Florida Snowbirds: Tips for an Extended Stay

The sunshine state is a favorite wintertime home for many northerners. 663 mikes of great beaches, palm trees and outdoor activities offers a sanctuary away from shoveling snow. It is also a great place to socially distance in beachside state parks. I grew up in Florida and we have spent some time this winter enjoying…

Sunrise over the ocean with a pier in the background

Orlando, Florida: Things to Know

By Alex Kallimanis: Orlando is the world’s most visited city, drawing more than 72 million visitors annually. That’s a staggering number, equal to the population of the United Kingdom. I grew up in Orlando and know the city well. As a teenager, I worked at Magic Kingdom. Later I graduated from UCF, one of the…

Local Tips for Visiting Orlando to Avoid Tourist Traps

Orlando is the theme park capital of the world, and its 60 million annual visitors tops everywhere else on Earth. While many tourists visit Orlando primarily for Disney World and Universal Studios, the city has a lot more to offer asides from Mickey Mouse and kitsch tourist shops. I grew up in Orlando and even…

Celebration, FL

Top 10 cities in the world to love and hate

The world offers an abundance of epic beauty. It’s also filled with annoying nonsense, often co-existing simultaneously. This is list of 10 cities in the world to love and hate. If you’ve been to any of these destinations, you’ll probably find some issues you agree with! 10) Amsterdam We lived in the Dutch capital for…