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How To Help Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Updated 10/17/17 The island of Puerto Rico was already significantly affected by Hurricane Irma, with 12 towns declared disaster zones and leaving 1 million residents without power. Unfortunately, this would be only a fraction of what was to come less than 2 weeks later thanks to Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico was no match for the Category 4 hurricane, whose 155 ... Read More »

8 Dates for Couples in The Milk District

8 Date Nights in The Milk District

Though The Milk District officially became an Orlando Main Street District last year, it’s been unofficially known as such for at least 8 years. The district, named after the T.G. Lee dairy plant that still inhabits the area, is one of the few areas where you’ll see the real Orlando. Most of the businesses that call the relatively small district ... Read More »

Date Night Made Easy with Rosen JCC Saturday Night Out Child Care Program

Rosen JCC Saturday Night Out

Most of us in committed relationships know that regular date nights are an integral part of a happy, healthy partnership. Despite this, date night often gets lost in the shuffle as we try to balance work, our personal lives, family, and the general demands of life. In my own relationship, date night often gets unintentionally abandoned the moment our work ... Read More »

Pair it Up! 12 Ways to Combine Magical Dining With Local Attractions

magical dining

Update 9/20: Magical Dining Month has been extended through October 12, 2017! A majority, but not all, of the restaurants are participating in the extension. The Magical Dining Month website has been updated with a note found at the bottom of each restaurant menu containing details on whether or not the restaurant is participating in the extension. A date night during ... Read More »

Reader Tips: How to do the Epcot Food & Wine Festival Like a Pro

2017 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Now in its 22nd year, Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival has returned for 75 days of foodie fun from August 31 to November 13, 2017. This year, there are bites and beverages to savor from over 35 marketplaces located throughout the World Showcase. Whether this year will be your first visit or you’ve made the festival an annual tradition, there’s ... Read More »

15 Fun Ideas for a Nerdy Date Night in Orlando

15 Ideas for a Nerdy Date Night in Orlando

Are you into comic books and superhero movies? Do you like to exercise your gray matter with science and technology? Did you grow up playing video games and just haven’t stopped? If you and your partner are a nerdy couple, you probably proudly admit it. If any of this is true for you and your honey, we’ve got plenty of ... Read More »

Create Your Own Fluid Painting with The Dirty Pour Project

As a lover of artsy date nights, I’m no stranger to local paint night events. The combination of a lively local venue, adult beverages, and creativity certainly makes for an enjoyable date night. Yet the downfall of most paint nights is the fact you’re often painting the exact same thing as the rest of the class. The Dirty Pour Project, ... Read More »

100 Orlando Cooking Classes in September and October

Where to Take a Cooking Class in Orlando

It’s hot in the kitchen, baby! Whether you’re hoping to learn some new skills, pick up some fresh ideas or just have a fun night out together, you’re bound to find something you love from our list of 93 Orlando cooking classes happening this September and October. Where to take a cooking class in Orlando: Truffles and Trifles Tapa Toro  ... Read More »

Ride the Wave on a Surfing Date Night

Ride the Wave on a Surfing Date Night

Written by Nancy DeVault and Stephanie Patterson Surfers are free-spirited, fit, and a bit salty (well, after a day in the ocean anyway). A surfing date will allow you to connect with each other while connecting to nature. Let’s face it… there is nothing better than doing what you love or discovering a new hobby – like surfing – with ... Read More »

Baby on the Way! Date Nights for the Expecting Couple

Date Nights for Expecting Couples in Orlando

When you’re pregnant and expecting, it is one of the most exciting, but also most worrisome times of your life. There is so much to do and think about! It’s also one of the most important times in your relationship to spend quality time together and reconnect as a couple. Yet being parents-to-be, it can sometimes feel like your date ... Read More »

10 After Dark Date Nights for Outdoorsy Couples

10 After Dark Date Nights for Outdoorsy Couples

Outdoorsy couples thrive on fun in the sun. But you can stay active and heat things up when the sun goes down too – and without sunscreen! We’re shining a light on outdoorsy after dark date nights that are best enjoyed after sunset. Bioluminescent Boating Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism, as defined by ... Read More »

Central Florida Kayaking Adventures to Try This Summer

Central Florida Kayaking Adventures this Summer

Summer temperatures have us flocking to the nearest pools and beaches, but there are plenty of stay-cool options for exploring the great outdoors, too. Before summer’s end, embark on an adventure through bioluminescent waters in a clear kayak, find your way by the light of the moon, or paddle your way through an animal safari. These kayaking trips are anything ... Read More »

5 Paired Up Workout Dates for Active Couples

Finding motivation to work out is tough. If your will power isn’t ironclad when you start a new workout routine, you can easily fall off that routine in a few weeks. Couples who exercise together tend to stick to an exercise goal longer than someone doing it on their own, and the workout itself provides time together to bond. With ... Read More »

Orlando Date Night Ideas From First Date to Anniversary

Orlando Date Night Ideas | Our favorite ideas for your first, second, and third date along with your anniversary, first getaway, and proposal

Plan the perfect first, second, and third date, anniversary celebration, first getaway, and proposal in Orlando Dinner at the same old restaurant followed by a movie at the closest theater just isn’t going to cut it this time. Whether you’re planning your very first date or are ready to pull out all the stops for a memorable first getaway, there’s ... Read More »

Orlando Resort Pools Locals Can Actually Use

Orlando Resort Pools Locals Can Use - Four Seasons Orlando

The dog days of summer are here and things are really starting to heat up outside. While you may have access to a refreshing pool, sometimes it’s more fun to grab your honey and relax in the lap of luxury without spending a fortune. Believe it or not, there are several Orlando resorts with summer bucket-list worthy pools where locals are ... Read More »

89 Orlando Cooking Classes in July and August

Orlando Cooking Classes

It’s getting hot in the kitchen, baby! Whether you’re hoping to learn some new summer skills, pick up some fresh ideas or just have a fun night out together, you’re bound to find something you love from our list of 89 Orlando cooking classes happening this July and August. Where to take a cooking class in Orlando: Truffles and Trifles ... Read More »

13 Shows We Can’t Wait to See at Dr. Phillips Center

La La Land in Concert at Dr. Phillips Center

A favorite go-to for date night, The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts recently announced additions to the 2017-18 season. We’re already thrilled about the previously announced Orlando Broadway Season; the newly announced shows and performances are simply adding to the already amazing lineup. From the date-night worthy La La Land in Concert to Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s return to ... Read More »

Guide to Viewing Disney Fireworks Outside the Parks

Magic Kingdom Disney Fireworks

Here in Orlando, we have “The Most Magical Place on Earth” in our backyard. Walt Disney World is a magical place, and visiting such a place with our loved ones is all the more enchanting. Yet you don’t need to enter the theme parks to enjoy a memorable date with your honey. You can still make magical memories while enjoying a ... Read More »

Summer Laser Extravaganza at Seminole State Planetarium

Located on Seminole State’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium has delighted stargazers with live, interactive shows and full-dome video presentations for years.  This summer the Planetarium will feature Summer Laser Extravaganza, with ten shows over three nights covering the entire musical spectrum, from classic rock to electronica and everything in-between. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students ... Read More »