Help the Guardian see the REAL Florida




Looks like another trendy traveler is looking our way to compose a road trip guide for other trendy travelers who are mystified by Florida's swamp-to-beach ratio. The Guardian chose Florida as the first state to experiment with for their Road Trips USA series where their journalists rely on Twitter tips from knowledgeable residents to help them successfully stay amused while navigating different states. You can tweet recommendations to either @AdamGabbatt or @GuardianUS or simply follow along with either account to benefit from the tips he accumulates for your next in-state road trip. His journey starts tomorrow, Monday, April 29, in Jacksonville, followed by Daytona Beach, St. Petersburg, the Everglades, Miami, and Key West. (Yeah, it seems he's skipping O-town. What gives, Adam Gabbatt, you got something against non-beach towns?)

If you're less interested in general state travel writing and more interested in what you might be missing out on right here in Orlando, you might discover places of interest in our Annual Manual. We go into select neighborhoods to offer dining, shopping and nightlife suggestions, as well as sharing a theme park guide, providing essential information for Orlando residents and divulging some secret spots for spur of the moment entertainment.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.