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February 15, 2024 - hello@buildupbookings.com

10 Best Free Things to Do in Orlando

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A city in America synonymous with the beloved black-eared mouse and the magnificent Cinderella Castle, Orlando thrums with the background score of laughter, joy, and the whooshing of roller coasters. Yet, the city’s enchantment extends far beyond the entrances of its famous theme parks, which, while extremely fun, come at a hefty price tag—especially for families. Lucky for us, there’s so much more to do in Orlando! And the best...

January 1, 2024 - Matt

7 Best Bike Trails in Central Florida

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While Central Florida is known for its theme park thrills, it’s also home to lush forests, sparkling springs, and lots of wildlife. There’s no better way to get out and explore the area than on two wheels. From leisurely boardwalk trails and paved greenways to rocky lake loops and hilly mountain bike trails, Central Florida is a cyclist’s paradise. Ready to soak up some sunshine, breathe in some fresh air,...

January 1, 2024 - Matt

A First Timer’s Guide to Old Town Kissimmee

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While Orlando certainly lives up to its nickname of the theme park capital of the world, sometimes it’s nice to step away from the big crowds, loud noises, and high prices. The Old Town part of Kissimmee offers a more relaxed pace, “Old-Florida” nostalgia, and plenty of good old-fashioned, family-friendly attractions at just a fraction of the price a day at a theme park would cost. Old Town has plenty...

December 11, 2023 - Matt

7 Best Golf Courses in Central Florida

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Central Florida may be best known for its theme parks, outdoor recreation, and stunning springs, but did you know it’s also a golfer’s paradise? The area boasts dozens of world-class golf courses surrounded by sparkling lakes and lush natural scenery. Thanks to Florida’s signature sunny climate, courses remain open year-round (yes, even in the winter). No matter what season you are visiting, Golfers will always find a good day to play! Ready...

December 9, 2023 - Matt

7 Best Restaurants in Central Florida

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Central Florida is known for many things: world-class theme parks, nature trails, sparkling springs, wineries, and calling all foodies — some of the best restaurants in the nation! In fact, Orlando recently topped many “Best Foodie Cities in America” lists. From comfort food to cultural cuisine and culinary fusions to Michelin-starred masterpieces, you’ll find it all at Central Florida restaurants! Of course, dining out doesn’t always have to mean dining in....

November 18, 2023 - Matt

7 Must-Visit Central Florida State Parks

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Florida is known for its beaches, state parks, tropical climate, marine life, and, probably most of all, Walt Disney World. Add the Kennedy Space Center, Miami Beach, and other theme parks, and you get a state that draws over 100 million people per year. One of the biggest draws of all? Florida State Parks draw over 32 million visitors every year. The parks in Central Florida hold some of the...

November 5, 2023 - Matt

8 Best Central Florida Wineries to Visit

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Did you know that visiting a winery while staying at an Element vacation home can improve your health? That’s right, adding a winery to your Central Florida itinerary can significantly benefit your mental health, according to recent studies. The process involved in wine tasting – selecting the bottle, opening it, allowing the wine to breathe, and savoring each sip, fosters mindfulness, which is known to improve psychological well-being! Good thing...

October 28, 2023 - Matt

A Visitor’s Guide to Winter in Central FL

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Central Florida is a year-round destination with a neverending list of things to do no matter the season. However, there’s something just a little bit extra special about visiting during the winter. Winter in Central Florida is a magical time between the cooler, drier weather, glittering holiday lights, and the mass manatee migration into the springs. Whether you’re planning to hit up the world-famous theme parks, swim alongside manatees in...

October 2, 2023 - Matt

Our 6 Picks For Best Day Trips From Orlando

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Mount Dora: A Quaint Escape from Orlando Distance: 44 miles // 46 minutes Mount Dora is a small town with a big personality. Known for its well-preserved historic downtown, this quaint community exudes old-world charm and Southern hospitality. It’s a place where cobblestone streets wind their way past charming cottages, antique shops, and boutique stores. Key Highlights: Antique Shopping: Mount Dora is renowned for its antique shops and hosts some...

September 19, 2023 - Matt

10 Most Fun Central FL Amusement Parks

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Central Florida basks locals and visitors in its consistently pleasant climate, an off the beaten path hidden gems, and some of the best entertainment options in the world. One thing thing you can’t miss when visiting? Florida theme parks! In the “Sunshine State,” two exceptional cities, Davenport and Kissimmee, shine brightly. Davenport is tranquil, with calm lakes and golf courses, perfect for unwinding. On the other hand, Kissimmee serves as...

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