Month: May 2010

Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff Gear Reviews

Beach Day! Review of ‘Sand Gone’ Sand Remover

Being Memorial Day and having the day off, I headed to Englewood Beach on Manasota Key, Florida, to worship the sun (with ample sunscreen) and put the sand remover product called Sand Gone to the test. Here’s the rundown on Sand Gone: it’s a dry powder made from natural ingredients. It comes with a soft Read More »

Continue Reading
Travel News

Are You Registerd for The Travel Bloggers Show?

Travel Blog Exchange 2010 (TBEX ’10) in New York is around the corner (June 26 & 27) and I can’t wait! I attended last year it was a great networking and educational opportunity. I’m also registered for the The Travel Bloggers Show being held Sept. 11 & 12 in Orlando. It’s in conjunction with The Read More »

Continue Reading
Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Florida Beaches are Oil-Free

Media frenzy is causing quite a stir in Florida lately. Tourism is our livelihood and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is casting a dark cloud of negative attention over the Sunshine State. Vacationers are rethinking their vacation plans because of the “what if” scenario. “What if there is oil on the beach when I visit?”

Continue Reading
About Me

Email: I Got it Wrong (?)

When blogging and writing, I’m careful about reporting the facts. I double and triple check my facts before publishing and when in doubt, I won’t include something if I can’t verify it 100 percent. Last Friday I wrote an article about History Channel’s Pawn Stars making an appearance at a pawn shop in Port Charlotte, Read More »

Continue Reading
Babyland in Indian Springs Cemetery, Punta Gorda, Fla.
Solo Travel Solo with Others

Emailed Question: Paranormal Places I’ve Visited

A few weeks ago I received an email from a reader stating she is interested in paranormal places to visit. I’m not an expert on the topic but do enjoy a good ghost story or two. Following is a short list of places, primarily in Florida, where I have participated on a ghost tour or Read More »

Continue Reading
Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

Support Tampa Bay’s FIFA World Cup Bid

Let’s go, Tampa Bay! The Gulf coast Florida destination is a finalist to host the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup. Although I admit my knowledge of soccer doesn’t extend beyond my one year in little league, Pele, David Beckham, and knowing what Manchester United is, if Tampa Bay lands the World Cup, it’s a very big Read More »

Continue Reading
Solo Travel

Three Reasons Why Solo at Disney Ain’t So Bad

Walt Disney World and Disney culture was a big part of my childhood and has grown up with me. Living in Florida with easy access to Walt Disney World Resort is a dream and finally being a card-carrying season pass holder is a sense of accomplishment. One of the biggest fears I overcame as a Read More »

Continue Reading
Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

Lightweight Luggage: Traveling on the Fly

I’m a geeky traveler and don’t leave home without essentials as digital camera, iPhone, Flip video camera, GPS, laptop and all the cords required to keep everything juiced up. I also like to travel with carry-on bags so having lightweight luggage is key, since it reduces my “Grapes of Wrath” appearance and saves my back.

Continue Reading
Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Slug Mode

“Slug mode” is one of my favorite sayings when the going gets tough. It’s that feeling of being drained, time to slow down and take time for myself. I feel a slug mode Sunday coming on this weekend and thought this photo, taken in Olympic National Forest, Washington, last month, was somewhat appropriate. Although it’s Read More »

Continue Reading
Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

Ever Have a Solo Travel Girl Spice Chocolate Bar?

Ever have a Solo Travel Girl Spice Chocolate Bar? How about a Solo Travel Girl Quirky Chocolate Bar? No, I’m not getting into the chocolate bar business but recently tried out Chocomize, a website where visitors can customize their chocolate bar pretty much anyway they like. I’m not talking about customizing a wrapper or hard Read More »

Continue Reading