• Watch Masquerade Marchers Prowl the Streets of Key West During Fantasy Fest

    Just in time for Halloween, thousands of costumed revelers will parade through Key West’s historic Old Town on Friday, October 28, during an off beat Masquerade March that begins at the local cemetery. The march is the highlight of the annual Fantasy Fest celebration, a lavish pre-Halloween costume festival scheduled for October 21-30.  This year, the theme is “Political VooDoo and Ballot-Box Barbarians” in salute of the upcoming U.S presidential elections. I haven’t had the pleasure of attending Fantasy Fest yet or watching the Masquerade March but it is certainly on my Florida Bucket List! And…I’d probably do this as week or weekend date with the husband, leaving the kids…

  • Beautiful Christmas Fun! Be sure to visit The Rosen Hotels Christmas Events!

    The Rosen Hotels are always simply beautiful but I’m really looking forward to seeing them at Christmas! These are a few of the upcoming events…if you’re looking for something unique and Christmas themed, look no further! I’ll post a few photos after we’ve visited! Merry Christmas! Friday and Saturday Nights in the SnowDecember 13th, December 14th, December 20th and 21st (6:30PM -9:30PM)2nd Annual Winter Wonderland Festival The hotel grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with gently falling snow, holiday carolers, the Shingle Creek Express train, a beautifully decorated 25-foot Christmas tree, storytelling with Mrs. Claus, holiday movies, karaoke and appearances from winter characters such as the Sugar…

  • Reptile Discovery Center – DeLand, Florida! FANTASTIC!

    Finally!  I was able to arrange a trip to The Reptile Discovery Center  in DeLand, Florida.  I’ve been talking about it for YEARS!  I wish I would have done this sooner. For anyone visiting Orlando or traveling past the Daytona Beach area, it might be just off your path. My family visited with our cub scout group but it’s open to the public.  Venom extractions are done twice a day Thursday- Sunday.  Please make sure you call for any changes. We started our tour with a short hike around the Discovery Trail.  Turtles, alligators, snakes, iguanas, it’s filled with animals that permanately live at the center.  Mara, our tour guide…