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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Everglades National Park is Open During the Federal Government Shutdown But…
Jan21

Everglades National Park is Open During the Federal Government Shutdown But…

Europe has centuries-old castles, Asia has sacred temples, and the United States has our National Park System. As filmmaker Ken Burns said of them, they are “America’s best idea.” How is the government shutdown affecting our national parks?

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7 of the Best Festivals Celebrating Florida Wildlife
Jan19

7 of the Best Festivals Celebrating Florida Wildlife

Birds of a feather flock together, at least that’s how the saying goes. Floridians embrace the native wildlife. For those who appreciate the Sunshine State’s fauna, here’s a short list of the best festivals celebrating Florida wildlife.

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Florida Travel: What to Do in Charlotte County in 2019
Jan05

Florida Travel: What to Do in Charlotte County in 2019

As we begin another journey around the sun, here are some suggestions on what you can do in Charlotte County, Fla., in 2019.

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2018: Yes, Flamingo is Open in Everglades National Park
Dec14

2018: Yes, Flamingo is Open in Everglades National Park

Recently, I took a nostalgic trip to a place I once called home and I can confirm, yes, Flamingo is open in Everglades National Park. After many hurricanes and aging infrastructure, work is not done but one company has taken the destination under its wing to make it something magnificent.

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Canning. Buffalo-Style
Dec01

Canning. Buffalo-Style

The evening was about collecting aluminum cans and plastic and glass bottles with the goal of redeeming them for cash. New York is one of a handful of states that charges a deposit (a nickel) on most cans and bottles

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Florida Travel: Learning and Playing in The Olive Grove in Brooksville
Nov29

Florida Travel: Learning and Playing in The Olive Grove in Brooksville

When Dede and Cambren Davis visited Italy about a decade ago, they were inspired to plant an organic olive orchard today, own The Olive Grove in Brooksville.

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Utilize the Sharing Economy to Plan Your Florida Adventures
Nov22

Utilize the Sharing Economy to Plan Your Florida Adventures

From RV rentals to unique camping locations to hiring a local friend to show you hidden gems, utilize the sharing economy to plan your Florida adventures.

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Meet the Florida Agritourism Association, ‘The Ultimate Field Trip’
Nov18

Meet the Florida Agritourism Association, ‘The Ultimate Field Trip’

Every ounce of me is meant to be a country gal. I can certainly hold my own in major cities as New York, London, Paris, and Bangkok, but even then, I’m seeking the most authentic, off-beat experiences. People who follow my adventures through Florida often ask, how do I find them? One source is the Florida Agritourism Association.

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Discover South Carolina: Congaree National Park with a Dog
Nov10

Discover South Carolina: Congaree National Park with a Dog

Oh, how I love jumping into an adventure. In October, I drove up to South Carolina and followed some memorable pathways with my favorite travel companion by my side. My dog Radcliff. One of my stops was Congaree National Park.

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Discover South Carolina: Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, A Yard of Dreams
Nov07

Discover South Carolina: Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, A Yard of Dreams

A recent conference allowed me to discover South Carolina and visit the amazing Pearl Fryar Topiary Garde, a true yard of dreams. “If you build it they will come,” is a whisper out of an Iowa cornfield in the fictional movie Field of Dreams. I am not sure if he was inspired by a whisper but in Bishopville, S.C., Mr. Pearl Fryar built a home with a stunning topiary yard in a former corn field.

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Florida Travel: Stories and Respect at Sarasota National Cemetery
Nov03

Florida Travel: Stories and Respect at Sarasota National Cemetery

This will sound odd, but the Sarasota National Cemetery in Southwest Florida is a tourist attraction and I state that with the utmost respect. I visit a few times a year to find peace, clarity, and patriotism, and I imagine others visit with similar purposes.

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