Month: July 2017

I Tasted the #ButterLove of Murder Point Oysters, Alabama, Nov. 2016.
Culinary Travel Featured

Oyster Farming: Alabama’s Newest Seafood Revolution

I attended the 2016 World Food Championships Blogger Summit in Orange Beach, Ala., and learned about Alabama seafood and specifically, oyster farming in a world post-BP oil spill world. I also toured a working oyster farm!

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Some of the Yummy Desserts I Judged During the 2016 Wood Food Championships, Orange Beach, Ala.
Culinary Travel

How I Became a Certified Food Judge

Have you heard how I became a card-carrying, certified E.A.T. food judge? Yes, it’s a real and delicious thing and this is how I became a certified food judge…

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Lion Fish Tacos in Corn Tortillas with Veggies Grown On Site at Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs, Fla.
Culinary Travel Featured Florida Fun

Where Are the Best Fish Tacos in Southwest Florida? 2017 Winner Announced!

Where are the best fish tacos in Southwest Florida? Friends know I am obsessed with fish tacos. When I heard Coastal Locals and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Southwest Florida Chapter were holding a competition to find the best fish tacos in the area, I volunteered my certified food judging skills to participate.

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Best Subscription Box for Those Who Love to Travel? Here are the Contents of the Explore Local Box Representing Portland, Ore.
Culinary Travel Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

Best Subscription Box for Those Who Love to Travel

A subscription box, by Wikipedia’s definition, “is a recurring delivery of niche products.” There’s a slew on the market and my first box was for Birchbox, where I received makeup and beauty samples. Over the years, I have tried some of the best subscription boxes, ranging from health and fitness to healthy eating to fly fishing  and now, I have tried one for those who love to travel.

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Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, Tenn.
Featured Nature Travel Solo Travel

Traveling Solo in Gatlinburg: Mountains to Moonshine

Forget about a Rocky Mountain high, how about a Smoky Mountains shine? Exploring and traveling on my own is my identity and my trip to Eastern Tennessee was no different. Traveling solo in Gatlinburg I inhaled the Smokies’ fresh mountain air, learned about some of the moonshine culture, explored caverns and almost got myself in trouble with the federal government!

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Celebrate Independence Day with Civility.
Featured Feel Good Friday Inspiration Politics

Independence Day 2017: I Challenge My Fellow U.S. Citizens

Dear Fellow Citizens of the United States of America: Today is Independence Day. America’s birthday. And I challenge you…

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