A Kayaking Trip Reminds Me I Am Enough
May16
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Florida Travel: Snorkeling in the Manatee Capital of the World, Crystal River
May14

Florida Travel: Snorkeling in the Manatee Capital of the World, Crystal River

Snorkeling with manatees in Crystal River is checked off my bucket list. “Munch. Munch. Munch.” is what I heard while floating like Superman.

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Florida Travel: Quick Visit to Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park with My Dog
May02

Florida Travel: Quick Visit to Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park with My Dog

It has been years since I last visited the Maclay Gardens. Earlier this spring, I found my way back to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers and worked in a quick visit to the park, bringing my dog.

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Should a Solo Female Traveler Drink Absinth?
Apr24

Should a Solo Female Traveler Drink Absinth?

Should a solo female traveler drink absinth? I asked myself that question before booking an Airbnb Experience of an absinth tasting in Berlin, Germany.

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Florida Travel: A Walk in the Dark at Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville
Apr14

Florida Travel: A Walk in the Dark at Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville

Hear all the creatures who chirp, squawk, and bark in the dark during a nighthike at the Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville.

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A Taste of Home During Everything Buffalo Party in Sarasota
Mar27

A Taste of Home During Everything Buffalo Party in Sarasota

Wings. Beef on weck. Bison Dip. Sponge candy. Fastnachts. I need to stop, I’m getting homesick. This former Western New York now Florida gal experienced a delicious taste of home during the Everything Buffalo Party in Sarasota last month.

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Florida Travel: Hiking Myakka River State Park’s Deep Hole
Mar25

Florida Travel: Hiking Myakka River State Park’s Deep Hole

I checked something off my Florida bucket list last month by hiking Myakka River State Park’s Deep Hole. Only 30 people a day are permitted access so this journey earned me bragging rights.

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Ready to Fly? 5 Popular Florida Zipline Adventures
Mar21

Ready to Fly? 5 Popular Florida Zipline Adventures

Looking for an adrenaline rush during your Florida vacation? Here are some popular Florida zipline adventures.

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5 Awesome Airboat Tours for Your Florida Vacation
Mar18

5 Awesome Airboat Tours for Your Florida Vacation

Racing through marshy and grassy areas in an airboat and spotting alligators seems to top the list of things to do for tourists during a Florida vacation. Heck, even after living in the Sunshine State for more than two decades, I still enjoy the thrill of zipping and spinning over marshy areas at speeds up to 45 mph and admiring flora and fauna.

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Kayaking Manatee Park in Fort Myers
Mar11

Kayaking Manatee Park in Fort Myers

Cooler temperatures mean it is manatee viewing season in Florida. The state has several seasonal warm-water manatee gathering areas and one of my favorite spots is Lee County’s Manatee Park in Fort Myers.

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Forget Squats! Climb the Gasparilla Island Lighthouse
Feb26

Forget Squats! Climb the Gasparilla Island Lighthouse

Forget squats! Get a workout just as good and with a breathtaking view, climb the Gasparilla Island Lighthouse in Southwest Florida.

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The Legend of Daytona Beach’s Brownie the Town Dog
Feb17

The Legend of Daytona Beach’s Brownie the Town Dog

Every dog is worthy of being memorialized through a bronze statue, but how many dogs do you know are actually memorialized in bronze? This is the continuing tale of Daytona Beach’s legendary Brownie the Town Dog.

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What It’s Like to Attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C.
Feb16

What It’s Like to Attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C.

Have you ever considered attending the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C.? Presented by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation and held in President’s Park, it’s a true honor. My parents and I attended in 2018 and here’s a bit of our experience in a journey to #FindYourPark.

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Florida Travel: Walking in the Steps of the Calusa
Feb05

Florida Travel: Walking in the Steps of the Calusa

One of the things I love about Florida is the rich history. Recently, I spent an afternoon walking in the steps of the Calusa at the Randell Research Center in Pineland. There, they have nurtured the Calusa Heritage Trail.

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Eat Like a Local on Bangkok Food Tours
Jan24

Eat Like a Local on Bangkok Food Tours

My friend Pam is from Thailand and every month, she hosts a Thai food cooking lesson in her home. Her dishes keep my memories of the daily Bangkok food tours I took vivid. Pam has taught me to make yummy dishes such as chicken satay with peanut sauce and my favorite entrée, pad Thai.

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