Welcome to the Townie Tourist

dedicated to sharing the real florida



 We're touring the wild and wonderful state of Florida. There are towns to explore, stories to be told, and histories to share. Natives and transplants, we are a hearty people; creating community filled with hope. We are willing to brave fiery summers, wet afternoon rains, biting mosquitos, snapping alligators, venomous snakes, poisonous spiders, scary sinkholes, deadly lightning, destructive hurricanes, bitey sharks, brain-eating amoeba and stinging jellyfish.

Basically we live in the Australia of the Americas.



The food of Central Florida is as diverse as its people. Pocket communities and neighborhoods offer Caribbean, Korean, Vietnamese, Puerto Rican, and so many other uniquely crafted cuisines.


Florida's climate allows for year round events that include farmers markets and outdoor activities, along with hundreds of museums, galleries, and air conditioned venues. Returning to old favorites is such a special part of life here.


The City Beautiful is home to hundreds of makers, creators, and entrepreneurs. From simulations and space tech to hand-crafted home goods, Orlando has it all. All you need to know is where to look.


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