Month: August 2012

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Where to Stay in Central Florida: Mount Dora Historic Inn

There’s nothing like escaping to the mountains for a little R&R and that’s just what I did last weekend. And, I stayed within Florida. My little getaway was to Mount Dora which towers 182 feet above sea level, the second highest elevation in Florida.

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Things to do in Mount Dora: Food Truck Bazaar

Korean BBQ. Roasted avocado stuffed with crab. Lobster rolls. Gourmet cheesecake cupcakes. Yum-ola! The Food Truck Bazaar with clever culinary creations rolled into Mount Dora, Florida, during my August visit. This was the second time the feast on wheels appeared in this adorable Florida town and won’t be the last.

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Solo Travel

Unexpected Traffic Delay Caused by Small Plane Landing in I-75 Medium Near Tampa

Traffic delays along I-75 in Florida are expected, especially in the Tampa area. While driving north to Mount Dora yesterday, I reached stop-and-go traffic around mile marker 253-ish and really did  not know what was causing it. Was it road construction? An accident? Security checkpoint for the Republican National Convention? And why were there two Read More »

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Encourage STEM and Watch Girls Achieve their Dreams

During the wee hours of August 6, I was curled up on my sofa with CNN on my television and NASA TV on my iPad, waiting for Curiosity, the Mars rover, to land. More than eight months prior on November 26, 2011, I had the honor of participating in a NASA Tweetup (now NASA Social) Read More »

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Florida Fun

Keep Cool in these Charlotte County, Fla., Spots

There’s no nice way of putting it. Summers in Southwest Florida can be downright hot but don’t despair, there are plenty of options to stay cool no matter what time of year. Lucky you, I’ve put together five of my favorite ways to keep cool in Charlotte County (or, they are at least five cool Read More »

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Feed a Giraffe and Other Animals at Giraffe Ranch in Dade City, Florida

I rubbed the nose of a camel, felt the tongue of a giraffe, and fed grapes to ring-tailed lemurs last weekend and it was a totally amazing experience. Best of all, I didn’t need a passport. These and other animals live a seemingly happy life at Giraffe Ranch, a 47-acre private property just a 45 minute drive north of Tampa in Dade City, Fla.

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Florida Fun

Best Places in Sarasota to Propose

Find the Perfect Spot in Sarasota, Fla. to Pop the Question Hey Sarasota guys, listen up. Yes, your soon-to-be- fiancee has a pretty good idea you love her but if you still need to “wow” her with the marriage proposal. Although I cannot coach you through the process, I am sharing my recommendations for Sarasota’s Read More »

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