Month: April 2011

Florida Fun Social Media Solo Travel

NASA Tweetup: Yup, We Were Scrubbed

Perseverance, determination, opportunity, creative thinking and follow your passion. These are some of the things I’m taking away from my two-day experience of the NASA Tweetup at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla. (April 28 & 29). My dream of finally seeing a space shuttle launch didn’t happen yesterday and I’m not sure if it will. Read More »

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Florida Fun Social Media Solo Travel

NASA Tweetup: Day 1, I’m Here!

  Being navigationally challenged and unsure OnStar would get me to the NASA press credentials building for the NASA Tweetup, I’m here. The program will begin soon and the tent is buzzing with energy. Have I mentioned how excited I am?  

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Florida Fun Social Media

Night Before NASA Tweetup

Can’t believe it’s here. NASA Tweetup.! I arrived to my hotel just after 8 p.m. after picking up one of the Tweetup attendees at the Orlando airport then dropping him off at his hotel. I’ve settled in, reviewed all the NASA materials and went to finish up work, research and post on my blog but Read More »

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Florida Fun Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Puppy Love

Shhh. Don’t tell my cats but I’m really a dog person at heart. Stopped in Sarasota this afternoon on my way to Florida’s Space Coast for the NASA Tweetup and a friend introduced me to Southeastern Guide Dog, Inc. They offer puppy hugging on Saturdays but I was in luck today. This sweet little guy, Read More »

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Culinary Travel Florida Fun

This is HOW We Know Gulf Seafood on Your Table is Safe

Have you eaten your fresh Gulf seafood lately? April 20, 2011, marked the one-year anniversary of the Gulf Oil Spill and it seems as though not everyone has received the memo about the safety of seafood harvested from the Gulf of Mexico and sold commercially. When I attended the Florida Outdoor Writers Association Annual Conference Read More »

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Florida Fun Social Media Solo Travel

NASA Tweetup Fashion: Meatball on My Head

NASA Tweetup Fashion: Feather Hair Clip When fashion sense and creativity were being handed out, my sister Liz must have received my portions. She’s incredibly clever, talented, funny and rivals Carrie Bradshaw when it comes to fashion. I commissioned an artist to create jewelry for Obama’s inauguration so being a participant in the upcoming NASA Read More »

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Florida Fun Social Media Solo Travel

Tuning Up My Twitter-Friendly Vocabulary for the NASA Tweetup

Say what you will, but Twitter is a literary art form. I love the challenge of crafting something informative and entertaining in 140 characters or less. Sadly, I haven’t done that lately and my tweets have been purely informative and a bit boring. While conversing with NASA Tweetup folks yesterday about something totally different @ageekmom Read More »

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Culinary Travel Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Food, Glorious Food from Recent Florida Travels

Hungry? Maybe after this post you will be. Following are a few snapshots from some tasty restaurants I’ve visited in the past month. Each restaurant deserves their own post with elaboration and in due time, they will. For now, enjoy these culinary snapshots from some of my recent journeys. If planning a culinary vacation in Read More »

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solo travel tips

Abercrombie & Kent Offering Solo-Friendly Travel, Waives or Reduces Single Supplements

Recently, I was asked if I only advocate people traveling solo. The short answer is “no.” I advocate both single people to travel in any way they can and people to travel solo if that’s their only option. A common budget problem solo travelers have faced are those annoying single supplements. Working in the tourism Read More »

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