Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2013

  I’m hold­ing Dole Whip with spiced rum and Sam Adams Cream Stout in front of the Pineap­ple Prom­e­nade. They are not both for me! I’ve been want­ing to visit Epcot’s Inter­na­tional Flower and Gar­den Fes­ti­val for years, not real­iz­ing that it was a feast for more than just the eyes! In their 20th year cel­e­brat­ing mother nature’s finest flora, the fes­ti­val also offers a vari­ety of spring-inspired culi­nary... Read More

veg ‘n’ out: magic kingdom

Dis­ney World’s theme parks are filled with fun, excitement and mag­i­cal expe­ri­ences for every­one to enjoy. My favorite rides in the Magic King­dom included the speed and thrills of Space Moun­tain or get­ting soaked on Splash Moun­tain. For a lit­tle more relax­ing expe­ri­ence, I really enjoyed Mickey’s Phil­har­Magic 3D movie and the audi­ence inter­ac­tive Mon­sters, Inc. Laugh Floor. All the fun and laugh­ter... Read More

Uncommon Shopping in Seaside

Family-owned and oper­ated for over 20 years, Mod­ica Mar­ket in the Cen­tral Square of Sea­side, Florida offers many gourmet and spe­cialty items.  Mod­ica Mar­ket has a nice selec­tion of fresh pro­duce, exotic mush­rooms, nuts, gourmet chips, crack­ers & snacks, spe­cialty & locally made sauces and dips, hard to find gourmet pas­tas, bou­tique wines and micro brew­ery beers. My favorite brands are well stocked within the... Read More

A Day of Play in Seaside

Halfway between Des­tin and Panama City, along the Emer­ald Coast waters, lies fairy­tale beach towns on County Road 30A.  Among those beach towns is the mas­ter planned com­mu­nity of Sea­side. Wooden cus­tom cot­tages, wide porches and a com­ple­men­tary color palette to the bor­der­ing gulf waters makes Sea­side the vision of a beach town ideal. While enjoy­ing the beau­ti­ful beach at Sea­side, one may find hunger and... Read More

A Few Good Apples

    Tucked away in the cor­ner of Sea­grove Plaza on beau­ti­ful state road 30-a, sur­rounded by sub shops and kitschy beach mer­chan­dis­ers is a fresh and tasty café, A Few Good Apples. Upon enter­ing the quaint eatery, the first things I noticed was the bright decor and clean envi­ron­ment. I reviewed the over­head menus with lots of veg­e­tar­ian and vegan options. I had trou­ble choos­ing between home­made veg­e­tar­ian... Read More

Veg ‘n’ Out: Key West

Key West is bet­ter known for Fan­tasy Fest, Duval Street, free roam­ing chick­ens, key lime pie, mile marker 0, south­ern­most point, six toed cats and the Hem­ing­way house, but also among those six square miles of island time are some unique and note­wor­thy veg cui­sine restau­rants. To max­i­mize your Key West expe­ri­ence, I rec­om­mend rent­ing a moped, which are avail­able through­out the island. No wor­ries if you’ve... Read More

Veg ‘n’ Out: Downtown Disney

  Dis­ney World is Orlando’s tourist mecca with four theme parks, two water parks, dozens of themed resort hotels and count­less places to grab a bite to eat. With that being said, this arti­cle is focused on veg­e­tar­ian and vegan options at the Down­town Dis­ney Marketplace. The Fresh A-Peel build­ing at Down­town Disney I started my Down­town Dis­ney Mar­ket­place veg expe­ri­ence at the new Fresh A-Peel quick ser­vice din­ing... Read More

Veg ‘n’ Out: New Smyrna Beach

  Just a short drive over the North Cause­way towards New Smyrna Beach you will find a quaint café with vivid ocean blue decor and an al fresco din­ing expe­ri­ence. Café Heav­enly wel­comes not only hun­gry veg beach goers, but canines as well. Sebas­t­ian about to enjoy his refresh­ing Milk­bone and frozen yogurt treat. Café Heav­enly, New Smyrna Beach We sat out­side with the dogs and the Café Heav­enly staff came out to not... Read More

Veg ‘n’ Out: St. Augustine

Inte­rior of The Florid­ian Restaurant The Florid­ian Restau­rant The Florid­ian describes them­selves as ‘regionally-authentic, fresh from the source cui­sine: a clever syn­the­sis of down home South­ern com­fort foods and lighter, health­ier dishes, with many veg­e­tar­ian options.’ The Florid­ian restau­rant was a great din­ing option for veg­e­tar­ian me and my omni­vore travel companion. Daily Spe­cials for The Florid­ian... Read More