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Happy Faces Following a Great Afternoon Fishing with Capt. Rachael Reynolds of R&R Charters, Daytona Beach, Fla., July 14, 2017.
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That Time I Took My Dog Fishing in Daytona Beach

Radcliff waddled along Adventure Yacht Harbor’s boat dock at and looked like a walking hotdog. Strapped around him was an oversized, bulky orange life jacket probably too big for him. In fairness, this is the first time I’ve found and purchased a life jacket for a dog. The hunter-orange nautical gear was snug yet provided him with mobility to walk and jump aboard Capt. Rachael Reynolds’ boat for a dog-friendly fishing trip in Daytona Beach. Well, specifically in Wilbur by the Sea but really is Port Orange.

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I Tasted the #ButterLove of Murder Point Oysters, Alabama, Nov. 2016.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Connie, One of Sugarlands Distilling's Guides, Holds a Jar of Moonshine in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Gatlinburg Attractions: Sipping Shine with Sugarlands Distilling Co.

A clue you’re in for a good time is when the guy pouring shots is named O’Damnit. Recently, I traveled to Eastern Tennessee to experience a popular Gatlinburg Attraction, Sugarlands Distilling Co. And, O’Damnit with Sugarlands was one of many who ensured I left with a better understanding and appreciation of moonshine.

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Seared Tuna Taco from the Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
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#FishTacoCompetition: Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach

Where can you find the best fish tacos in Southwest Florida? I’m one of the judges on the quest to find them and my first stop in the competition was at Nauti Parrot Dock Bar in Fort Myers Beach where I tried THREE of their tacos each with a different seafood protein.

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Where Are the Best Fish Tacos in Southwest Florida?
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Where Are the Best Fish Tacos in Southwest Florida?

I’m excited to be joining other judges in finding the best fish tacos in Southwest Florida. I am putting my certified food judging skills to work by participating in the First Annual Fish Taco Frenzy Competition and eating my way through Southwest Florida sampling this pescetarian fave. 

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with the Butler County Donut Trail in Ohio.
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Things to do in Ohio: Butler County Donut Trail

My foodie nose found a “magically delicious” trail and I’m adding it to my list of things to do in Ohio. It’s called the Butler County Donut Trail.

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A Cabana with a View at Perch 360 in Punta Gorda, Fla.
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Florida Travel: What to Do in Punta Gorda & Englewood Beach in 2017

Happy 2017! ‘Tis the time of year for my annual month-by-month listing of things you must try in the Punta Gorda & Englewood Beach, Florida area during the New Year. Of course, you can enjoy many of these activities throughout the year.

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