Posts for April 2010

The Hidden World of Makinson Island

As a local resident of central Florida, I think that I've heard about all of the interesting attractions in the area.  But when I read about a private island in the middle of Kissimmee's Lake Tohopekaliga that is full of wildlife but short on [...] more »

Kissimmee's Lakefront Park

I think one of Kissimmee's best kept secrets is its parks system.  Kissimmee is fortunate enough to be on the shores of a beautiful and massive lake, in the heart of birding country and surrounded by unique eco-systems that are home to interesting [...] more »

Bok Tower Gardens

Just a short drive from Kissimmee is Bok Tower Gardens.  Located on one of the highest spots in the state (keeping in mind, this is Florida and there's really not any "mountains" to speak of!), Bok Tower Gardens offers incredible views, both of the [...] more »

Environmental Appreciation at Gatorland

Before my visit to Gatorland, I was kind of skeptical.  I didn't know what it would be like, because all I knew about Gatorland was that there was a massive fiberglass gator mouth painted in bright green and pink outside the park.  I was really, [...] more »

Monument of States

What do you do when you've inherited a vast fortune and you've recently graduated medical school? Well, if you're Dr. C.W. Bressler Pattis, you build a big monument out of donated rocks.  Yes, donated rocks. Surprising, but true. I first heard of [...] more »

Organic Clothes and Toys at Disney

It's not easy finding organic clothing or toys in a store anywhere.  And you definitely don't think about buying organic at a theme park.  So I was really surprised to find quite an assortment of organic goodies at gift shops throughout the Walt [...]

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Green Lodging at the Gaylord Palms

Think of "green lodging" and you probably think of a hut in the middle of the rainforest using rainwater for your shower.  Oh, how times have changed! The state of Florida has a Florida Green Lodging Program, and the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee is [...] more »

Disney's The Wave Restaurant

I've eaten everywhere on Disney property.  Yes, everywhere. So when The Wave opened at Disney's Contemporary Resort, I was excited to try it one day.  Let me tell you, I wasn't disappointed. The Wave isn't like other Disney restaurants.  All of [...] more »

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