Firstly, Duma Key was published in 2008 and reached #1 on the NYT Best Seller List, so I don’t feel like I’m really spoiling anything when writing this review. You’ve had 10 years to read it. Secondly, here is your obligatory warning that the book contains materials not suited for young audiences. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s maroon ourselves on Duma Key with the master of horror, Stephen King. Continue Reading
I’m excited to announce the premiere of the Felonious Florida Podcast! This new true-crime audio series, brought to us by Wondery and The Sun Sentinel, will begin April 3rd. The first season will feature the Casey’s Nickelodeon Murders and the Boca Raton Mall Murders. Across six narrative-style pieces veteran reporters who covered the stories as they unfolded will lead you through the evidence. I subscribe to and enjoy other Wondery shows, such as Real Crime Profile. Their productions are the gold standard in podcasting, so I’m looking forward to hearing their take on Florida! The tagline has me so curious – “Beyond the beaches, beyond the theme parks, the palm trees, and the warm breezes lies the dark side of the Sunshine State.” I need to know more! Continue Reading
My first impression of Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs is, “WOW”! In true Disney style, not a single detail was overlooked. Well, maybe one detail, but I’ll get into that later. If you are a fan of the Indiana Jones movie franchise, you will appreciate the unique theming of this new bar & lounge. As casual Indy fans, we agreed to try it out on a date night. Jock Lindsey’s opened in late September, but we waited for the initial melee of Disney bloggers fighting like soccer hooligans to be the first to post photos of it to die down. This left us with two and a half months to build up our expectations. Thankfully, we weren’t disappointed!
For me, the Winter holidays are one of the best times to be in the parks. Other than the Food & Wine Festival, Epcot’s Holidays Around the World is my favorite event at all of Walt Disney World. I love sampling the special foods and learning about Christmas traditions from all over the globe. Epcot provides many opportunities for both while strolling through a beautiful and festively decorated environment. If you’ve never been, that’s alright, I’ve got you covered.
It is hard to accept the cancellation of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights (or The Osborne Lights) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Millions of people from all over the world have been awash in their glow since the display debuted in 1995. After living on Residential Street for ten years, they moved to their current location, the Streets Of America. Now, a decade later, in 2015, they are being lit for the last time. It’s sad to see the end of a much beloved holiday tradition for so many families. However, I feel truly blessed to have experienced them myself, and to share their beauty with you, my readers.