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Theresa Johnston
Since moving to Orlando in 1970, I have lived in several Central Florida communities including; Conway, Winter Park, Longwood.  Currently I call College Park my home.

After graduating from the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a BS/BA with a major in Accounting and a minor in Computer Science, I worked for 15 years developing hospital and governmental software for accounting applications.

In the Fall of 2000, as the popularity of the Internet was beginning to become apparent I stepped out of the programming arena and accepted a position with About.com as the Orlando Guide.  For over 13 years I covered everything Orlando including Theme Parks, Real Estate, Education and Dining.

In an effort to present a more personalized look at the Orlando area, I started my own blog in 2013.  My goal is to share with others some of the not-so-obvious treasures and treats that Orlando has to offer.

I have watched Orlando grow from a small town with just a few tourist attractions, a minor university (then called FTU) and almost no corporate business to speak of to a large, diverse city that is recognized world-wide as a premiere tourist destination.   For locals, the area has a wonderful mix of culture, tourism, sports and sunshine – something to appeal to everyone.

Whether you are traveling to the tourist capital of the world, looking to relocate to Orlando or a resident seeking information and advice, I am here to help you out.

You can contact me with a direct message at Twitter.com/AboutOrlando or Facebook/AboutOrlando .  Direct email, including media requests can be sent to info (at) AboutOrlando (dot) com.

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