Author: Kristen Manieri

Brunch in Orlando: The Best Restaurants to Add to Your Rotation

Not all dates need to happen at night; in fact, in some cases a morning date is ideal. For those couples with kids, it’s way easier to get childcare on a Saturday morning than on a Saturday night. Venturing out…

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Learn to Skate Date at RDV Ice Den

If you’re not from Florida or have lived here a while, chances are your skate skills leave something to be desired. But with a little practice and training, ice skating can be a terrific option for couples looking to get…

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10 Things to Do on a Sunday in Orlando & Beyond

There’s nothing like having a completely commitment-free, lazy Sunday ahead of you. What a joy it is in life to wake up and say, “what would you like to do today?” So, for those who might like a little help…

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Avoid These Mistakes at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022

The 2022 International Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT dates are July 14, 2022 all the way to November 19, 2022!  That’s four months of your chance to eat and drink your way around the world. To make the most…

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$30 Date Night: Best Mini Golf Orlando Spots

Researchers seem to agree that the couple that plays together stays together. It’s true that laughing and letting loose a little seems to revive the playful parts of our relationship. So, next time you’re planning your couple time, consider a…

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17 Unique Bars in Orlando for Drinks and Atmosphere

Orlando’s bar scene is ever-growing and ever-evolving. From swanky lobby bars to artsy craft cocktail bars to no-frills dive bars, Orlando is packed with places to sip a cocktail or down a beer. But if you’re looking for something different,…

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10 Best Places to Dine with Orlando Sunset Views

Sunsets make us swoon. Being landlocked, we Orlandonians don’t get the pleasure of watching the ocean slowly swallow the sun. We’d have to travel to our lovely Gulf Coast for that unrivaled vista. But on clear nights, our local sunsets can…

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How to Create a Stay-at-Home Camping Date Night

Instead of having to pack up a tent, prepare three days worth of food and pray there is no rain in the forecast (in Florida!), how about planning a home camping date night? We promise it will be just as…

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Outdoor Date Idea: Discover Lake Lotus Park

Perfectly situated at the edge of Seminole County, Lake Lotus Park, is arguably one of Orlando’s best-kept secrets. This tranquil and meticulously maintained lakeside hiking trail is easily accessible for those in Seminole County, Orange County, and even Lake County….

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Places to Enjoy an Orlando Omakase Chef’s Table

Hand your palate over to the chef for an Orlando Omakase feast that will astound you. The exact translation of Omakase is debatable. Some say it means “chefs choice,” while others will argue that the Japanese phrase means “I’ll leave…

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23 Fun Things to do this Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando

What is there to do in Orlando this Memorial Day? Memorial Day weekend is almost here!  Are you ready?  Do you have need some curated, uber-cool ideas about how to spend the Memorial Day holiday?  Here are 22 cool ideas…

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Plan a Blossoming Date at the Epcot Flower And Garden Festival 2022

It’s time to let your love bloom at the 2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. This beautiful festival runs from March 2 – July 4, 2022. Our guide to a wonderful date at the Epcot Flower And Garden Festival 2022…

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Our Favorite Orlando Seafood Restaurants

Orlando may be landlocked but the ocean is pretty darn close. Fresh seafood from the Atlantic and the Gulf abound less than an hour away, which explains why we have so many Orlando seafood restaurants ready to satisfy your seafood…

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7 Secret Florida Islands for an Unforgettable Couples Getaway

The next time you’re planning a romantic getaway, consider sneaking away to one of these secret Florida islands. Sprawling coastlines, charming beach towns, untouched beaches and a tropical setting will make it a vacation you won’t soon forget. Updated April…

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Sink Your Teeth Into the Best Burgers in Orlando

Orlando is home to a symphony of unique cuisines and talented chefs. With so many options to choose from, you’ll be hangry by the time you read through all the online menus. Burgers are always a safe bet for the…

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The Couple’s Guide to the Florida Film Festival

Movies make for some of the best date nights, wouldn’t you agree? And the most spectacular event for movie lovers is back, right here in Orlando. The Florida Film Festival lasts 10 days all centered around unforgettable films, shorts, scrumptious…

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7 Places to go Ziplining in Orlando and Beyond

Elevate your date and let your inner adrenaline junkie out. There’s no need to get your passport ready to hop on a flight to Costa Rica. Places like Tree Trek Orlando and many others offer ziplining in Orlando. And if…

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What’s Included in a Disney Fireworks Cruise?

Need a date night idea for a SUPER DUPER special occasion? You can now choose from multiple fireworks options at Walt Disney World. With increased options there come increased choices to make. Which Disney fireworks cruise is best for you…

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Central Florida Community Arts Presents ‘Tis the Season! A Holiday Extravaganza

This joyous holiday concert will have you dashing into the most wonderful time of the year! SPONSORED – Have your jingle bells at the ready! Dashing through the palm trees and into the most wonderful time of the year comes…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #6

Welcome to Week #6 of our Funnected Challenge, an experiment to see what happens when we intentionally add more fun and connective activities to our relationship.  It’s our last week of this six-week challenge and I’m wondering how it went…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #5

Welcome to Week #5 of our Funnected Challenge, an experiment to see what happens when we intentionally add more fun and connective activities to our relationship.  This past week Marc and I checked out the new escape room in Baldwin…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #4

Welcome to Week #4 of our Funnected Challenge, an experiment to see what happens when we intentionally add more fun and connective activities to our relationship.  This past week Marc and I played Curtis Earth Trivia at Johnny’s Other Side,…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #3

Welcome to Week #3 of our Funnected Challenge, an experiment to see what happens when we intentionally add more fun and connective activities to our relationship.  This past week Marc and I had a ridiculously fun time roller skating. I…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #2

Welcome to Week #2 of our Funnected Challenge. Science says we’re happier, healthier and more connected to each other when we intentionally add fun activities to our relationship. So, we thought we’d give the research a test drive! How did your…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #1

Welcome to Week #1 of our Funnected Challenge. Science says we’re happier, healthier and more connected to each other when we intentionally add fun activities to our relationship. So, we thought we’d give the research a test drive! Marc and…

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Don’t Miss our Reunion Resort Getaway & Scavenger Hunt, Nov. 1-3

We are THRILLED to be partnering with Reunion Resort for our second exclusive getaway this year! Packed with oodles of amenities, this city-size resort features three golf courses, six hydro-grid clay tennis courts, a five-acre waterpark, 10 community pools, full-service boutique…

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Join Our Funnected Challenge, Starting October 7

Today is my 15th wedding anniversary with my husband, Marc. It feels like quite a milestone to be celebrated but at the same time I’m feeling like we’re a little off track. Honestly, we are in a rut. It’s no…

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Maxine’s on Shine to Host Woodstock Dinner: Sept. 30

Sadly, this event has been cancelled.  It’s been 50 years since more than 400,000 hippies gathered at a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York for Woodstock. In commemoration of this bygone “Three Days of Peace & Music,” the Orlando Philharmonic…

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Sanfording on Sundays: Brunch, Live Music, Drinks and Fun

When’s the last time you declared a Sunday funday? If you’re long overdue, consider heading to Historic Downtown Sanford for a day of diversions designed to fill your Sunday with fun, food and new experiences. Over 25 participating bars, restaurants,…

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Tapa Toro Launches Private Mix & Munch Cocktail Class + Tapas for 10

Got a birthday party, girls’ night or group date coming up? Delight your guests with an interactive experience at Tapa Toro with the chance to craft your own signature cocktails while tasting delicious family-style Spanish tapas at your table. Designed…

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Join Us At Our Evita-Themed Dinner: September 5 and 19

Evita, the iconic musical that tells the story of Argentina’s Eva Perón’s meteoric and ambitious rise, hits the stage at the Orlando Shakes September 4 – October 6, 2019. Written by award-winning playwright Tim Rice with music by the legendary…

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