A Kayaking Trip Reminds Me I Am Enough
May16
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I Witnessed My First Honor Flight Welcome Home Ceremony!
May13

I Witnessed My First Honor Flight Welcome Home Ceremony!

I witnessed the return home of an Honor Flight for the first time. This beautiful moment happened at RSW in Fort Myers, Fla.

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Books to Inspire Young Readers to Protect Water Quality
Apr07

Books to Inspire Young Readers to Protect Water Quality

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. These three books will inspire young readers to protect Florida’s water quality.

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Circle the Center With New Travel Guidebook About Florida’s Labyrinth
Apr11

Circle the Center With New Travel Guidebook About Florida’s Labyrinth

Those who love Florida and venturing off-the-beaten path will be thrilled with the new travel guidebook by award-winning author Lucy Tobias. Titled Circle the Center: Labyrinths in Florida, Lucy traveled throughout Florida and either walked or contacted more than 130 labyrinths and selected 95 for the book. She walked most solo but sometimes her adorable corgi Obi joined her.

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Florida Travel: Vacation in Fort Myers & Sanibel Like a Pro
Mar22
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Discover Florida’s Downtowns with Free Smartphone App
Feb15

Discover Florida’s Downtowns with Free Smartphone App

Florida boasts a rich history and a free smartphone application published by the Florida Humanities Council shares some of the Sunshine State’s most intriguing stories. Called Florida Stories, users can download the free app to explore more than a dozen downtowns through self-guided audio walking tours.

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Pet-Friendly Florida: I Stayed at a Red Roof PLUS+ Hotel and Cannot Believe the Experience I Had
Dec08

Pet-Friendly Florida: I Stayed at a Red Roof PLUS+ Hotel and Cannot Believe the Experience I Had

Recently, I stayed at a Red Roof PLUS+ hotel and cannot believe the experience I had with my dog. Yes, I admit I am a bit jaded when it comes to hotels. When I was younger, I stayed in ratty roadside motels that were a little suspect. As I grew in my career and travel blogging, I have since stayed in a range of accommodations that can be described as simple to stately and plain to posh. 

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Solo Travel Girl’s 6 Practical Camping Essentials List
Jun30

Solo Travel Girl’s 6 Practical Camping Essentials List

Summer’s here which means most of the United States can finally get outside to spend quality time with family and Mother Nature. I say most because here in Florida, we’re fortunate to be able to play outdoors year-round. Ready to rev up your RV, pop up your tent or set sail on your catamaran? From DEET-free bug repellent to toilet paper, following are my 6 practical camping essentials list.

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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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Travel Gear Review: Never Drop Your Phone in Water Again with Loop
Oct25

Travel Gear Review: Never Drop Your Phone in Water Again with Loop

I remember it well. The day I dropped my phone in water, fished it out of the toilet bowl, placed it in nylons and then a bag of rice in an attempt to salvage it.

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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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How to Pack a Vietnamese Hat
Aug21

How to Pack a Vietnamese Hat

“Can you bring me back one of those hats?…If it’s no trouble?” a friend asked while I was in Vietnam. What he was referring to was a conical, or Vietnamese hat. Of course I said “yes,” then had no idea how I was going to bring it back.

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Tips for Traveling Solo for the First Time
Jun26

Tips for Traveling Solo for the First Time

Blogging is about sharing what you know, right? Following are my tips for traveling solo for the first time.

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Boost Your Immunity During the Holiday Travel Season
Nov17

Boost Your Immunity During the Holiday Travel Season

‘Tis the season for running around and new Culturelle Advanced Immune Defense may give that extra boost during this busy and oftentimes stressful time of year.

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Travel to a Blue Zone in Greece to Discover Keys to Longevity
Jul14

Travel to a Blue Zone in Greece to Discover Keys to Longevity

Looking for an October getaway and the secrets to living longer? Travel to a Blue Zone in Greece to discover keys to longevity. Blue Zones recently launched Adventure Travel Tours and will be offering two, 7-day trips to Ikaria, one of the five Blue Zones discovered by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic fellow.

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