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Arabian Nights Dinner Show – The American Princess

When visiting the Kissimmee area, you have quite a few choices when it comes to dinner shows. However, my family returns to the Arabian Nights Dinner Show year after year, due largely in part to the magnificent horses in the show! Established by the Miller family 25 years ago, Arabian Nights is the largest family owned and operated entertainment … [Read more...]

Ziplining and Florida Eco Safaris at Forever Florida

When planning your next family vacation in Kissimmee, I suggest venturing outside of the theme parks and spending a day exploring the Florida Eco Safaris on Crescent J Ranch. Nestled in a 4700 acre conservation park, Forever Florida is home to not only a working cattle ranch and nature preserve, but one of the most thrilling adventures you will … [Read more...]

See the Everglades with Wild Florida Airboat Rides

Many people don't realize just how much there is to do in Kissimmee outside of the theme parks. My first experience while visiting Kissimmee to celebrate the kick off of the Decade of Kissimmee Memories contest was a day filled with Wild Florida airboat rides, a tour of their nature preserve and a little fun with a friendly alligator named … [Read more...]

Up Close Encounters at Gatorland in Kissimmee

When I say that there are a lot of alligators at Gatorland in Kissimmee, Florida, I mean that there are A LOT OF ALLIGATORS. Everywhere you turn in Gatorland in Kissimmee, there are alligators. And more alligators. And then even more alligators. There are literally thousands of alligators at Gatorland - they don't call it "The Alligator Capital … [Read more...]

Enjoying the Magic of Disney…Without Kids

During the last few years we've been blessed to be able to take the children to Walt Disney World on two separate occasions.  We made memories that will never be forgotten.  To this day, the children still talk about Disney World. Last month while I was in Florida for the premiere of Chimpanzee, I was treated to a full day at Disney sans kids.  To … [Read more...]

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wild Africa Trek

While I was in Florida last month for the premiere of Disneynature's Chimpanzee, I was treated to a day at Disney World sans children, plus had the opportunity to experience the Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom. If you've never been to Disney World sans kids, you have to experience it. It's a whole new experience and much more laid back … [Read more...]

Getting Close to Nature with Boggy Creek Airboat Rides

Last month during my adventures in Florida, I had the opportunity to go on a Boggy Creek Airboat ride for a second time.  The peacefulness and serenity of gliding on top of The Everglades getting so close to the nature that is surrounding you, is at times, absolutely breathtaking. The airboats are pretty big and can fit a good size crowd.    There … [Read more...]

Zipping Through Florida EcoSafaris

During my stay at in one of Global Resorts Homes for the premiere of Disneynature's Chimpanzee, I had the opportunity to visit Florida EcoSafaris to try some of their newest attractions.  I went last December and had my first ziplining experience, so this time I wanted something more, something that upped the thrill factor and got my adrenaline … [Read more...]

Five Reasons to Stay in a Global Resort Home When Visiting Florida

During my recent trip to Florida, I had the opportunity to stay in a Global Resort Homes property in the Windsor Hills Community. This is my second time staying in a resort home, although I've stayed in two separate houses, and each time I found it to be an enjoyable experience. I plan on going back to Orlando in October, this time with my husband … [Read more...]

Eating, Shopping and Screaming in Old Town

While I was in Florida for the #BloggersGoGlobal event, I felt like I did things in Florida that touristy people usually don't do.  Because lets be really honest here -- usually when people go to Florida, they're taking the family to Disney. We are guilty of that, twice actually!  Not that Disney is a bad thing because we absolutely LOVE … [Read more...]