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Unpopular Florida Opinions

Unpopular Florida Opinions

July 8, 2020

Is there something in Florida that you love, that others dont?  Maybe something you think is overrated, and don't get the hype?  This week we share some of our own Unpopular Florida Opinions.

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2020 Florida Attractions Update

2020 Florida Attractions Update

June 30, 2020

The current situation has put the breaks on some highly anticipated new Florida attractions.  This week we take a look at where we are now, and when we might expect to see all these new projects finally open.

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A Visit to the Reptile Convention

A Visit to the Reptile Convention

June 17, 2020

This weekend we visited Repticon, the Reptile Convention at the Florida State Fairgrounds and even brought home a new family member!  Then we headed over to Tarpon Springs to check out a local brewery.

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Getaway to Anna Maria Island

Getaway to Anna Maria Island

June 9, 2020

We are back from a little bit of a hiatus, and just spent a weeklong getaway in what may be one of our new favorite places in Florida; Anna Maria Island.  This week we share what we did and what we ate on this underrated little gem of a place on Florida's Gulf Coast.

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Florida things we can’t wait to do again

Florida things we can’t wait to do again

April 28, 2020

Another week of lockdown has us looking forward to the days when things start returning to "normal".  This week we run down and talk about some of the things we can't wait to do again once this is all over.

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The Big Show about Tiger King

The Big Show about Tiger King

April 14, 2020

We've been binge-watching Netflix just like the rest of the world these days and finally got around to watching Tiger King.  This week we give our reaction to this wild ride that puts a big focus on one popular Florida animal attraction; Big Cat Rescue in Tampa.  We also watched The Big Show Show, a family-friendly sitcom about a retired wrestler and his family life in Florida.

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Good Energy is also Contagious

Good Energy is also Contagious

March 31, 2020

Yeah, everything is still closed and will be for the foreseeable future.  So this week we put together a list of good news from around Florida and a few things to look forward to once the world goes back to normal.

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Stuck inside? Let’s play Magic Kingdom Trivia!

Stuck inside? Let’s play Magic Kingdom Trivia!

March 24, 2020

Everything is shut down, and we're all stuck inside while our favorite Florida places are shut down.  It's a bummer.  So let's take a virtual visit around Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom to play some trivia while learning a few cool things about the iconic theme park.

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Sorry folks, but Florida is closed!

Sorry folks, but Florida is closed!

March 17, 2020

A lot has happened in the world since last week, and not much of it has been good news.  The coronavirus pandemic has all but brought activity in Florida, and around the world, to a halt.  This week we talk about the impact COVID-19 has had on Florida tourism since so many of the things we love in this state have been temporarily shut down.

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  • Coronavirus brings Florida theme parks, attractions, and events to a complete standstill.
  • Florida attractions that are closed, what's still open, and what to do now
  • Listener Purchase of the Week: Clue Board Game
  • Shannon's Recommendation: Alton Brown's Handwashing Tutorial

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Florida Face-Off: Gulf coast vs. Atlantic coast beaches

Florida Face-Off: Gulf coast vs. Atlantic coast beaches

March 10, 2020

Spring is around the corner, and beach season will soon be here.  But which coast has the better beaches?  Is the West Coast the best coast?  Or is the Atlantic Ocean the place to be?  This week we put the Gulf Coast up against the Atlantic Coast in six key categories.  

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