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    Deliveroo Review

    Deliveroo has fed 74,000 hungry customers in neighbourhoods across eight UK cities. The restaurant food delivery company was founded by childhood friends Will Shu, who has a background in finance, and developer Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo, founded in 2013, has a network of 300 freelance drivers across London who deliver food from 750 restaurants including Honest Burger and Barnyard on Charlotte Street. Customers order through the start-up’s app, with delivery taking an average of 32 minutes. Firms such as JustEat sign up restaurants that already offer takeaway, then operate as an online hub, on which hungry members of the public can place their orders. Deliveroo goes one stage further, by also…

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    Menulog Review

    Want to order takeaway but don’t want to deal with a big chain? Menulog features delivery options from more than 2000 restaurants and makes it easy to hunt down places that will deliver to your address. Menulog is Australia’s largest online food and beverage ordering service company by number of orders. The service allows users to search for restaurants and various takeaway establishments, indicative of chosen cuisine and location, and browse local takeaway menus and reviews before placing an order online, and selecting payment method. Services Menulog customers enter their suburb or postcode and are presented with a list of restaurants available for pick up and/or delivery in their area.…

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    Best Western Fort Walton Beachfront: Stylish, swanky, and brightly colored

    Could the decor in the lobby of the Best Western Fort Walton Beach Resort be any cuter? The playful colors–flamingo pink, key lime pie green, ocean blue–recall those days in the 1960s when travelers were just discovering Florida’s impossibly white beaches, turquoise waters, and fragrant orange groves. Cheerful polka dots are everywhere! That’s my daughter in the chair–but it could just as easily be famed fashion designer Lily Pulitzer who got her start in Florida as a clothing designer in 1961. Her clothes made with gloriously bright pink, green, and turquoise fabrics would fit right in the lobby at the Beachfront. Why go in the ocean when you can sit…

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    Best Western Plus Beach Resort: A sweet spot on the water in Fort Myers Beach, Fl.

    The Best Western Plus Beach Resort sits right on the beach, steps from southern Florida’s pretty pale green waters. It’s the sort of place where you could easily spend a week, walking the sugary white sand beach in the morning, playing a game of shuffle board in the afternoon, and falling asleep every night to the sound of the crashing waves. Every room has its own private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, where dolphins frolic in the surf, kite boarders jump over waves, and fiery sunsets turn the water bright orange and red. The rooms are light and airy, and the beds are comfy and covered with soft white…

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    Spring Break: Have you made plans?

    My kids’ spring break is just around the corner. We’re planning a road trip through Florida, starting in Miami and tracing the Gulf Coast to Fort Walton. We hope to get in lots of beach time and see a manatee in the wild. If you’re still looking for something to do, USA Today put together a roundup of 10 places, from Paradise Island in the Bahamas to Arizona’s Grand Canyon. My favorite pick in their list was San Ignacio, Belize where you can go horseback riding among Mayan ruins. Where are you going for spring break?