U.S. Military Heroes Receive Free Admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Veterans Day Weekend 2017
Nov08

U.S. Military Heroes Receive Free Admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Veterans Day Weekend 2017

Hard to believe, but a year ago, after my trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for the World Food Championships, I was at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex celebrating the opening of the Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame ®. I’ve certainly had quite the year and time certainly flies!

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Landmark Florida Resort Offers Legends of Boca Experience with Jimmy Connors
Nov15

Landmark Florida Resort Offers Legends of Boca Experience with Jimmy Connors

All legends have an intriguing story behind them and this one began with a phone call to the Director of Tennis at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. He was asked if the resort was interested in working with Jimmy Connors.

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Bangkok’s Governor Welcomes TBEX Travel Bloggers to Bangkok
Mar22

Bangkok’s Governor Welcomes TBEX Travel Bloggers to Bangkok

“On behalf of the people of Bangkok…we welcome all of you to Bangkok.” You know you’re part of something big when a governor shows up at an event to welcome attendees. That’s what happened when Bangkok’s Governor, Mr. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, welcomed organizers and bloggers for the Oct. 15 – 17, 2015, TBEX Asia Conference (Travel Blog Exchange) during a reception this evening at Bangkok’s...

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Taylor Swift Invites the World to Visit New York City
Oct27

Taylor Swift Invites the World to Visit New York City

Not only is she inviting you to “shake it off” when the “haters hate,” award-winning musician Taylor Swift is inviting the world to visit New York City.

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Free Museum Admission Sept. 27, 2014 for Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!
Jul20

Free Museum Admission Sept. 27, 2014 for Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!

The date is set for one of my favorite days to soak up culture, Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! is Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Marking its 10th anniversary, more than 1,000 museums across the U.S. will offer free admission with a pre-ordered ticket.

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Tourism Cares Invites Travel Industry Pros to Volunteer in Miami, May 29 – 30, 2014
Dec29

Tourism Cares Invites Travel Industry Pros to Volunteer in Miami, May 29 – 30, 2014

Travel and tourism professionals from across the United States will volunteer to preserve Miami Marine Stadium May 29 – 30, 2014 during the 7th Annual Tourism Cares project.

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Inaugural “Midwest Space Fest” Scheduled Oct. 4 – 5 in Traverse City, Michigan
Aug17

Inaugural “Midwest Space Fest” Scheduled Oct. 4 – 5 in Traverse City, Michigan

Coinciding with World Astronomy Week this year is the inaugural Midwest Space Fest, Oct. 4 – 5, 2013, in Traverse City, Mich. I’m sure at least a few of my fellow Space Tweeps from NASA Socials/NASA Tweetups will be able to attend this new festival geared toward experiencing astronomy and space sciences.

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Travel Technology and Gadgets to Make Your 2013 Summer Vacation Easier
Jun23

Travel Technology and Gadgets to Make Your 2013 Summer Vacation Easier

Summer’s here which means vacation time! Thanks to 21st century technology, here are a few resources to make your 2013 summer vacation easier. APPS DuoLingo – www.DuoLingo.com; Available: Online, iPhone and Android. Free. Heading out of the country and need to learn a new language? Give DuoLingo a try not only because it’s free but because it’s as effective as those paid learning resources. I was using DuoLingo...

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First Trader Joe’s in Florida Now Open in Naples
Feb17

First Trader Joe’s in Florida Now Open in Naples

Sitting on my sofa sipping a glass of Two-Buck Chuck cabernet sauvignon tonight, I’m recalling last Saturday’s trip to the first Trader Joe’s in Florida. Located in North Naples, there’s only one word to summarize the scene. Craziness! I have never visited a Trader Joe’s but after hearing friends brag about the eclectic specialty grocery store, and its deliciously cheap wine, it’s been one of those...

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It’s Go Time for Republican Presidential Candidates in Florida
Jan23

It’s Go Time for Republican Presidential Candidates in Florida

Newt, Mitt and Rick are pretty lucky – they’ll be spending the next week campaigning in sunny Florida and I’m hoping to catch a glimpse of the three Republican presidential candidate hopefuls during their whirlwind trips. Just as in 2008 (dang, how can it be four years already???) I’ll probably be trekking across the Sunshine State in the quest for the perfect political photographs, since I’m in the...

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Women’s Outdoor Weekend Scheduled for March 16 – 18, 2012, Near Fort Myers, Florida
Dec06

Women’s Outdoor Weekend Scheduled for March 16 – 18, 2012, Near Fort Myers, Florida

If you’ve always wanted to give camping, kayaking, and maybe fishing a try, then consider attending the Women’s Outdoor Weekend at Caloosahatchee Regional Park March 16 – 18, 2012, near Fort Myers, Florida. Local outdoors-women will be helping out and showing ladies a variety of outdoor activities including a hayride, wood burning, archery, camp cooking, basket making and stargazing. I imagine after participating in...

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Abercrombie & Kent Offers Solo-Friendly Adventures and Savings
Nov28

Abercrombie & Kent Offers Solo-Friendly Adventures and Savings

‘Tis the season to begin dreaming planning 2012 vacations and although I have not traveled with them yet, Abercrombie & Kent has a decent reputation as being solo-friendly with their “Solo Savings” meaning, they either waive single supplements or reduce it by as much as 75 percent on many of their small, group escorted trips to the most requested destinations. A&K has provided me with the following...

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Ho! Ho! Ho! “Wild Wonderland” Coming to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo during Select December Nights
Nov06

Ho! Ho! Ho! “Wild Wonderland” Coming to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo during Select December Nights

I traveled to North Pole, Alaska, this summer and saw Santa Claus and reindeer when I could have just waited for December to roll around at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. If visions of sugar plums aren’t dancing in your head, be a good girl or boy and visit the zoo during the holiday celebration called “Wild Wonderland” to put you in the holiday spirit. Santa will be there along with reindeer, millions of twinkling lights, foam...

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World of A&K Travel App Inspires Adventure Vacations
Oct09

World of A&K Travel App Inspires Adventure Vacations

Photographs pop with vibrancy when viewing them on an iPad and I really had no clue what I was missing until I became the proud owner of one. (Thanks again Wine Sisterhood!) Dynamic and intriguing images inspire me to travel and such as the case when recently checking out the free travel app produced by Abercrombie & Kent, the  World of A&K app for iPad. “Stunning” is one word describing dynamic images of exotic...

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Did that TSA Agent Just Crack a Smile? By Golly, He Did!
Oct08

Did that TSA Agent Just Crack a Smile? By Golly, He Did!

“How long were you in Boston?” the TSA agent at Boston Logan International Airport asked. “Since Monday,” I replied. “What were you doing here?” (Or something to that effect) “Promoting Southwest Florida as a tourism destination,” I said. Then added with a smirk, “And promoting Tampa Bay Rays spring training.” “The Tampa Bay Rays,” he said smiling as he jotted...

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