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Normally when I tell my food friends that I am taking my 5-year-old daughter to Disney World, their reaction is something along the lines of: Ew. Gross. Theme Park food. Where will you eat? But they'd do well to remember that this is no ordinary theme park.
With 1,400 lakes and an elevation 184 feet above sea level, the Central Florida town was dubbed the “Land of Lakes and Hills” by early promoters.
At Alys Beach, every design decision begins with the view. Both floorplans and furniture selections aim to maximize the vista beyond the windows. Whitewashed architecture, understated landscaping, and a turquoise ocean have become the hallmarks of this upscale Florida Panhandle community.
With its vast wilderness, colorful history, and myriad plant and animal life, the Florida Everglades possess an almost mythical quality. The subtropical park on the southern tip of Florida is “one of the unique regions of the earth,” according to noted writer and environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas.