|2 Comments

The Lighthouse is home to the hotel restaurant and bar. There is seating available for 300 guests indoors at the buffet restaurant. This is also the location of the big sandcastle built from hundreds of legos. Kids love [...]

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

November 21st, 2016|7 Comments

The perfect Orlando restaurant for parents wanting a nice dining experience with their kids     We had Universal Orlando passes for a year. So we have dined at a number of City Walk and [...]

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Tips for a fun family experience at the Medieval Times Dinner Show in Orlando

March 20th, 2017|32 Comments

This Orlando with kids post was created in partnership with Visit Orlando and Medieval Times Florida. I was given complimentary admission to the dinner; as always, opinions, insights, and fun are our [...]

The Bubble Room on Captiva Island

November 7th, 2016|Comments Off on The Bubble Room on Captiva Island

A fun restaurant on Captiva Island, Florida     Bubble Room Location:   In the center of the beautiful Captiva Island in Southwest Florida. You may have trouble parking if you go [...]