Getaways

Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s Enchanted Evenings Begin

Waldorf Astoria Orlando is celebrating summer with its Enchanted Evenings series, which presents an ongoing line-up of activities and events running weekends now through September 1, 2014. The summer-long schedule includes scores of dawn to dusk happenings available to all guests staying at Waldorf Astoria…

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Cupcake Lovers Weekend at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, June 13-14

There is no sweeter staycation that an overnight at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek during its fourth Cupcake Lovers Weekend, June 13 and 14. The special weekend – part of the resort’s popular season-long SummerBlast! promotion – will feature a schedule of activities and events themed…

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Stay at the NEW Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Beginning August 3

The year’s most anticipated hotel opening is now just weeks away as the new Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World gets ready to fling open its doors for reservations beginning August 3rd. Located just minutes from Walt Disney…

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GETAWAY: The Shores Resort & Spa

For most Orlando locals, it takes an hour or less to travel to The Shores Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond, beachfront resort located in Daytona Beach Shores. Just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean and quietly tucked away from the more…

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GETAWAY: The Epicurean Hotel, Tampa

Orlando couples with a love for getaways packed with gourmet adventure will want to check out the new Epicurean Hotel, a 137-room boutique property that just opened in Tampa’s trendy South Howard (SoHo) district. I recently visited this food-focused spot…

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A Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Stay-Cation

It’s amazing how sometimes the best of Orlando can be right under our nose without us ever noticing. This was how I felt during a recent overnight at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, the 1,500-acre resort located a mile from…

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A St. Augustine Getaway

This year Florida is celebrating the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León’s arrival on Florida’s east coast… what a perfect time to visit our oldest city! St. Augustine was founded in 1565 by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés,…

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Getaway: Destination Fitness Camp on St. Pete’s Beach

In the January issue of Orlando Magazine, I had the opportunity to share my experience attending a destination fitness camp. For two grueling but surprisingly fun days, I ran, lunged, kayaked, biked and swam my way around one of the…

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Three Awesome One Tank Overnights

One of my absolute favorite ways to get out of a romantic rut is to get the heck out of town together. Lucky for us Central Floridians, we don’t have to go far. Here are three ideas, each about 2…

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EO Inn… a sweet little spot for an in-city overnight

I’ve walked by the sign for the EO Inn dozens of times and always wondered what it’s like inside. So, one day I called and asked for a tour. Turns out this 17-room boutique hotel on the corner of Eola…

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PHOTO TOUR: Five Reasons to Love a Gaylord Palms Staycation

Desperate for a summer getaway but can’t find the time to get out of Orlando? Solution: book a staycation at one of my favorite area resorts, Gaylord Palms, and it will feel like home is hundreds of miles away. Here…

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Orlando’s Best Staycations

When we need a getaway but we just don’t have the time for a full-fledge vacation, never fear. This is Orlando, after all. Home to some of the world’s best hotels. Here are a few ideas for a retreat close…

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Getaway to Key West – New Air Tran Direct Flights!

Yahoo! Air Tran has starting flying DIRECT to Key West from Orlando with flights as cheap as $79 each way!! (Read official announcement here). This is great news considering the drive from O-Town can be 7 hours +. Plan a…

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Free Second Night at Gaylord

Couples celebrating their wedding anniversary with a quick, in-city getaway now receive a free 2nd night at Gaylord Palms. You need only book anytime within your anniversary month to take advantage of this deal. It just so happens that Gaylord…

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GETAWAY: The Epicurean Hotel, Tampa

Orlando couples with a love for getaways packed with gourmet adventure will want to check out the new Epicurean Hotel, a 137-room boutique property that just opened in Tampa’s trendy South Howard (SoHo) district. I recently visited this food-focused spot…

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A Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Stay-Cation

It’s amazing how sometimes the best of Orlando can be right under our nose without us ever noticing. This was how I felt during a recent overnight at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, the 1,500-acre resort located a mile from…

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A St. Augustine Getaway

This year Florida is celebrating the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León’s arrival on Florida’s east coast… what a perfect time to visit our oldest city! St. Augustine was founded in 1565 by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés,…

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Getaway: Destination Fitness Camp on St. Pete’s Beach

In the January issue of Orlando Magazine, I had the opportunity to share my experience attending a destination fitness camp. For two grueling but surprisingly fun days, I ran, lunged, kayaked, biked and swam my way around one of the…

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Three Awesome One Tank Overnights

One of my absolute favorite ways to get out of a romantic rut is to get the heck out of town together. Lucky for us Central Floridians, we don’t have to go far. Here are three ideas, each about 2…

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EO Inn… a sweet little spot for an in-city overnight

I’ve walked by the sign for the EO Inn dozens of times and always wondered what it’s like inside. So, one day I called and asked for a tour. Turns out this 17-room boutique hotel on the corner of Eola…

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PHOTO TOUR: Five Reasons to Love a Gaylord Palms Staycation

Desperate for a summer getaway but can’t find the time to get out of Orlando? Solution: book a staycation at one of my favorite area resorts, Gaylord Palms, and it will feel like home is hundreds of miles away. Here…

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Orlando’s Best Staycations

When we need a getaway but we just don’t have the time for a full-fledge vacation, never fear. This is Orlando, after all. Home to some of the world’s best hotels. Here are a few ideas for a retreat close…

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Three Awesome One Tank Overnights

One of my absolute favorite ways to get out of a romantic rut is to get the heck out of town together. Lucky for us Central Floridians, we don’t have to go far. Here are three ideas, each about 2…

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EO Inn… a sweet little spot for an in-city overnight

I’ve walked by the sign for the EO Inn dozens of times and always wondered what it’s like inside. So, one day I called and asked for a tour. Turns out this 17-room boutique hotel on the corner of Eola…

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PHOTO TOUR: Five Reasons to Love a Gaylord Palms Staycation

Desperate for a summer getaway but can’t find the time to get out of Orlando? Solution: book a staycation at one of my favorite area resorts, Gaylord Palms, and it will feel like home is hundreds of miles away. Here…

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Orlando’s Best Staycations

When we need a getaway but we just don’t have the time for a full-fledge vacation, never fear. This is Orlando, after all. Home to some of the world’s best hotels. Here are a few ideas for a retreat close…

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Getaway to Key West – New Air Tran Direct Flights!

Yahoo! Air Tran has starting flying DIRECT to Key West from Orlando with flights as cheap as $79 each way!! (Read official announcement here). This is great news considering the drive from O-Town can be 7 hours +. Plan a…

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Free Second Night at Gaylord

Couples celebrating their wedding anniversary with a quick, in-city getaway now receive a free 2nd night at Gaylord Palms. You need only book anytime within your anniversary month to take advantage of this deal. It just so happens that Gaylord…

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Weekend Getaway… Casey Key

Time for a weekend getaway! We just got back from an incredibly relaxing 3-day escape to Casey Key near Sarasota (about a 2 hour drive from Orlando). Casey Key is quiet with a capital Q, but the beach is peaceful,…

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Road Trips

Take a Road Trip Together With this extra long weekend coming up, why not get in the car and take off for little day trip? There are tons of wonderful romantic escapes, all within a 2-hour drive from downtown Orlando….

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