O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? 1 Corinthians 15:55 As Easter approached this year, I found myself thinking a lot about The Holy Land Experience, a somewhat-controversial attraction located in Orlando, Florida. While living in the city, I heard several people voice concerns with the idea of “a Jesus […]
WonderWorks: Orlando’s Upside-Down Museum
When I lived in Orlando, Florida, I often drove past WonderWorks and smiled at its crazy exterior — the large building is quite literally upside-down, with guests entering through what appears to be the old roof. It always looked like fun but because WonderWorks bills itself as an “interactive family attraction,” I thought it was […]
A Crème Brulee Chocolate Pedicure?? Yes, Please!
When I saw the sign in the hotel lobby advertising a special on chocolate pedicures, I have to admit I was excited yet scared, intrigued but worried. It sounded great (and delicious!), but I’ve always kind of hated showing my feet in public – and I had never had a pedicure before. Ever. Would this […]
The Renaissance: Orlando’s Perfect Conference Hotel
Although it’s been 3 days since I flew home from Orlando, Florida (where I was covering a medical conference), I’m still wearing a huge smile. It’s partly because of the mostly sunny weather and temperatures in the high 70s — an especially important perk for this super-sick-of-winter gal. But it was also because of my […]
Photo Fun Friday: Not Everyone Loves Roller Coasters
Yesterday I wrote about my life-long love of roller coasters, so it’s sometimes hard for me to remember that not everyone feels the same way. Such is my Mom, who really, really dislikes them. When she would fly out for visits when I lived in Orlando, she enjoyed our trips to the various theme parks […]
A Travel Writer’s Top 5 Roller Coasters: It’s All About the Drop!
Writing on Wednesday about TripAdvisor’s awards for the top U.S. theme parks of 2013 made me think about roller coasters — but then almost everything does! I’ve loved these silly things since I was around 5 or 6 years old. That’s when two of my aunts sneaked me onto several scary rides and coasters with […]