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The world knows Orlando as a tourist destination. The locals know it as "home." Explore this beautiful hip, young, coming to age city with me as I search, support, and explore all things local. It's time to break the chain.
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2912 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
On a mission to support local businesses and skip the malls, I stumbled upon Dear Prudence Shop in Audubon Park Garden District of Orlando. I fell in love. Love, Love. In the front you will find jewelry, oh the jewelry! You can even make your own...
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1261 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34741, USA
It is no secret that I like Italian food. More than the food, I love the culture and their way of life. There is something magical about walking the streets in any Italian neighborhood, stoping in the markets to graze, and sitting down to relax...
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819 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Chef Chico Mendonça brings a taste of Portugal to Orlando with his food truck, Bem Bom. For the signature Prego de Frango Piri-Piri, he marinates chicken in his own piri-piri and serves it on fresh, warm prego (a crunchy yet chewy...
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Orlando, FL, USA
Treehouse Truck in Orlando, FL is a local food truck roaming the streets throughout Central Florida. If you're lucky, you might even find them in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami! Known for some jaw dropping menu items, they have some other must try items....
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Butler Chain of Lakes, Florida, USA
Exploring the Butler Chain of Lakes is something few locals take advantage of and even less tourist know about. The Butler Chain of Lakes is no secret. Along the lakes you will find luxury estate after estate. You'll even be able to coast on by...
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211 N Lucerne Cir W, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Downtown Orlando is full of charm and quaintness offering a neighborhood feel, unlike most cities. My favorite place to soak in the charm and history of Orlando is The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne. The Courtyard is located in the heart of Downtown...
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325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
One of Orlando's swankiest hotels, the Grand Bohemian boasts more than just a place to lay your head at night. It's one of my favorite places to soak up the Florida sunshine all while enjoying views of the downtown skyline. Enjoy the lap pool...