Month: October 2011

Florida Fun

Visiting Kennedy Space Center in a Post-Space Shuttle World

“…once NASA goes away…” People! NASA is NOT going away. If I had a nickle for each time I’ve heard that in the last three months, I’d be about $7.35 richer. Okay,that doesn’t seem like a lot but that’s more than 145 times! There’s this misconception running amok that just because the space shuttle program Read More »

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Contests Florida Fun

Tweet, Tweet. Spot Birds and Win Big with Audubon’s Birding on the Net

Living in a birder’s paradise (Charlotte County, which has seven Great Florida Birding Trails), I’m all about the new movie “The Big Year” and was excited to see Audubon’s Birding the Net promotion on AOL today. Check it out and play along (’til Nov. 7, 2011) to win groovy prizes. Just register with Facebook and Read More »

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Florida Fun Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Florida’s Best Galactic Attraction, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

As I gather my thoughts from last month’s visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Florida’s East Coast, enjoy these photos from the incredible day. Visiting is so inspiring and one day is not enough! Don’t forget, now through the end of October, sit in Capt. Kirk’s chair (yes, the Star Trek Capt. Read More »

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Social Media Travel Resources

Hello Women on the Go! Resources for Staying Connected and Being Responsible While Traveling

Welcome members of Women on the Go (Venice, Fla.)! Thank you for inviting me to today’s meeting and allowing me share a little about my travel adventures. If you live in Sarasota or Charlotte County and not familiar with the organization, Women on the Go is a group energizing women who encourage and support each Read More »

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Girlfriend Getaway Nature Travel

Where to Stay in Alaska: Hatcher Pass Lodge in Palmer

The A-frame cabin resting above the treeline in the Talkeetna Mountains shook each time I rolled over in my bed. To reach my bed, I climbed a wood ladder to the loft and shared an open room with Lyn, one of my traveling companions during our Alaska adventure this summer. Madge, our third musketeer, opted Read More »

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Snapshots Solo Travel

Wordless Wednesday: Snapshots from Boston

Just a few snapshots from last week’s trip to Boston (Oct. 3 – 7, 2011). Coming from Florida, weather was refreshing and I thoroughly enjoyed wearing gloves on the final two mornings during my visit. Enjoy these images.

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Florida Fun

Where to Swim with Dolphins in Florida (And See Manatees)

In honor of the movie Dolphin Tale making a huge splash on the big screen, I’m re-sharing a link to an article I wrote several years ago but is still relevant, “Where to Swim with Dolphins in Florida.” I’m guessing folks who see the movie will want to swim with a dolphin during their Florida Read More »

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Travel News Travel Resources

World of A&K Travel App Inspires Adventure Vacations

Photographs pop with vibrancy when viewing them on an iPad and I really had no clue what I was missing until I became the proud owner of one. (Thanks again Wine Sisterhood!) Dynamic and intriguing images inspire me to travel and such as the case when recently checking out the free travel app produced by Read More »

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Travel News

Did that TSA Agent Just Crack a Smile? By Golly, He Did!

  “How long were you in Boston?” the TSA agent at Boston Logan International Airport asked. “Since Monday,” I replied. “What were you doing here?” (Or something to that effect) “Promoting Southwest Florida as a tourism destination,” I said. Then added with a smirk, “And promoting Tampa Bay Rays spring training.” “The Tampa Bay Rays,” Read More »

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Snapshots Solo Travel Travel Resources

Wordless Wednesday: Loving Boston’s T

I’m in Boston this week and totally loving the T, specifically the subway system. It’s so easy to get around and extremely affordable ($2 per ride). When traveling to Boston, I strongly recommend using the T. Today’s post is a just a quick video of a subway train pulling into the State Street Station. Enjoy!

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