Things to do in Ohio: Butler County Donut Trail
Mar19

Things to do in Ohio: Butler County Donut Trail

My foodie nose found a “magically delicious” trail and I’m adding it to my list of things to do in Ohio. It’s called the Butler County Donut Trail.

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Riding the Waves in Englewood, Florida
Mar16

Riding the Waves in Englewood, Florida

These speedy little gems are offered by Riding the Waves located at Skip’s Marina on Placida Road in Englewood where guided tours are offered.

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There’s No Crying on a Harley-Davidson, But I Did Anyway
Feb16

There’s No Crying on a Harley-Davidson, But I Did Anyway

Just as there is no crying in baseball, there is no crying on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Yeah, well, I’m here to confess I did just that. Straddling 500-some pounds of hot metal between my legs on a cool December evening, I sat bawling because I accepted reality – I am not coordinated enough to drive a motorcycle.

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Where to See Manatees in Florida’s Gulf Coast
Jan16

Where to See Manatees in Florida’s Gulf Coast

Cooler weather means the lovable sea cows are congregating in warmer waters. Planning a vacation to the Sunshine State’s Gulf Coast? From Homasassa Springs to Fort Myers, here are some of my favorite places on where to see manatees in Florida’s Gulf Coast, both in their native habitat and in captivity.

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Florida Travel: What to Do in Punta Gorda & Englewood Beach in 2017
Dec29

Florida Travel: What to Do in Punta Gorda & Englewood Beach in 2017

Happy 2017! ‘Tis the time of year for my annual month-by-month listing of things you must try in the Punta Gorda & Englewood Beach, Florida area during the New Year. Of course, you can enjoy many of these activities throughout the year.

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Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Solo Travelers
Dec05

Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Solo Travelers

Need stocking stuffer ideas for a solo traveler on your holiday list? Here are a few of my hand-selected items for 2016. From a reusable device that extracts insect venom to fashionable yet practical socks, you’ll find something for your fave independent traveler. And, you may find something for yourself.

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My Plans for Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration
Nov28

My Plans for Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration

The President of the United States represents ALL Americans, not only those who voted for him, which is why I’ll be attending Donald J. Trump’s presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.

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Pet-Friendly Florida: Flagler Beach
Nov23

Pet-Friendly Florida: Flagler Beach

A dog beach, pet-friendly dining and activities had Radcliff’s tail wagging during our visit to Flagler Beach, Florida. This was our first, of what I hope, of many road trips.

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Loving Lobster in Bar Harbor, Maine
Oct16

Loving Lobster in Bar Harbor, Maine

Lobster and Bar Habor, Maine, seem to go hand in claw, err, hand in hand and this summer I was floating on a pad of butter on Cloud 9 during a quick getaway with my family to Green Lake, not too far from Bar Harbor. While I was on the hunt for the best lobster roll around Bar Harbor, I had other unexpected Maine lobster experiences.

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My Dog Was Diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. Now What?
Oct12

My Dog Was Diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. Now What?

My rescue dog was diagnosed with Myasthenia gravis about six weeks after I adopted him. In one way, I was relieved hearing this and in another, I was sad and scared. What does Myasthenia gravis mean in a dog? Or better yet, let me share the journey to his diagnosis and beyond.

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Solo Travel Girl’s Adventures Near & Far: Ep. 3
Oct11

Solo Travel Girl’s Adventures Near & Far: Ep. 3

Howdy! I know I’ve been busy as a bee but I think I forgot to tell y’all I have a radio show! It’s called Solo Travel Girl’s Adventures Near & Far and broadcasts weekly on Thursdays at noon on WKDW 97.5 FM community radio in North Port, Fla.  The radio show can be listened to online but if you miss it, you can catch it here on my blog. I realize I’m starting with Episode 3 vs. 1, but I wanted to share...

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Fall Getaway to a Chicago Hotel
Sep23

Fall Getaway to a Chicago Hotel

It’s been a hot summer and with access to cheap airfare from Punta Gorda Airport, I’m tempted to jet off to a Chicago hotel for a cool fall getaway. The Windy City is one of my favorite American cities because of the friendliness of the people, how clean it appears to be, and of course, it’s food scene. It’s kind of like a chill Manhattan.

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Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night
Sep19

Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy culinary tours? Okay, I don’t need to be on a tour to enjoy food and beverages but, during my April trip to Vietnam, I joined Urban Adventures on a Saigon food tour at night to taste Vietnamese street food.

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Free Museum Admission Nationwide on Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!
Aug17

Free Museum Admission Nationwide on Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!

Sept. 24, 2016, enjoy free museum admission nationwide during Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live!

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Visiting the “I Love Lucy” Statue and Museum in Jamestown, N.Y.
Aug14

Visiting the “I Love Lucy” Statue and Museum in Jamestown, N.Y.

As we age, we become more like our parents and mine gave me an appreciation for “I Love Lucy,” the Beach Boys, county fairs and football. My mom is a Lucy fan and growing up, I remember watching reruns of the sitcom and falling in love with the funny redhead.

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