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Solo Travel Girl’s Tips for a Tasty Clearwater Beach Uncorked, 2017 Edition

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Solo Travel Girl’s Tips for a Tasty Clearwater Beach Uncorked, 2017 Edition

Come hither, my fellow foodies. Having attended this food and wine festival over the years, I’m dishing out Solo Travel Girl’s Tips for a tasty Clearwater Beach Uncorked, 2017 edition. Now celebrating its sixth year, this Florida favorite foodie festival is taking place Dec. 2 & 3, 2017. Going prepared will help you make the most of the mouthwatering experience. #CLBU17

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

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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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Punta Gorda Restaurants Serve Palate Pleasures Nov. 1 – 12, 2017

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Punta Gorda Restaurants Serve Palate Pleasures Nov. 1 – 12, 2017

Fifteen Punta Gorda restaurants have come together to serve innovative entrees during Punta Gorda Palate Pleasures Restaurant Week Nov. 1 – 12, 2017.

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Punta Gorda’s Dean’s South of the Border is Turning 25!

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Punta Gorda’s Dean’s South of the Border is Turning 25!

If you have dined or sipped an adult beverage or two at Dean’s South of the Border, then you know it is a Punta Gorda institution. And hard to believe, the eatery is celebrating its 25th anniversary November 6, 2017, with six days of throwback fun.

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Florida Travel: Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens in Punta Gorda

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Florida Travel: Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens in Punta Gorda

More than a decade in the making and a gift of Roger and Linda Tetraul and the Roger and Linda Tetrault Family Foundation, the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens has made its public debut.

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2017 ICAST Finds for Female Solo Travelers

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2017 ICAST Finds for Female Solo Travelers

I survived my first ICAST, the fishing industry’s largest tradeshow, and found some great finds for female solo travelers. Ranging from services to gear to fun gifts, here are my top 2017 ICAST finds.

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When I Was 18: #MeToo

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When I Was 18: #MeToo

Women are taking to social media and sharing their experience with sexual harassment with a goal of raising awareness as to how widespread it is. Over the years, yes, I’ve experienced sexual harassment and assault and perhaps what I experienced at my first paying job out of high school, almost 30 years ago, stands out as the most disgusting and embarrassing.

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Disaster Hair Don’t Care. How I Tamed My Hurricane Irma Mane.

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Disaster Hair Don’t Care. How I Tamed My Hurricane Irma Mane.

Following Hurricane Irma, I realized disaster hair don’t care and I learned to tame my wild locks.

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Gulf Shrimp, Crabs and Oysters, Oh My! Learning the Business of Alabama Seafood

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Gulf Shrimp, Crabs and Oysters, Oh My! Learning the Business of Alabama Seafood

On a fall day, I spent a day in Bayou la Batre, located less than a 2-hour drive west from Gulf Shores, learning about Alabama’s seafood industry and the importance of wild-caught Gulf seafood.

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Catching a Break After Hurricane Irma: Battered and a Little Broken

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Catching a Break After Hurricane Irma: Battered and a Little Broken

Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida three weeks ago and I’m still finding my normalcy. Except for a few fallen palm fronds and a wind-blown bougainvillea, this devastating storm spared my home and property yet, I’m still feeling unsettled as I transition from surviving to living.

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