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Say ‘I Do’ to B&B Wedding

  Florida attracts brides and grooms from all the country, drawn by sunny skies and some of the best beaches in the world. But before you book the same-old, same-old ceremony on the sand and a hotel reception, consider…

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REVIEW: Adora Inn, Mount Dora

If you are a fan of the sleek Arts and Crafts bungalow, I may have discovered your favorite bed-and-breakfast – The Adora Inn. Since purchasing the B&B in 2005, John Cataldo and Arthur Natale have added modern upgrades, colorful…

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Renninger’s: How to prepare for antiques extravaganza

NOTE: The last winter Extravaganza of 2018 will be Feb. 16-18. FEBRUARY 2016: Even though I had been warned, I was totally unprepared for the immensity of Renninger’s Antiques & Collectors Extravaganza, in Mount Dora. Hundreds and hundreds of…

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Where to bed-and-breakfast on a budget

Think B&Bs are expensive? Well, think again. Even in high season, you can bed-and-breakfast on a budget, spending well under $200 – or even $100 – per night. But what do you get for that price, in addition to a delicious,…

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Get away with your girlfriends

  To quote the immortal Cyndi Lauper: “Girls just wanna have fun.” Young or old, women love to gather, share their joys and sorrows, and have a good time. Why not get away with your girlfriends? A trip to a…

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A Shopaholic in Mount Dora

Note: Since writing this story, I have visited Mount Dora again and stayed at the Adora Inn. Read that review. Oct. 14, 2015 Confessions of a shopaholic: I spent a recent Monday strolling the streets of downtown Mount Dora,…

Grandview, Mount Dora
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B&Bs accommodate the disabled

If you are confined to a wheelchair, or just have trouble with stairs, don’t rule out the pleasure of staying in a bed-and-breakfast. Many B&Bs in Florida offer a handicapped-accessible guest room. Here is a sampling of your many options. The Treehouse Cabana, at Melbourne…

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REVIEW: Grandview Bed & Breakfast, Mount Dora

(June 22-23, 2014) My second stay at the Grandview Bed & Breakfast confirmed: It’s not just the windmill spinning above the 1906 William Watt House that makes it special. After winding your way through the charming small town of…