Month: March 2013

Florida Fun Solo Travel

2013 Florida International Air Show Wowed in Punta Gorda

Military jet teams seem to be the biggest draw for an air show yet they were absent from this year’s Florida International Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport last weekend. But ya know what? The show was pretty darn spectacular.

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Social Media Solo Travel

My Blogging from A to Z Challenge Meme: Characteristics of a Solo Travel Girl

What makes a solo travel girl? Yes, she’s someone who’s travels alone, not lonely but she’s also adventurous, magnificent and zealous, just to name a few qualities.

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Culinary Travel Florida Fun

Charity Strawberry U-Pick Event at Plant City’s Wish Farms April 6 & 7, 2013

Plant City is Florida’s sweet spot. It’s the Winter Strawberry Capitol of the World for the abundant strawberry farms and one of those is hosting a charity strawberry u-pick Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7 2013. Wish Farms located in Duette (about a 30-minute drive south of Plant City) will open a ready-to-pick strawberry field Read More »

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Cool Stuff Others are Doing Florida Fun Girl Power

Wing Walker Jane Wicker Bringing Golden Era of Grace to 2013 Florida International Air Show

Walking on the wing of an airplane racing at speeds between 80 and 140 mph seems um, oh, I don’t know. Risky, perhaps? Spectators heading out to the 33rd Annual Florida International Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, 2013, will be treated to the graceful performance of Read More »

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Cool Stuff Others are Doing Nature Travel

Plan an Asheville Vacation with Petal Hunter Travel Packages and Spring Bloom Reports

April showers haven’t begun yet color is blooming in the Blue Ridge Mountains and areas around Asheville, N.C. Last fall I made a quick trip to one of my favorite American cities and caught a glimpse of fall color and can only imagine the gorgeous palette Mother Nature is painting this time of year. In case Read More »

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Culinary Travel Disclosure Florida Fun

Dinner Wallflower at Tallahassee’s The Front Porch Restaurant

Nothing says hospitality and neighborly friendliness like a front porch so it’s only appropriate Tallahassee, Florida’s capital recognized for Southern hospitality, has a new restaurant named The Front Porch with a famed chef  at the creative culinary helm. I really, really, REALLY wanted to like this restaurant (located at the former location of Chez Pierre for Read More »

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Cool Stuff Others are Doing Florida Fun Social Media

Q&A with Astronaut Mark Kelly in Sarasota

Following Astronaut Mark Kelly’s Sarasota lecture, he sat down with Ringling College Library Association’s Town Hall Chair Stephanie Grosskreutz to answer questions. Several questions were asked but following are responses to five submitted by the audience (two were my questions!)…

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Cool Stuff Others are Doing Florida Fun Social Media

Capt. Mark Kelly Inspires Sarasota Audience

U2’s “Beautiful Day” blasted on the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall stage in Sarasota, Fla., as a video montage of Capt. Mark Kelly’s life between January 2011 and today flashed on screen. He was in town as part of the Ringling College Library Association’s Town Hall Lecture Series and those of us backstage felt the Read More »

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Cool Stuff Others are Doing Florida Fun

Capt. Mark Kelly Explains Recent Assault Weapon Purchase during Sarasota Press Conference

It wasn’t by choice Capt. Mark Kelly and his wife Gabrielle Giffords have become faces of gun control. “When you have 20 first graders murdered in their classrooms and we see these mass shootings time and time again, I think everybody has got to do something,” Kelly said during a press conference in Sarasota, Fla., Read More »

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Cal Ripken, Jr.’s ‘Wild Pitch’ Book Tour Swung by Port Charlotte, Fla.

Timing is everything and two months ago or so when I planned a Tweetup (gathering of Twitter users) during a Tampa Bay Rays spring training game for the organization I work for, I had no idea it would be the same day Cal Ripken, Jr. would be promoting his new children’s book, Wild Pitch.

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