Check out my Drew's first article on the site Orlando Informer! He is now a contributing writer for the site, focusing on all things Universal. I couldn't be more proud!!
So out of all the hotels Drew and I have ever stayed at, Portofino takes the cake! It is so beautiful, and as an Italian, I really enjoyed the theming. Also if you can, upgrade to the concierge lounge. It is awesome! They provide breakfast, lunch, dinner (with wine and beer!), and snacks in between!
The nice thing about staying at a Universal hotel is that you are within walking distance to both parks and City Walk! The first evening we got some dinner at the concierge lounge and then headed to Diagon Alley. We ended out night at City Walk's Breadbox for grilled cheese and fries. =)
The next day we got lunch at one of Drew's FAVORITE places Mythos. He got his all time favorite burger (and it was good!) and I got the risotto. Yum :)
In the afternoon, we checked into Royal Pacific. Look how pretty it is!!
We also had a little photo shoot... =P
It was Universal again on Saturday, and I finally got to attend the park's Mardi Gras festival! And guess what: Phillip Phillips was there!! #blessed =P
Drew and I still had to work during this mini-vacation, but after we would always do something. One night we headed to International Drive and had dinner at Yardhouse. And the cool thing was it is located right by Orlando's newest Ferris wheel. Even though it is not open yet, we still got to snap a few photos.
Thursday was our day for relaxing! We watched The Guest, lounged poolside, I made breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and then we went to Player 1 for some drinks+video games. It was a very fun day; both of our favorite day! (PS: Bioshock is an awesome video game and everyone should watch their boyfriend play it :D)
Our last day took us over to Epcot's Flower and Garden. Although I was a little slow moving that day (thank you Drew for taking such good care of me!), it was such a lovely day! We both really enjoyed Flower and Garden, learning more at the various exhibits and sampling the dishes. (More to come on the food part =P)
Want to know how to make half a month seem like three or four days? Just have friends and family from all over the country come and visit you around the same time! Seriously, I cannot believe it has been 16 days since I have wrote a post. It has been a crazy, jam-packed, and FUN two weeks though, with so many memories made. Let's start at the beginning with October 2nd...
Drew and Company!
Highlights: The Walking Dead house, waking up to free LEGIT donuts and then more freebies for dinner, dancing like Star-Lord, getting freebie beer downtown because that is just the life of Brittany Madden, The Purge scare zone (seriously, SO SCARY), and having my first Brandy Alexander. =)
Tips: Look to your left before entering TWD house. Avid fans will love what they see! Also, if you get hungry, I suggest the chicken nuggets and tots over at The Simpsons. Lastly, do NOT bring your purse, unless you're cool with storing it in a locker EVERY SINGLE TIME. :)
A permanent believer that "Adventure is out there" and a DAK girl for life!