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Chicken Street Tacos at Cocina 214 Restaurant in Daytona Beach, March 2019
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**Closed** Cocina 214, One of the Best Restaurants in Daytona Beach, Fla.

A gorgeous beach view, delicious tacos, refreshing margaritas, and friendly staff make Cocina 214 one of the best restaurants in Daytona Beach.

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Four Can’t Miss Florida Festivals in April 2019

Florida is a haven for events and something is happening every weekend. You won’t want to miss these four must-attend Florida festivals in April. I’ve rounded up the best events representing the best in the Sunshine State this month. These events are the Sebring Soda Festival, Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival in Clearwater, and Cocoa Beach Uncorked.

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Pad Thai from the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Eat Like a Local on Bangkok Food Tours

My friend Pam is from Thailand and every month, she hosts a Thai food cooking lesson in her home. Her dishes keep my memories of the daily Bangkok food tours I took vivid. Pam has taught me to make yummy dishes such as chicken satay with peanut sauce and my favorite entrée, pad Thai.

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Do the Lucy During the Annual Henscratch Farms Grape Stomp in Lake Placid, Fla.
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Fabulous Florida Foodie Festivals

Caution. Reading this post may cause tummy rumblings and salivating because here are some fabulous annual Florida foodie festivals.

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Bags Are A Key Resource to Have While Canning in Buffalo and Anywhere.
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Canning. Buffalo-Style

The evening was about collecting aluminum cans and plastic and glass bottles with the goal of redeeming them for cash. New York is one of a handful of states that charges a deposit (a nickel) on most cans and bottles

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A Delicious Tropical Fruit Milkshake at Robert Is Here in Homestead, Fla.
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Meet the Florida Agritourism Association, ‘The Ultimate Field Trip’

Every ounce of me is meant to be a country gal. I can certainly hold my own in major cities as New York, London, Paris, and Bangkok, but even then, I’m seeking the most authentic, off-beat experiences. People who follow my adventures through Florida often ask, how do I find them? One source is the Florida Agritourism Association.

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The Butler County Donut Trail in Ohio.
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Ohio Travel: My Butler County Donut Trail Adventure

Yumola! I had the experience of traveling through Ohio and literally rolling through the Butler County Donut Trail. Founded in 2016, the Butler County Donut Trail is 80-miles with 12 participating donut shops serving up sweet deliciousness.

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Wild Buck Whiskey, Mermaid Rum, and Ryes and Shine Moonshine Distilled by NJoy Spirit's Distillery in Brooksville, Fla.
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Brooksville’s Distillery in the Wilds of Florida

I gasped as I watched Natalie Joy Goff of NJoy Spirit’s Distillery pour a small amount of Wild Buck Whiskey on the palm of her hand and with both hands, she rubbed it into her skin, almost as if she was trying to moisturize them with lotion. It wasn’t necessarily the act of her pouring it into her hands that shocked me, because it’s the first time I’ve seen someone do this, it’s because a bottle is $60 and in my world that’s a lot of money.

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Overlooking Dakin Dairy's Milking Operation, Myakka City, Fla.
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Florida Travel: A Mooo-velous Time at Dakin Dairy Farms

Where’s the best place to have a mooo-velous time in Florida? Dakin Dairy Farms in Myakka City! When a cup of creamy, chocolate milk spills, is it okay to cry? During a tour of Dakin Dairy Farms in Myakka City, it’s just what I wanted to do after knocking over my complimentary cup of chocolate milk while trying to snap the perfect photo for Instagram. Granted, it was about an ounce but it was mighty delicious.

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Scott Berden Leads a Tour of Sugar Sand Distillery in Lake Placid, Fla., July 2018.
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Florida Travel: Handcrafted Rum, Vodka, Moonshine and Whiskey at Sugar Sand Distillery in Lake Placid

The country’s only estate-grown sugar cane farm distillery is located in Lake Placid, Fla. During a lazy Saturday afternoon, I set my GPS toward the heart of the Sunshine State to taste handcrafted rum, vodka, moonshine and whiskey at Sugar Sand Distillery. And, the distillery is located less than 5 minutes from Henscratch Farms.

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