• Featured,  Florida,  Travel

    St Pete Beach, Florida

    St Pete Beach is a little slice of paradise. It’s a 1.5 hour drive from Orlando – by no means close, but entirely worth it. A Brooklyn local first told me about St Pete Beach whilst we were waiting to catch a flight. She said it was a huge deal for the community, as St Pete was voted the best beach in America, one of the best in the world and is the sunset capital of the States. Coming from Plett and living in Cape Town, my beach standards are skyscraper high and whilst she raved about the beach, I politely smiled, nodded and refrained from getting my hopes up.…

  • America,  Florida,  Travel

    Orlando’s Sweet Tooth

    Disclaimer: This list is not for the banting brigade, the carb-conscious or the anti-chocolate mafia. Look, I had all the best intentions of eating healthily in the States, but after 1 week, it went out the window. In saying that, it’s frankly impossible to avoid sugar there, even the air is laced with high fructose corn syrup. However, if you’re in Orlando, your saving grace is that you’re walking a lot (that Proclaimers song will become your mantra). On average, a visitor walks 10-15 miles each day at Disney and in just 3 days I clocked up 36 kilometres. Thank God, because I ate everything on this list (plus other stuff that didn’t…

  • Disney,  Featured,  Florida,  Travel

    Breakfast at Be Our Guest – a Walt Disney World Orlando restaurant

    At 8am, whilst queuing outside the Magic Kingdom, patiently waiting to get in (in July, if you don’t go early -> LOL) I noticed people were bypassing the queue, looking decidedly smug and getting into the park. There were no magic hours scheduled for today? What powers did these people have? Were they celebrities? Or Disney’s grandchildren? No — it turns out that they were savvy enough to make breakfast reservations and thanks to their smarts, could skip the lines, enjoy a sit-down breakfast and then swan about the park at their leisure. Very few people know about this tip. Obviously breakfast was booked at “Be Our Guest” — the…