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Rookie Gator Wrestling at Gatorland in Orlando, Fla.
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Alligator Wrestling? Oh, Yeah. I Did That at Gatorland in Orlando, Fla.

It’s been a while since I have had something six feet, lean and muscular between my thighs. I’m a gal with standards and straddling a 180-pound alligator wasn’t what I had in mind to relieve me of my, uh, um, dry spell. And hey, get your mind outta the gutter!

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Florida Residents Receive Discount Admission to Orlando’s Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament through Dec. 1, 2013

Come hither, Florida residents. Now through Dec. 1, 2013, Florida residents receive discount admission to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Orlando, North America’s longest running dinner attraction.

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Pizza Cupcakes, Cupcake Lovers Weekend, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Fla., June 15, 2013
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I Got Sugared Up during Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek’s SummerBlast! Weekend

Who said kids have all the fun in Central Florida? The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek reminded me adults, whether traveling solo, as a couple or with a group, can have just as much of a good time as children. I recently landed smack dab in the middle of Cupcake Lovers Weekend, part of the hotel’s […]

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Go Ahead and Jump at AirHeads Orlando

I was a bird. I was a plane. I was David Lee Roth from Van Halen’s 1984 video for “Jump” during a recent trip to AirHeads Trampoline Arena in Orlando. It doesn’t matter I’m a childless, 40-something-year-old. Bouncing from trampoline to trampoline to trampoline was insanely fun, an incredible workout, the perfect sleeping aid and […]

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Scrape Hotel Soap at Clean the World and Save Lives during an Orlando Vacation

“I feel like I’m peeling potatoes,” I said to the Clean the World worker while using a dinner knife to scrape the outer layer off a used bar of hotel soap. She smiled and handed me a vegetable peeler. During a recent business trip to Orlando, Fla., I planned my itinerary to arrive a few […]

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Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba from 71 Feet Above

Despite the sturdiness of a metal grate, a strip of black carpet outlining the way, and fellow bloggers standing atop it demonstrating its strength, I had little faith as I walked out and over more than 70 feet above Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba stage. *Gulp* About an inch-thick metal grate stood between me and […]

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Dating in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Less than three weeks from now, thousands of Star Wars fans and I will be heading to Orlando (or Lando if some fans have their way) for Star Wars Celebration V. Yes, I’m heading to a Star Wars convention to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. Oh, c’mon. You can’t say that […]

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My Date with Harry Potter in Universal Orlando

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando opened on Friday and today I spent about four hours in the attraction. Was it worth the drive? I’m still mulling that over but initially, I’m saying “yes.” Here are my quick thoughts about my experience.

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Don’t Lick the ICE!

ICE! ICE! Baby! Sorry, couldn’t resist… Gaylord Palms (6000 W. Osceola Parkway) in Kissimmee, Fla., has a pretty COOL exhibit running since Nov. 14 through Jan. 3, 2010, called ICE! It’s two million pounds of frozen water carved into amazing sculptures in which visitors can admire but not touch nor lick. (There was a sign […]

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Incredible La Nouba at Walt Disney Resort

My friend came and went last week and although some time was spent locally in Southwest Florida, most was spent in Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. Okay, I know Disney really isn’t in Orlando but if I said in Lake Buena Vista, would you know where that is?

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