17 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Central Florida

Festivals, Fairs, Events Why do fairs and festivals feel so date-ish? I don’t know — maybe it’s the lights and the laughter … and the smell of fried goodies. Love is in the Air Valentine's at the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye Feb. 8-18 — I-Drive360 Orlando Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Feb. 17 & 18 — Quaint…

Wonderful Wetlands in Orlando and Tampa

World Wetlands Day is celebrated globally each year on February 2 to raise awareness about the critical value of wetlands to our environment and communities. The initiative was started in the early 1970s by a partnership between global government and private sector environmental advocates, and the official day was christened in 1997. This year organizers…

7 Central Florida Mini Adventures for the New Year

2018 has arrived and lists, to-dos and proverbial buckets are all waiting to be checked off and filled. But, let's add a dash of adventure into the mix, shall we? Here are seven ideas for fun that I like to call "mini adventures" because they don't require too much planning or time. We truly have…

15 Fun “Winter” Holiday Events in Florida

I’ll go ahead and skip the winter weather comparison part of this post. It’s Florida — it’s warm, we know, we know … but Floridians can have winter fun, too, and with just as much holiday gusto! And we don’t have to shovel anything except sand for our beach castles. So, put on your (entirely…

Downtown DeLand is America’s MainStreet™

One stroll through DeLand’s charismatic downtown and you’ll understand why it won the 2017 “America’s Main Streets” contest presented by Independent We Stand™ — a national movement of small business owners who advocate for the “shop local” ethos in communities throughout America. Downtown DeLand stood out as the top finalist among 10 other Main Street…

State27Homes Big List O’ Fall Fun!

Fall events, pumpkin patches, corn mazes & more. Fall or Autumn as some may say, is my favorite time of the year. The 10 degrees that we lose in temperature creates a perfect scenario to spend time outdoors. I connected with our “friends in the know,” REALTORS® of course, to find out what’s going on…

4 Frightful Haunted Attractions in Central Florida for 2017!

Haunt list presented by guest blogger, Johnny Bronto Lipscomb, Founder of HauntScene.com. Hello Haunt Fans! Johnny Bronto here with HauntScene with four of our highest rated local haunted attractions! Now, you might think this list is going to be all about Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort OR Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay,…

Stargazing at Florida’s Only Official Dark Sky Park

Are you still reveling at our 2017 solar eclipse? I’m still in awe of the photographs and stories I’m reading in my newsfeed from all over the country. What an amazing celestial show it was. Speaking of amazing celestial shows, did you know that Florida now has a certified Dark Sky park? Yep, we sure…

Florida Wine Country

When my wife and I decided to visit Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards in Clermont, Florida, we weren’t expecting much in the way of a typical winery experience. Not that we have much experience, but we have been in wine country in other states. When I think of wine country, I think of gently rolling hills…

Disney’s Fort Wilderness and Campgrounds Resort

The campground resorts at Disney’s Fort Wilderness is just one more reason to love Orlando! If you love the outdoors - whether it’s ‘roughing it” in a traditional tent, setting up in your RV or “glamping” in a cabin all the while having the magic and comforts of Disney, then Fort Wilderness should be on…