Our drive to South Florida

West Palm Beach

Seventeen years ago I made the sunny state of Florida my home and there are no regrets. I still enjoy our “Sunshine State” and all the benefits it offers: no state income tax, inexpensive housing, lots of sun, beautiful views and a variety of nationalities living together. Last Friday my [...] Read more »

Orlando Fall Festivals

orlando fall festivals

As the weather cools and autumn sets in the Orlando fall festivals begin, much like spring time in a northern state. Beginning mid-September the outdoor concerts, food and wine, and Oktoberfest type festivals commence. Some free, some not, Orlando fall festivals large and small continue nearly every weekend, merging in [...] Read more »

italia euro café and gelato

italia euro café and gelato winter park fl

Vistors to Italy will remark that finding gelato with the same texture and flavor outside of Italy is a rare treat, not so easy to find. Lucky for Orlando area residents and visitors there exists italia euro café and gelato, said to hit the mark. Located in Hannibal Square at the [...] Read more »

Pigeon Houses in Orlando, FL

orlando pigeon home

Taking pictures and yesterday posting the houses in Bangor, Maine I remembered the pigeon homes that I love in Orlando, FL. Thinking that some of you will love them too, and might get some inspiration from them, I decided to post some pictures here. The street that hosts them is [...] Read more »

Orlando Music Scene

young psychedelics orlando

I may take some heat for saying this, but as a former musician and avid fan of live music I have always been a little disappointed in the Orlando music scene. This is not to say that there are not good bands and musicians in Central Florida. There are several [...] Read more »


Lone Swan Lake Eola

My first time here I fell in-love with Orlando for the green, the old oak trees and vegetation. As opposed to the palm trees Miami, Orlando reminds me more of my home town, where I grew up. Disney, Sea World and all the other parks nearby are great entertainment for [...] Read more »