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Michelle Spitzer, Orlando Local Expert

About Michelle

Michelle Spitzer grew up in South Florida taking many family vacations to the Orlando area. For the past 12 years, she's called central Florida home.

A journalist for more than two decades, Michelle has been a reporter and editor for The Associated Press and entertainment/theme parks editor for FLORIDA TODAY. These days she has a husband and three children in tow as they explore the hidden treasures in central Florida and make frequent trips to the theme parks.
She's excited to show there's more to Orlando than the mouse. Although she does love him and his friends.

Special Interests

Michelle knows a lot about:

  • Walt Disney World
  • Biographies
  • Food - especially dessert

10Best Lists by Michelle Spitzer

10Best List

Elf Yourself! Best Christmas Shopping in Orlando

They call that briskly shrinking shoulder season between Thanksgiving and Christmas “the Christmas creep,” but it’s a slice of retail that’s already on the endangered list. Some stores get their holiday gear up...