Feeling Festive with my Dog at Gallagher’s Pumpkins and Christmas Trees in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Nov26

Feeling Festive with my Dog at Gallagher’s Pumpkins and Christmas Trees in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Christmas trees. Holiday photo opps. Dog-friendly. Oh, my! Gallagher’s Pumpkins and Christmas Trees in St. Petersburg, Fla., is a perfect place to grow the holiday spirit and it’s where I went on Thanksgiving.

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Things to do in DeLand: Sip and Stroll the Cool Craft Beverage Trail
Oct20

Things to do in DeLand: Sip and Stroll the Cool Craft Beverage Trail

Whoever said, “don’t drink your calories,” has yet to explore the Cool Craft Beverage Trail in West Volusia County, Fla. Birthed during the pandemic, and introduced to the world in November 2020, this is one of the newest things to do in DeLand. The trail features places and beverages that make this part of Florida special. Or, as the tourism offices states, it’s “Old Florida. New vibe.”

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Florida Travel: Historic Cortez Fishing Village is Rich in Maritime Culture
Oct01

Florida Travel: Historic Cortez Fishing Village is Rich in Maritime Culture

Cortez Village is one of Florida’s last commercial fishing communities. Spend the day and experience its rich maritime history.

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Catching Up with Renaissance Man Guy Harvey
Sep25

Catching Up with Renaissance Man Guy Harvey

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown provided opportunities of productivity. For some, it was seeing how many wine bottles they could empty. For others, it was converting their creativity into new opportunities. Renaissance man Dr. Guy Harvey chose the latter.

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Meet the Instagrammers Who Inspire Us to Visit Florida
Sep22

Meet the Instagrammers Who Inspire Us to Visit Florida

If an Instagram image has inspired you to visit Florida, meet some of the talented photographers and Instagrammers behind the photos.

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Visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial with My Dog
Sep05

Visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial with My Dog

Driving through Western Pennsylvania’s rolling farmland, I held back tears thinking of the afternoon’s destination, the Flight 93 National Memorial. Almost 20 years later, the thoughts of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, still trigger deep emotions.

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Travel to New York: Buffalo’s Beautiful Gardens
Sep01

Travel to New York: Buffalo’s Beautiful Gardens

Here’s another reason to travel to New York: Buffalo’s beautiful gardens. View them through America’s largest garden walk, u-pick farms, public art, and the botanical gardens.

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Things to do in Buffalo, New York: Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Preserve
Aug08

Things to do in Buffalo, New York: Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Preserve

Looking for unique things to do in Buffalo, New York? Go ahead and dig into Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Preserve!

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Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park: Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk
Jul15

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park: Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk

Reading inspires adventure. After reading “The Orchid Thief” by Susan Orlean earlier this year, visiting Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park became a priority. I finally stepped foot in Florida’s largest state park and soon realized, I’ll need to make a return visit or two.

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What’s New in Florida Travel for 2021: Adventure Trails
Jun29

What’s New in Florida Travel for 2021: Adventure Trails

As the coronavirus pandemic swept into the Sunshine State and country, you may have missed the announcement of some adventure trails launched in 2020 and 2021. Five destinations with trails are uniquely Florida. They all are fun to follow and offer a new way to discover a slice of Florida.

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My Excellent Adventure Finding Brood X Cicadas in North Georgia
Jun20

My Excellent Adventure Finding Brood X Cicadas in North Georgia

I set out Memorial Day Weekend on a road trip to find Brood X cicadas in North Georgia. Along the way, I visited friends and stayed in dog-friendly HipCamp sites.

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Earning My Floridian Cred by Canoeing the Peace River Hunting for Fossils
Jun06

Earning My Floridian Cred by Canoeing the Peace River Hunting for Fossils

Paddling the Peace River is something you must do to be considered a true Floridian. Even us Yankees who relocated to the Sunshine State can earn our Florida cred by paddling a portion (or all) 106 miles of the Peace from Polk County in Central Florida to Charlotte Harbor in Southwest Florida. Here’s a confession, up until March, I have never paddled the Peace River.

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This Sweet Florida Glamping Spot Has Donkeys!
May09

This Sweet Florida Glamping Spot Has Donkeys!

I love camping but I’m at the age where hotel camping is more my speed. Needing to reconnect with nature and center my soul, I used HipCamp to find a sweet Florida glamping spot near Jacksonville called the Good Karma HoneyBee Bnb.

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Tips for Planning a Shelling Vacation in Southwest Florida
Apr25

Tips for Planning a Shelling Vacation in Southwest Florida

Interested in planning a shelling vacation in Southwest Florida? Following is a response I provided a reader looking for advice on planning her shelling vacation.

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Where to Eat in Punta Gorda: Peace River Beer Company
Apr09

Where to Eat in Punta Gorda: Peace River Beer Company

Wondering where to eat in Punta Gorda, Florida? Give the Thai dishes at Peace River Beer Company a try!

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