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A.D. Thompson, Orlando Local Expert

About A.D.

Amy Drew has spent nearly three decades as a professional writer and roughly half her life as a Floridian. The words, she has found, come easier with bare feet and rum.

A roller coaster enthusiast, A.D. readily admits there is fun amid the madness of the theme parks, but has found there is magic, as well, in the outer-lying reaches of Mickey’s long shadow. She is delighted to share with you the spoils of her adopted city.

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Special Interests

A.D. knows a lot about:

  • Hats
  • Horror Movies
  • Rum

A.D.'s Special Recommendations for Orlando

Amy says, "Don't leave Orlando without visiting the Farmer's Market at Lake Eola Park. Enjoy local (less expensive!) color just minutes from the theme parks."

10Best Lists by A.D. Thompson


10 delicious stops on the Celtic Cocktail Trail

Cocktails in Dublin on St. Patrick's Day is about as green and Irish as a travel dream could be. If 2019 isn't the year you'll scratch an Ireland holiday off your bucket list, you can still find your pot 'o gold...


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Life of Pie: Slicing Up Orlando's Best Pizza

Is there a food more divisive than pizza? We wonder... Find any city's "best" and you'll find one dissenter who knows better. At least. A ranking is almost a no-win prospect, but we'll do it anyway. Orlando has...