Lesley Abravanel is a freelance journalist and a graduate of the University of Miami School of Communication. When she isn’t combing South Florida for the latest hotels, restaurants, and attractions, she’s on the lookout for vacationing celebrities, about whom she writes in her thrice weekly nightlife and gossip columns and blog, “Scene in the Tropics” and “Velvet Underground,” for the Miami Herald. She is a contributor to Conde Nast Traveler, Time Out, and all three illustrious supermarket tabloids. She is the author of Frommer’s South Florida, Florida For Dummies, and Frommer’s Portable Miami.
Laura Miller is a freelance writer based in Orchard Park, New York, though she’s spent countless hours scouring Central Florida’s theme parks, hotels, and restaurants over the years — with and without the help of her five children. A family travel expert who religiously makes more than just a few trips to the Land the Mouse built, she is also writing a guide and creating a website about Florida just for families.