Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tomorrow land

I have a annual pass to Disney World which I enjoy using very much being a resident of Florida I find I save a lot of money by not paying at the gate. The pass is limited to visits during the week but is okay as weekends are very crowded usually.

On this visit I went to the Magic Kingdom and my first stop was Tomorrowland as many times as I have been to Disney World I never stopped at Tomorrowland. I enjoyed the Carousel of Progress which is a travel through time in a building that rotates. The people mover which takes you through the entire world and points out the various points of interest was also very enjoyable. The Speedway ride was also a lot of fun for both the kids and adults.

We had a late lunch in the Cosmic Ray 's Starlite Café this is a very unique restaurant. When you enter the restaurant you have three different menus to choose from. They are located at three different counters numbered 1,2 and 3 they all offer various fast food items from burgers to soups and sandwiches. I ordered some chili cheese fries and was pleasantly surprised they were very good but most impressive was the condiment bar they have to spice up your meal. On this bar you will find the usual lettuce and tomato but they also had such items as mushrooms chopped onions and hot cheese sauce to add to your burger or fries if you so desire. The efficiency and service of the employees was very good. So while visiting the Magic Kingdom be sure to check out the restaurant Starlite Café in Tomorrowland you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Rainbow Room New York

The rainbow room is a restaurants you won't fine too many New York City residence dining at it has become a tourist attraction like the Statue of Liberty.

When dining in the restaurant you will have some magnificent views of the George Washington Bridge and Central Park. The restaurant is very impressive with it chandeliers, and baby grand piano. The menu offers contemporary cuisine such as roast duck, and classics like shrimp cocktail. I have to add the view of the Empire State building is also quite spectacular. So if you're in the New York check out the Rainbow Room for a unique dining experience you will be pleasantly surprised.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Panera bread

If you are looking for a place to have a pleasant and relaxing lunch, let me recommend the Panera bread restaurant.Upon entering the restaurant they have a very large menu board with a great selection of soups and sandwiches. They also have a bakery with fresh pastries. You may order a combo which consist of a half sandwich and a bowl of soup.They call this the pick two it is very reasonably priced. While there make sure you sign up for a discount card which will entitle you to such items as a free soft drink or a free bowl of soup. This is determined by how many times you visit the restaurant so make sure they swipe your card every time you go there. The atmosphere in this restaurant is very laid back and relaxing. I see many people working on their computers as they have free Wi-Fi throughout the restaurant. This makes it very convenient place for business people and for people on the go who have to check their computer frequently. For a unique and pleasant dining experience check out the Panera bread restaurant.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chinese Buffet

There are many fine Chinese buffets to eat at in Orlando. Recently a new one has opened on Semoran Boulevard not too far from the super Walmart in Castleberry.

There is ample parking and when you walk through the front door you are greeted by friendly staff and a unique decorated dining room with a large chandelier. The restaurant offers a variety of Chinese food as well as American. You can find such delicacies there as oysters on the half shell and various clams in various sauces. They also have a variety of desserts for you to enjoy after your meal. If you are looking for a unique dining experience by the good fortune buffet on Semoran Blv. In Castleberry.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rusty's at Port Canaveral

If you would like to enjoy a unique dining experience may I recommend Rusty's restaurant located at Port Canaveral.

This restaurant is located about 45 min. from Orlando. Take 528 E. in the direction of Cocoa beach. You will exit at the Port Canaveral cruise terminal.

Then follow the directional signs to the cove there you will find Rusty's. There is generally ample parking in front of the restaurant or across the street. If you arrive before three o'clock they do have a buffet with many delicious entrees. Ordering off the menu will give you many seafood choices. If you like oysters on the half shell this is the place for you. They also serve a nice New Orleans type gumbo.

Recently added to the restaurant is a beautiful outside deck with live entertainment and a outside bar and dining area. If you are looking for a Sunday outing check out this restaurant around three o'clock in the afternoon and you can watch the cruise ships depart for the Bahamas. So for a nice weekend I would recommend Rusty's restaurant located at Port Canaveral.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Princess Hotel Barcelona

A few years ago while visiting Barcelona I stayed at the Princess Hotel. It was quite nice but I thought the location was a little too far outside the main city limits. The rooms were nice but they do try to charge you for all the little extras they actually charge you for ice.

The hotel is located near the beach and does have great views of the sea and the city. There is a swimming pool located on the 23rd floor and saunas and Jacuzzi on the third floor. Like I said before the hotel is located quite far from the tourist areas but there is a great Metro connection with the downtown Barcelona area. The free mini bars in the rooms are a nice touch. So when traveling to the city of Barcelona I would highly recommend the Princess Hotel.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Intercontinental Hotel New Orleans

If you are looking for a very prestigious hotel in New Orleans look no further than the Intercontinental.

The location of this hotel is perfect for the tourist or business traveler. You can conveniently walk to the French quarter, business district, Superdome and Bourbon Street. If is a very elegant hotel the rooms are quite large and have a great view of the city. The hotel staff are exceptional. One of the shortcomings of the hotel is no Wi-Fi only in the lobby. They do have a great free breakfast and late checkout is 2 PM. There is a nice pool on the top floor that is open to 10 PM the gym is quite nice is open 24hrs So if you are planning a pleasure or business trip to New Orleans be sure to check with your travel agent about package deals at the Intercontinental.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Po-Boy Sandwich

I have been to New Orleans many times and enjoy all the typical food such as red beans and rice and jambalaya. But one of my favorites is the po-boy sandwich. This sandwich which comes in many varieties form the hot roast beef, ham and cheese, to seafood such as crabmeat and shrimp.

If you are visiting New Orleans for the first time and want to enjoy a great po-boy sandwich check out Mahoney's Po-Boy Shop located on Magazine Street in a blue building. The shop owned by Ben Wicks create a truly classic sandwich. You may enjoy a sandwich topped with such items as jumbo shrimp with fried green tomatoes, and a spicy roulade sauce served on French bread. Don't forget to ask for the Creole slaw served with chicken livers. So for a unique dining experience try Mahoney's Po-Boy Shop in New Orleans.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gaylord Hotel Orlando

The Gaylord hotel in Orlando is rated as one of the best locations by travel agents to stay while visiting Orlando.

The hotel is located just off of I-4 just a few miles from Disney World and the other theme parks of Universal Studios and Sea world. The hotel has over 1400 rooms stands eight floors high. The hotel has many free amenities such as high-speed Internet transportation to and from the theme parks readly available for your convenience. They have a fantastic spa that will really pamper you with their personalized service. They are many vacation packages that will save you money the rooms will include a refrigerator, complimentary bottles of water, and have many luxury bath amenities. They also have complementary premium channel for you to watch. You can enjoy dining at the can 10 different restaurant option. Before taking off on your Florida vacation check with you travel agent about the different travel packing available to you at this fabulous hotel.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Fontainebleau Hotel

The Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami was built in 1954. At one time it was considered the most prestigious and luxury hotel on Miami Beach.

The hotel is located on Collins Avenue in the heart of millionaires Row right on the Atlantic ocean. The hotel has many amenities just for your pleasure there are over 1500 rooms. There is no lack of a place to eat as there are 12 restaurants and bars just waiting for you. There is a huge spa just waiting to pamper you. The hotel has had a $1 billion renovation. So if you're looking for a beautiful hotel with a lot of history call your local travel agent and make reservations for the famous Fontainebleau on Miami Beach.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Pizza Lake Eloa Orlando

This Saturday I went to a parade in downtown Orlando I believe it used to be called the Orange Parade it was a nice parade with the usual firetrucks police on motorcycles and floats made up entirely of citrus.

On my way back to the parking lot we decided to have a pizza at a little café near Lake Eloa this café was located just down the street from the Public's supermarket. I can't give you the name of the restaurant because the only sign I saw said pizza. I ordered a Hawaii pizza with mushrooms it was a thin crust pizza and very good.

The menu in this place was really surprising they had things that you would find in a full Italian restaurant again I repeat the food was very good. There was a large crowd inside also coming from the parade but the staff did a good job on waiting on everybody. They also have an outside dining area with about 4or 5 tables at the entrance. The price of the meal also quite reasonable 10inch pizza a bowl of Italians soup and two drinks for $19. So if you are in the downtown area near the Publix super market I would recommend this small pizzeria.