Month: February 2013

Adventures with the Parents Florida Fun

Sharing Circus Sarasota with the Parents

“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and children of all ages…” It’s been a long, long time since I last attended a circus, although I saw Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba a few years ago, and after hearing of daredevil Nik Wallenda walk the high wire above Sarasota last month, I immediately decided taking my Read More »

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Solo Travel

Random NYC Encounter: GMA’s Robin Roberts, the Heart of Times Square

Two of the reasons I love New York City are it’s consistent yet random. A contradiction, right? I know when walking the streets of Manhattan, specifically through Times Square, I’ll feel a vibrant energy visitors and locals alike embrace. The ball of energy is a combination of sights, smells and sounds – not all pleasant Read More »

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Culinary Travel Florida Fun

Florida Aquaculture: Learning About Sunray Venus Clams in Charlotte Harbor

Did you know clams are higher in Iron than beef liver? After living and working in Port Charlotte for nearly five years, I thought I knew everything there is to know about Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands, the Southwest Florida destination located between Sarasota and Fort Myers. Thanks to Betty Staugler with Florida Sea Read More »

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Florida Fun

Tampa Bay Rays 2013 Spring Training Swings into Action

Batter up! Spring training baseball is about to swing into action and as part of my “day job” I was able to attend the Tampa Bay Rays spring training press conference today in Port Charlotte, Fla. Honestly, I’m not a big baseball fan but I really enjoy spring training for the energy and bit of Read More »

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Cool Stuff Others are Doing Disclosure Florida Fun Politics

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Talks Military, CIA in Sarasota, Fla.

Traveling to Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2006 was one of the most influential life experiences I’ve had. On one level, it offered a snapshot to help me understand what the Afghan people were experiencing, particularity the hardships of women and children and opened my eyes to their feeling of abandonment from the U.S. On another and Read More »

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Contests Florida Fun

Got Winter Blues? Three Opportunities to Win A Sunny Florida Vacation

I’m a Buffalo gal down to my soul yet I’ve run away from snowy winters to the warmer climes of Southwest Florida. If you have the winter blues here are a few somethin’-somethins’ to cheer you up, three Florida getaway contests! Each is offering something really special, ranging from a weekend getaway in the Sunshine Read More »

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I'm Thankful for Taking in Sunny More than 2 Years Ago
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Why I (Finally) Hired a Professional Cat-Sitter

“If I have any trouble getting Sunny out of his kennel, I’ll come get you,” the vet technician said with a smile while wearing a pair of heavy-duty leather gloves. I’ve seen those types of gloves before at birds of prey shows at my favorite attractions.

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Culinary Travel Florida Fun Solo Travel

Celebrating a Decade of Blue Crabs at Peace River Seafood in Punta Gorda, Florida

How fresh are the blue crabs at Peace River Seafood in Punta Gorda, Fla.? I’ve seen boats pulled by trailers roll in and unload bucket loads of crabs which are quickly taken into the kitchen. Now that’s fresh! Housed in an old Florida cracker house, Peace River Seafood is a wholesale and retail seafood operation Read More »

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