Shade By Jamie Penn
ORLANDO IS A MULTILAYERED HODGE-PODGE
OF NATURAL WONDERS,
AND IN CERTAIN AREAS
EVEN QUIET RETREATS
FROM THE BUSTLE.
When most of us hear Orlando, we picture the place you go
to snap a thousand pictures of kids and grandkids smiling bigger than the furry chipmunk and duck-billed costumes covering young college students for the summer. The name alone
conjures visions of places like Universal, a litany of “worlds”
only found in and around the Magic Kingdom, and images
of pool and spa-laden resorts teeming with kids and families.
Instantly, one is at risk of becoming either overly excited or
completely exhausted; both reactions likely eliciting the fear of
going broke in one fell swoop.
While Orlando is, indeed, known for all of this, it is not
defined by it. Disney World ( 15 miles from downtown) is but
an element of this increasingly tech-centered and progressive
city. With an economy long-supported by Disney mega-rev-enue, a booming tech industry is now ushering in a different
spin, attracting people and businesses worldwide at the forefront of innovation.
Point being, there are a myriad of reasons to wander into and
around Orlando for the day, week, or forever. Here are a few… © 2 0 1 6