Of Tip Yips and Blue Milk – Dining at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Space ships and villagers will invade Orlando starting this Thursday, as the land Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens with convincing landscaping, attractions,and overall immersion into Batuu. Sounds super-cool, but what’s there to eat and drink?

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What the Sanford Food Tour Is Like

Let me tell you what the Sanford Food Tour is like. The basics are simple: A guide walks a group of you to a few restaurants in the charming historic downtown area of this small Florida city. You taste a special food and drink at each, maybe more, and learn a little or a lot about the establishment’s back story.

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What to Do in Orlando if You're 50+

Here’s what to do in Orlando if you’re an over-60 intellectual and love theater of all kinds, live music (classical, jazz, opera) and are bookish – nothing of that says ‘Orlando.’

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Where to Eat in Portland, Oregon

Here's where to eat in Portland, Oregon.

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What the Heck Is an AF Room?

A test for an online magazine asked me to write something relating to an AF room. The publication is aimed at Millennial women, and, like every generation, Millennials have their own lingo. I couldn't figure this one out.

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Bring on the Hot Cocoa. SOUL Haven Ranch Brings Carriage Rides – and Sparkly Little Horsey Shoes – to Winter Garden

In mid-summer, even, you'll be tempted to break out the Swiss Miss and start reading Little House on the Prairie by a fireplace once you get to Soul Haven Ranch. The growing enterprise is four businesses in one, and one of those efforts is not-for-profit.

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If You Love Disney and You Love a Feast ...

Once a year, on a family-owned farm up in remote Zellwood, Florida, a magical merging occurs. Chefs from Disney World's very top restaurants personally prepare and serve spectacular foods to a group of no more than 200 adults.

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Refreshing - Great Food at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

From bar snacks to fine dining, you'll find great food at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

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Orlando Weekend Jaunt: Hammock Beach Resort

Fully 50 percent of Hammock Beach Resort's summer visitors are from the Orlando area about 90 minutes south. So who was I turn down a night's stay and a seven-course dinner? Here's what I found.

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Purple Cocktails and Chilled Curry-Cauliflower Soup: DoveCote Magical Dining Month 2017

Try the DoveCote Magical Dining Menu 2017 for $35. What a value!

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Game of Thrones, for Real: See African Tribal Art at Bronze Kingdom

Thrones and slaves, weapons and stories -- you'll see an astounding collection of African tribal art at Bronze Kingdom.

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Exceptional Expeditions – Take a Giraffe Ranch Segway Safari

Talk about fun in the Florida sun. I just took a Giraffe Ranch Segway safari. What a fun way to spend the day.

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Need Space? Try The Grove Resort and Spa Orlando

Now that my kids are grown, I seek out family lodging options with a residential layout. That way we can make our own little breakfasts, play Bananagrams at the kitchen table and watch movies in the living room. Now The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando offers that option -- plus it will soon have a water park.

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The IV Lounge Infuses Guests with Energy -- and Also Rejuvenates Ladyparts

I'm sitting in a doctor's office-like chair, eyebrows up in skepticism, as a nurse with a healthful glow finds my vein and sets me up for an intravenous infusion of nutrients. I'm at the IV Lounge Orlando, concerned. Is this a medical facility? A scam? A blessing-to-be?

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The Polite Pig Ups the Food Game at Disney Springs

Maybe it was a fellow foodie's disappointed Facebook posts. Possibly,  sheer pragmatism. But with Orlando's Swine Family restaurant group expanded so quickly in recent months, I couldn't imagine that its new restaurant, The Polite Pig, could be extraordinary.

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