About Me

Our family of five relocated to Orlando in the winter of 2011.  We are from Denver but had spent four years in Philadelphia before we made our way to the Sunshine State.

Our family was very familiar with Orlando and Florida since it became our yearly vacation destination since 2000.

While we had many happy memories of visiting Orlando I knew that living here would be a whole new journey. That is when I thought it would be fun to keep track of all there is to do in and around Orlando.  My blog originally started out as Orlando Family Style. I envisioned our family having fun exploring all there is to do in Orlando. Well, our kids enjoyed getting out and seeing and doing in Denver and Philadelphia, but it soon became apparent that as they were getting older that as teenagers they would rather spend time with their peers than exploring with their parents.

Finally, after two and a half years I decided I needed a new name for my blog and I came up with one that I felt was exactly what I do; Exploring Orlando. My goal for my blog is to share the local things in and around Orlando that I feel are worth checking out. I love exploring neighborhoods, nature, events and fun activities. I also enjoy eating at the local restaurants and I find pleasure in sharing tasty local eats here on my blog.  

I've also become interested in exploring more about craft beer. In the spring of 2012, I started a local group for ladies who enjoy craft beer.  Since then our Orlando Lady Crafters have enjoyed meeting at various locations to enjoy craft beer and some good female comradery. While I no longer do monthly Lady Crafter meetups I do write about the Florida craft beer scene at A Lady Crafter with most of my focus on the Orlando area.

Our family moved back to Denver for seven months in the fall of 2014. I put Exploring Orlando on hold then since I thought we were moving back to Colorado for good. It turns out we would end up coming back to Orlando. When we came back I thought I would just focus on craft beer, so I let Exploring Orlando sit on the back burner. After a two-year hiatus, I've decided I'm going to try and continue on with both blogs.

My goal of this blog is to share my local love with others. What life is like living in a tourist town🎇

~Come explore with me


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