3 Places to Meet Manatees in Central Florida

3 Places to Meet Manatees in Central Florida

Have you ever seen a sea cow? One of Florida’s most beloved native inhabitants, the endangered West Indian manatee spends its winters the way many of us would like to–in Florida. Although it’s illegal to touch a wild manatee, you can still get a close view of these slow-moving gentle giants both in the water and out. Whether you’re a diver or a bystander, here are three places you can meet manatees in Central Florida.

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What’s New at Universal Orlando for Spring 2017

What’s New at Universal Orlando for Spring 2017

Orlando’s theme parks are constantly expanding and offering fresh new experiences, and the two parks at Universal Orlando Resort, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida, are no exceptions. For Spring 2017, Universal is welcoming new bands to their annual Mardi Gras festival, and opening a brand-new attraction at Universal Studios Florida. Let’s take a look at the newest offerings from Central Florida’s most quickly-growing theme parks!

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Dazzling Spring Hikes in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Dazzling Spring Hikes in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

What’s more dazzling than the Great Smoky Mountains in spring? We’re talking about a proliferation of wildflowers lighting up the slopes, with a varied growing season providing a changing colorscape from mid-April through late July. On the best spring hikes near Gatlinburg, you’ll find trails showcasing the Smoky Mountains’ finest wildflowers as the trees burst into beautiful green life. It’s the perfect way to recover from a long winter!

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival

SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival

Good news, travelers: Orlando has another food festival, and this one comes packed with live entertainment and fresh new flavors you’re going to want to try during your spring Florida vacation. SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival gathers recipes from around the world to tempt your palate, from savory Asian specialties to sweet local Florida favorites. Find out what to expect this spring at SeaWorld!

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The Best Theme Park Snacks for Your Family

The Best Theme Park Snacks for Your Family

You want the best theme park snacks – snacks that are going to keep your family hydrated, happy and ready to take on a busy day of roller coasters and character meet-and-greets. You also want to avoid paying those theme park prices every two hours when someone is hungry or hitting a sugar crash. So we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite theme park snacks (plus a few treats you might want to buy anyway!)

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Get Inspired at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Get Inspired at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Hankering for a taste of the finer things? The first-ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts debuts a roster of entertainment, exhibits, new food kiosks, and classes designed to bring out the artist within, and it’s all coming to Walt Disney World Resort this month. Get the highlights of this all-new festival, open Friday-Monday each weekend from January 13 – February 20, 2017.

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How to Eat Like a Wizard at Universal Orlando Resort

How to Eat Like a Wizard at Universal Orlando Resort

No visit to central Florida is complete without a journey through The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. The twin lands, which include Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, have grown into some of central Florida’s most beloved theme park attractions. We have a look at the best Wizarding World dining at Universal Orlando, from snacks and beverages to entrees and desserts. Come hungry, because there’s a lot of magical goodness here!

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Ranking the Best Walt Disney World Character Dining

Ranking the Best Walt Disney World Character Dining

Visiting Walt Disney World with your family? Chances are, you have a wishlist of Disney characters your kids just have to meet. The best way to meet Mickey Mouse and friends might not be just showing up at the Magic Kingdom and waiting in line. Want favorite Disney characters like Cinderella, Ariel, Donald Duck, and even Mickey Mouse to come right to you? You’re looking for Disney World character dining.

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