Year: 2014

Oh Yeah, Baby. The Shrimp & Crab Wicked Breakfast Waffle at Sand on the Beach in Melbourne, Florida.
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A Wicked, Awesome Breakfast at Sand on the Beach in Melbourne, Florida

Some girls like it hot and I’m no exception. Spicy food is a restaurant’s aphrodisiac used to lure me as a loyal diner and its biggest cheerleader. One of the best breakfasts I enjoyed this year was the Shrimp & Crab Wicked Breakfast Waffle at a low-key, casual place called Sand on the Beach in Melbourne, Florida on the Space Coast.

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Finding Peace and Solitude at Stump Pass Beach State Park, Dec. 28, 2014
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A Little Time Off is Good for the Soul

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve taken a little break from my blog. It wasn’t intentional and at first I felt guilty because I have SEVERAL posts that need to be written and uploaded. Honestly, I over-committed myself to projects during the last half of 2014 and in turn, kinda burned myself out.

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Christmas Light Canal Cruise with King Fisher Fleet and Banana Bay Tour Company, Punta Gorda, Fla., Dec. 2014
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Inspiring a Reader to Travel Alone While AARP Offers Tips for Solo Travel

You have no idea how a much it means to me when someone tells me I’ve inspired them. Solo Travel Girl is meant to inspire others to travel alone, not lonely and Friday night, I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of my blog readers who has become a friend. Sherri from Canada […]

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Peek-a-Boo with a Giraffe at the Brevard Zoo
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Yeah, It Was Pretty Cool Kayaking Alongside Giraffes at the Brevard Zoo

During my Florida kayaking adventures over the years, I’ve paddled through mangrove tunnels, alongside alligators and over springs and manatees. I was giddy with excitement when I slipped into a boat at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne because I was about to do something I didn’t realize was possible in Florida – kayak alongside giraffes. Now, I’m not talking about animatronic animals but living, breathing giraffes native to Africa.

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Star Party at Furnance Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park, California
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Gaze into the Dark Sky During a Star Party in Death Valley National Park

Have you ever attended a star party? When I worked at the Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park, one of the things we did for guests was place telescopes on the roof of the Furnace Creek Inn and offered evening stargazing. Why? The sky in Death Valley is very dark and is not washed out from light pollution found in urban areas.

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Smoky Gingersnap Cookies Hickory Smoked Sea Salt from The Spice Lab
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Recipe: Smoky Gingersnap Cookies

‘Tis the cookie baking season and if you like sweet and savory flavors, you’ll enjoy this Smoky Gingersnap Cookies recipe using fresh ginger and The Spice Lab’s Hickory Smoked Sea Salt from The Spice Lab. These two key ingredients give the gingersnaps a nice spicy bite.

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Performers at Legends Corner on Broadway in Nashville, Tenn.
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Thank You, Nashville. My Heart is Singing Again

Minutes after landing, it didn’t take long to realize Nashville embraces the whole Music City theme like a big ole’ bear hug. It’s also when it clicked something had been missing in my life. Music.

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Me Dancing in a Sunflower Field, Buffalo, N.Y., Aug. 2014
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Four Things I Should Have Thought About When I Began Blogging

Four things I should have thought about when I began blogging: where I wanted to be in life, responsibilities as a blogger, my value, and how much time a blog needs to succeed.

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Thanksgiving Omelet from John Ski's House of Breakfast & Lunch in Punta Gorda, Fla. Oh. Freakin' Yeah.
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Thanksgiving Omelet from John Ski’s House of Breakfast & Lunch, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Gobble, gobble! Turkey Day is around the corner and when I saw a Thanksgiving Omelet on the menu at John Ski’s House of Breakfast and Lunch, I KNEW it needed to get in my belly.

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Who's On Your Holiday Gift List?
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Bummed Out About Being Alone for the Holidays? So What! It’s Not the End of the World.

Bummed out about being alone for the holidays? So what! It’s not the end of the world. Trust me. I’ve spent many holidays alone and survived. True, there were times I felt sorry for myself but it wasn’t the end of the world. In reality, those times were a chance to focus on me.

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