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By Yasmene Warren

Do you love Chipotle but have a palate that you’re trying to switch up? Orlando is filled with so many delicious Mexican spots, and we’re about to show you your new favorite! If you’re looking for some good, quick Mexican-Mediterranean food, then head down to The Mexican Camel.

What is The Mexican Camel?

The Mexican Camel is a Mexican-Mediterranean fast casual restaurant located in Orlando on International Drive. This restaurant offers dishes that are full of flavor and prepared with fresh ingredients from scratch.

The Mexican Camel has five objectives that it considers the foundation for the success of the restaurant, and according to its website, they are: quality, service, speed, cleanliness and fun.

You can…

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By Jessica LaVigne

The Pozek Group team assisted a seller with listing their luxury condominium within the Reunion Resort, closing at $460,000 after less than a week on the market!

The Home

This third-floor, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo is located within the Villas of the Reunion Resort, and is truly one of the nicest luxury condominiums on property. As you enter, there is custom wood flooring throughout, as well as custom cabinetry leading to the chef-designed kitchen. A hidden refrigerator/freezer, pot filler with designer back splash, and undermount lighting are just a few of the professional customizations. The open living space includes several windows that brighten the condo with natural light, with a personal balcony looking over the…

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By Roger Jimenez

As the heat of summer starts and the long-awaited Memorial Day weekend approaches, there's no better way to embrace the season than by planning a trip to the sun-kissed shores of the beach! A time for reflection and remembrance, it’s the perfect invitation to take in the sun and make some summer fun. Make sure to visit one of these sandy shores for your holiday getaway and make the perfect plan for you and your loved ones!

Daytona Beach

Est. Travel Time: 50-65 Minutes

Discover the allure of Daytona Beach, a coastal gem located just an hour away from Orlando. This vibrant destination offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and endless entertainment. Grab some grub, or stroll along the stunning boardwalk; if…

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By Kismet Kohn

The Grape and Grain Wine Bar is an independently owned wine bar that serves a variety of drinks from around the globe, offering food, music, and culture to Orlando residents.

The Menu

The menu at Grape and Grain includes mostly wines and beers, but the charcuterie board is to die for! It comes with a selection of meats and cheeses perfectly paired with any wine on their menu. 

Image by Grape and the Grain Wine Bar (Charcuterie Board Making Class)

Their wine is what they’re known for, and each bottle has been hand-selected from vineyards across the world. You can either buy a six-ounce or nine-ounce glass of wine and if you love what you’re tasting, you can even buy the bottle! Don’t fret about not being able to find…

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By Jessica LaVigne

This morning, May 24th, Mayor Buddy Dyer addressed the city of Orlando about its current state, including recognitions and accomplishments over the past year, opportunities, and introducing “The Promise of Orlando”. 

“The Promise of Orlando is hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of individual stories that are being written in our community every single day”, said Mayor Dyer, “and those stories, our stories, are the measurement of the state of our city.”

We’ve seen many successes and challenges arise when it comes to the safety of Orlando residents, the building of small businesses, unemployment and homelessness, and inclusion initiatives. Mayor Dyer highlighted many of these, with hope for the future as the city continues to…

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By Holley Long

Summer is so close we can taste it (and definitely feel it in this Central Florida heat), and you may be looking at the months between school years, wondering how to fill them for your child. While there’s no shortage of things to do in Orlando, we know of something that will have kids learning in a fun, safe, and exciting environment. 

SeaWorld Orlando Day Camps 

If your child has ever expressed a curiosity in ocean wildlife, SeaWorld Orlando’s day camps are the perfect thing to turn that little interest into respect and love for the sea and its creatures. For a week, your camper will receive hands-on experience and exposure in the marine biology sphere, meeting dolphins, sharks, whales, and more. 

While the kids enjoy their…

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By Yasmene Warren

The best part about living in Orlando’s surrounding cities is getting to be so close to all the fun. But what if the fun was located within your own city? That’s where Elev8 Fun in Sanford comes in!

All About Elev8 Fun

Elev8 Fun is an indoor amusement park and entertainment center located in Sanford in Seminole Towne Center. It’s the perfect place to bring your whole family as there is loads to do!

Elev8 has can’t-miss specials every week, such as half price arcade and Elev8 ladies night every Wednesday, as well as a $5 drafts and wells happy hour Monday through Thursday.

Depending on the month we’re in, Elev8 also holds monthly events, such as March Madness with “beer bucket” specials, as well as a QR code Easter egg…

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By Roger Jimenez

Located in the bustling Winter Park Village, The Hangry Bison is a burger heaven that features a whiskey/bourbon bar and a gorgeous rustic atmosphere. Famous for their luscious and hand-built bison burgers, this local gem is a one-of-a-kind experience that definitely deserves your reservation.

The Ambiance

At the Hangry Bison, customers are greeted by a sea of warm light bulbs that dangle above the whole restaurant. Images of horseshoes and bison decorate the giant bar, giving the place a Texan-style vibe. Most of their decor is made of light wood and wonderfully highlights the rural and industrial feel of the venue. 

On the Menu

A handful of classic appetizers can be found on the “Fixes” section, offerings such as…

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By Holley Long

The Pozek Group team assisted a seller with a home in Lake Nona in the East Park community, closing at $550,000 earlier this month. 

The Home

Built in 2005, the two-story home has four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. From the outside, where you can see a double garage, large front porch, and long upstairs balcony, it’s easy to imagine the amount of space inside. 

The front door opens into a welcoming space that can be used as a formal living and dining room, while space for a more casual family room is located at the back of the first floor. Window and glass doors throughout the home let in Florida sunshine and offer views of the side courtyard and backyard, as well as the greenery the home backs into— with no rear…

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By Jessica LaVigne

The Walt Disney Company had two very big announcements yesterday, impacting thousands of Florida and California-based Cast Members and Imagineers. With news of the company not moving forward with their Lake Nona relocation, and ultimately shutting down the Galactic Starcruiser, what does this mean for Orlando?

Disney Lake Nona Campus Cancelled

The announcement for the new Disney Lake Nona campus came in 2021, where Disney would start their $1 Billion project. An estimated 2,000 Cast Members and Imagineers would be relocated from California, with many not guaranteed a role with the company if they chose not to move. 

Image by Tavistock

In 2022, however, the project was postponed and estimated to be completed by 2026.…

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