Downtown DeLand Conveniently located between Daytona Beach and Orlando, the town of DeLand was founded in 1876 as a home to a number of Gilded Age magnates like John Stetson. The downtown historic district has plentiful shops and restaurants as well as a few boutique and chain hotels. The stunning campus of Stetson University is also here. While visiting DeLand, … [Read more...] about Weekend Guide to DeLand, Florida
Orlando is known for its theme parks but some are Team Disney while others are Team Universal. However, both parks have something great to offer. If you only have time for one, we’ll help you determine which one is right for you based on which each excels at. But to be honest, we think you should see both! If you do want to do both, you can either rent a car to … [Read more...] about Walt Disney World vs. Universal Orlando Resort: Who Does It Better?
Tampa, Florida is a popular destination in Florida with plentiful attractions and an active cruise port. But it's also a great launching point to explore the rest of the state. It’s easy to pick up your rental car downtown or at the airport and return to your hotel in the evening for these day trips from Tampa. The city is conveniently located on both I-75 … [Read more...] about 6 Easy Day Trips from Tampa
It goes without saying that we are dealing with some unprecedented times here dealing with an international pandemic. And while travel is generally discouraged at this time, we've created this post on some places you should go when things calm down a bit (while still keeping a distance). The entire tourism industry is really hurting, so consider booking for a later date. The … [Read more...] about 61 Places to “Self Contain” for Spring Break
The Gilded Age was a lavish time in American history when the nation's wealthiest families built over-the-top mansions to showcase their status. But their power wasn't limited to places like New York, Chicago, and Newport. These people also made summer homes and hotels in the South, many of which still exist today. This story is based on one I wrote for Fodor's. You can … [Read more...] about The Gilded Age Landmarks of the South