Author: Kelsey Glennon

A Chicago Inspired Date Night

The Windy City couldn’t be more different than the Sunshine State. But thanks to long, dark winters, many midwesterners flock to warmer climates for several months of the year, meaning the influence of Chicago has made its way south as…

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Wild Date Night: Unique Animal Encounters in Central Florida

If you’re really looking to liven up your date nights, think WILD. Central Florida is home to zoos, preserves, and wildlife sanctuaries abound with Floridian animals and exotic species from abroad. Explore, admire, and even care for these animals on…

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A Portland Inspired Date Night

Portland, Oregon is rainy, cold, and about as far from Orlando you can get within the continental US. But I assure you, Orlando and Portland share many similarities. Perhaps you are most familiar with the Pacific Northwest city of Portland…

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Detox in the Outdoors: How to do a Camper Staycation in Central Florida

If getting outside and away from I-4 construction for the weekend sounds enticing, try these steps to planning the ultimate camper staycation in Central Florida for you and your date. According to a recent study by University of Pittsburgh School…

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7 Quintessential Dates at East End Market

What was once an abandoned old church and a lawn full of weeds is now known as East End Market, the collective home of more than 12 Central Florida vendors and artisans. This European-style market has defined the Audubon Park…

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Date Night Dancing in Orlando: Classes and Clubs

Thanks to popular television shows like So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars and World of Dance, dance as an art and activity is making a national comeback. Orlando’s diversity and thriving arts scene make for a lively…

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Feast Around the World: A Multicultural Date Night

If you’re a fan of travel, perhaps your most memorable date nights have been abroad. Twirling pasta and talking over candlelight in Rome? Slurping ramen and exchanging laughter in Tokyo? Gulping water and giggling after eating Thai-hot curry in Phuket?…

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A New York City Inspired Date Night in Orlando

Orlando was where I was born and raised, but for a short time I also called New York City home. Sometimes I still pine for the Big Apple, The Empire State, The City of Dreams, or as the locals call…

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Date Night Eats in Orlando’s Little Vietnam

After the Vietnam War, Orlando saw an influx of war refugees. Southeast Asian immigrants set up shop just north of Downtown Orlando. Today the area is thriving and beloved by Orlando; it’s our “Little Vietnam”, our “Little Saigon.” Orlando’s Little…

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Going Gatsby in Orlando: 6 Places to Have a Roarin’ Good Time

The early half of the 20th century was a quirky little time in American history. Alcohol was illegal, yet young Americans were still having fun dancing the Charleston, listening to jazz, and pushing past social and cultural expectations of the…

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U-Pick Farms in Central Florida for Strawberries, Blueberries & Citrus (VIDEO)

The local movement has taken Orlando by storm; restaurants love to source produce from local farmers and Orlandoans are eating it up. Go hyperlocal by visiting U-pick farms in Central Florida to pick your own produce. These local farmers welcome…

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Orlando Chocolate Shops You Need to Know About Before Valentine’s Day

Surprise your Valentine this February 14th with more than just a box of waxy drugstore chocolates. Show him or her you really care with fresh, locally-made treats from some of the finest chocolate purveyors in Central Florida. Orlando is home…

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7 Places to Hear Live Jazz in the Orlando Area

By Kelsey A. Glennon UPDATED October 2017 My dream date? Stroll through the streets of New York’s Greenwich village. Relocate to a nearby jazz club, one that either requires going downstairs into hazy bohemian lounge, or upstairs to a breezy…

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