Month: January 2011

Culinary Travel Florida Fun Solo Travel

Dinner at Lone Cabbage Fish Camp

Driving along SR 520 in Cocoa, Fla., seemed less like a good idea the deeper into darkness I drove. My destination: Lone Cabbage Fish Camp on the quest for an affordable seafood dinner. I missed the turn for the restaurant because there are no street lights and couldn’t read the street sign. But, I did Read More »

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Contests

Does Anyone Actually Win those Contests?

Does anyone actually win those contests you see advertised? Working in the tourism industry, we run promotions and giveaway vacation stays. Most times, winners do end up redeeming the vacation. I’m a fan of contests because I want to win. I’ve entered countless contests with prizes ranging from BBQ sauce to trips across the globe. Read More »

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Disclosure Florida Fun Solo Travel

Wordless Wednesday: Rawr! Dinosaur World, Fla.

With a college degree in “rocks and dirt”, as I like to say, I have a thing for dinosaurs. Sunday I had the opportunity to visit Dinosaur World in Plant City, Fla., located between Tampa and Orlando, just off Interstate 4. If you’ve driven that way, you’ve seen the Tyrannosaurus rex standing by, attracting visitors. Read More »

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Florida Fun Solo with Others

Woof! Fido’s Welcome in Mount Dora, Florida

Mount Dora is cute, intimate and filled me with warm fuzzies. This a-DORA-ble town gave me the same feeling seeing a sleeping puppy emits.  That feeling of releasing an “awwww” when seeing a cuddly canine. Downtown is charming with boutique shops and independently owned restaurants. There’s a small-town ambiance with an undertone of unpretentious big-city Read More »

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About Me

Knock. Knock. Teenagers Selling Magazines

Would you purchase a $45 magazine subscription from someone you didn’t know because they gave a song and dance about wanting to earn a trip? I’m all for supporting the ambitions of today’s youth. When a neighbor family knocked on my door last week, I gave the son money for his Juvenile Diabetes fund-raising. I Read More »

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Culinary Travel Florida Fun

Frosted Mug: Burger Time in Venice, Florida

One could say the Frosted Mug in Venice, Florida, is historic. It opened in 1957 when the city, located south of Sarasota, had a two-way county road and was the only commercial business around. Fast forward to 2011 and the Frosted Mug is still going strong. The main drag it’s on, U.S. 41 – the Read More »

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Politics Social Media

Dear Gov. Rick Scott: Careful What You Re-Tweet

The new governor of my great Sunshine State, Rick Scott, held a Town Hall meeting through Twitter tonight. I have to give him credit for using a new medium to interact with Florida citizens. This is how it worked: Folks who had questions were asked to tweet them to @FLGovScott and use the hashtag #flgov. Read More »

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Disclosure solo travel tips Solo with Others Travel News

Monograms Makes Independent Travel Simple

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Monograms. All opinions are 100% mine. My tentative big trip for 2011 will be a week in Alaska. While some people enjoy travel planning, sometimes I don’t have time for it. For these trips, I leave the planning to a travel agent or other Read More »

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Solo Travel Solo with Others

What Have You Found in a Hotel Room?

Being a product of the hospitality industry, I was tickled reading AOL.com’s recent article called, “What Do Hotel Guests Leave Behind in Rooms?” because it brought back all sorts of memories of my hotel days. Of course, most recently I found another guest’s toenail (after it jabbed me) during a stay at an Embassy Suites Read More »

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Florida Fun Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: St. Petersburg Afternoon

Last Friday I headed north to explore the new Dali Museum and enjoy downtown St. Petersburg. Wow! An amazing city and I hope to spend more time discovering the area’s wonderful treasures soon. In addition to the Dali Museum I visited the Chihuly Exhibit (Holy, schmoly! Vibrant colored glass in varying shapes were beyond cool. Read More »

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