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Orlando Mall Guide is your “one-stop shop” for everything Orlando-area malls — we’re talking news, events, in-depth features and more.

With more than a dozen high-quality shopping centers to choose from, The City Beautiful’s malls really stand above the rest. Shoppers can expect the best in designer brands, department stores, specialty shops and more. It is for these reasons that locals flock to the mall as do more than 60 million tourists that visit Orlando.

OMG’s mission is to be the number-one source for all-things Orlando-area malls.

Orlando Mall Guide is also available as a podcast. Listen in your car, at the gym or while cleaning the house.

If you’re a fan of Orlando’s malls or shopping in general, OMG! has you covered.

Mark Schaub: The Orlando Mall Guy

My name is Mark and I’m a mall-aholic.

As a native Orlandoan, I’ve been visiting them since I can remember. I’ve also worked in a couple and consider myself a self-appointed expert.

There’s been a lot of change when it comes Orlando’s mall landscape, and I’ve taken it upon myself to chronicle these developments. Each mall has a story to tell, and I feel I’m best equipped to make those stories come alive here at Orlando Mall Guide.

No matter if you’re a local or a tourist needing a shopping break from the attractions, I’m your hookup.

When I become old, I’ll probably be likened to Whitey Duval from the Adam Sandler animated film “Eight Crazy Nights.”

What’s good about it? Everything. You want a pair of socks? My buddy, Mr. Foot Locker will warm your feet. You need a fancy doodad? Hello, Sharper Image. Thanks for the combination pogo stick/clock radio. I mean, The Body Shop, the Tie Rack, GNC, Radio Shack, Petland for a cat or two, Spencer’s Gifts for some fake dog doo, Sbarro’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, they’re simply the best. And don’t forget the orange chicken at Panda Express. But if you’re short of cash like little old me, the window shopping’s always free.

–Whitey Duvall from “Eight Crazy Nights” in response to “What’s so great about the mall?”

More about Mark Schaub

I’m a graduate of the University of Central Florida having double majored in radio/television and journalism. For years, I directed the campus’ student-run radio station and wrote for the college newspaper. After determining that the current radio and journalism landscapes weren’t what I initially perceived, I translated my skills to the public relations industry. For nearly four years I handled media relations and managed the social media profiles for Orlando Science Center. Currently, I work as an independent contractor performing digital media marketing and PR.

With OrlandoMallGuide.com, I’m able to act on my radio and journalistic interests through blogging, YouTube-ing and podcasting and combine these interests with my passion for the mall. My hope is that I’m able to connect with like-minded mall enthusiasts or those with a general interest in the mall.

Connect with me on Twitter (@MarkSchaub), Google+ (+MarkSchaub) and LinkedIn (in/MarkSchaub1).

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The Orlando Mall Guide logo was designed by Erin Nolan (Website, Portfolio | Facebook). She does awesome work so and I highly recommend her for your next design project.

If you like the theme song to the Orlando Mall Guide, contact Matt Duncan to see how he can create great music for you like he did for me.