During the 1980s, bars in Japan began serving aromatic cocktails that would clear the mind, leave recipients refreshed and energized, and were safe for consumption by children. This tradition continues at 02 Breathe, where patrons safely fill lungs with four to five times the amount of pure oxygen found in air, the vapor comingling with a choice of 19 fragrances. Using technology developed by NASA, nonmedical oxygen concentrators filter gasses such as argon and nitrogen from the air, isolating the life-giving molecule to about a 90% purity level. Fragrance blends, such as balancing earl grey or soothing sugar cookie, are borne into sinuses via water molecules, so they are safe for ingestion and for mixing with oxygen. Given that the 02 crew's libations are as light as the air we all walk on, their sleek black bar topped with rainbow vials can be easily transported to locations ranging from sporting events to birthday parties.
It was a stifling, sultry day in Houma, Louisiana, when Dave (aka "Seprock") tasted his first snoball—a New Orleans–style frozen treat of soft shaved ice drenched in sweet syrup. Dazzled by its delicate texture and rich flavor, Dave became determined to bring the treat back to his hometown. With his wife's blessing, he eventually opened his own snoball shop in a cheerful plaza in Hunter's Creek.
Today, Seprock’s Snow is a kaleidoscope of color. Bright walls surround vibrantly decorated tables, and servers adorn icy snoballs with a rainbow of fruity syrups. Dave and his staff also stuff their treats full of creamy ice cream to add an extra dimension of goodness and help patrons sneak dairy past airport security. For colder days, they supplement their frozen treats and wash customers' tongues clean of their red, blue, and green color with steaming coffee, hot cocoa, and apple cider.
With a stay at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee (Maingate East), you'll be convenient to Arabian Nights Dinner Show and Downtown Disney® area. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Old Town and Falcon's Fire Golf Club. n Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 1,406 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Cable programming along with CD players are provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail. n Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, 2 spa tubs, and a health club. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and an arcade/game room. Spending a day of fun is easy with the complimentary theme park shuttle. n Dining
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee. n Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Stay in a 1 or 2 bedroom villa with all the amenities of a luxury resort at the price of a room just minutes from all the excitement of Central Florida Cypress Palms Resort is conveniently located with direct highway access to Walt Disney World Resort nearby shopping malls and a variety of restaurants. Specially discounted tickets to many popular local attractions such as Sea World or Universal Studios are available on site at the concierge desk. Its a great place to come back to after a day of fun and relax by one of two heated pools or hot tub. The Orlando Kissimmee area is the ultimate family destination with something for kids of all ages. Wyndham Cypress Palms offers the close convenience of popular Kissimmee locations such as Walt Disney World Universal Studios Florida and SeaWorld Orlando. At Wyndham Cypress Palms our spacious 1 and 2 bedroom vacation suites that comfortably sleep 2 to 4 guests from 513 to 1196 square feet and offers a cozy warm atmosphere that provides a welcome haven at the end of each fun filled day. Whether you are traveling with extended family or a smaller party you will appreciate the privacy of separate bedrooms the economy of a private kitchen and the convenience of a washer and dryer in each suite. Plus Jacuzzi tubs full dining room leather furniture and televisions throughout are luxuries you just won t find in an average hotel room. Enjoy this home away from home
During 29 years of drifting through the Florida skies, Orlando Balloon Rides had already amassed an impressive fleet of gargantuan flying inflatables when a new balloon arrived. The product of an ambitious factory in Spain, the newcomer holds more than 400,000 cubic feet of hot air and stands as tall as an 11-story building. Four times the size of the average hot air inflatable, it's among the most massive hot air balloons currently flown in the United States.
Now reigning as a popular vessel for the company's sunrise tours, the mammoth balloon can fly away with a basket of 24 passengers as it commands the skies, dwarfing most clouds and giving the Goodyear Blimp an identity crisis. From any of Orlando Balloon Rides' baskets, passengers take in high-altitude views of Walt Disney World and the city's skyline, sights visitors rarely get to see from above. Each of the company's hot air balloons is piloted by an FAA-certified pilot who also serves as a knowledgeable narrator of the scenery below.
Joseph and Efren Boglio grew up in a Northern Italian town near Torino, raised by a mother locally renowned for her cooking abilities. Although the brothers loved the double-crusted, ricotta-stuffed pizza that she made every Easter, it wasn't until they moved across the ocean to Chicago that they realized just how special it was. Unable to find an equivalent after eating their way through local pizzerias and hunting pizzas in the wild, they opened Giordano's in 1974 with the goal of recreating the savory pie from their childhood. They've adapted their style over the years, but the concept has stayed the same: thick layers of mozzarella submerged in rich tomato sauce and served in a shallow bowl of golden dough. Diners can add ingredients such as spinach, sausage, or shrimp. Even though the Giordano’s deep-dish empire has expanded to Florida, its menu retains its old-country stamp with cuisine such as juicy italian beef and housemade meatballs.