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Get a Grip on Gators During the Hatching Festival at Gatorama Alligator Farm & Crocodile Adventures!
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Press Release: Gatorama’s Alligator Hatching Festival is Scheduled for Aug. 21 – 29, 2021

Baby alligators are chirping, grunting, and snapping out of their shells this time of year and Gatorama’s 18th Annual Alligator Hatching Festival is Aug. 21 – 29. Attendees can hold and hatch alligator eggs in their hands at 10665 U.S. Highway 27 in Palmdale, Fla.

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Rocking Out During KISS at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Fla., July 23, 2014
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Did I Score Big on Concert Tickets From

Did I score big on concert tickets from Summertime means outdoor concerts and earlier this month, for one night I felt like a giddy teenager again (except for the beer in my hand). On a steamy Florida night I was dancing like a fool and singing at the top of my lungs as Def Leppard and KISS rocked the stage of the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, thanks to

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Find One-of-a-Kind Treasures at Black Dog Salvage, as Seen on the Reality TV Show "Salvage Dawgs" in Roanoke, Va.
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Finding Old School Treasures and Pop Culture at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Given the choice of thrifting at a flea market or visiting a shopping mall, I’ll always choose the former. I was in my element browsing the aisles and piles of Black Dog Salvage during my spring visit to Roanoke, Va., seeking a treasure with personality to add to my home.

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Hotel Carpeting Doesn't Make a Swell Ironing Board
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What Have You Damaged in a Hotel Room?

What have you damaged in a hotel room?? If it hasn’t happened to you already, someday it will. Oh, trust me.

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Glassblower Seth Hendrick with Sunspots Studios Helped Me Create a Beautiful Glass Ornament, Staunton, Va.
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Putting My Hot Air to Work With Glassblowing in Staunton, Va.

I huffed and puffed yet didn’t inhale while putting my hot air to work during a glassblowing session at Sunspots Studios in Staunton, Va. Receiving a consultation with a glassblower was like having a consultation with my hairstylist.

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Recycled Used Hotel Soap Being Distributed to School Kids in Guatemala with Clean the World and Children International, May 2014
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VIDEO: Sweet Reaction From Kids in Guatemala When They See Their Photos

There’s nothing more precious than a kid’s genuine smile. I met amazing people during last month’s trip to Guatemala with Clean the World to distribute recycled used hotel soap and educate people about the importance of hygiene. Although I (still) don’t speak Spanish, I was reminded of the power of a smile in communicating.

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Memorial Day 2014 at the Sarasota National Cemetery

As I drove to Orlando, I thought it was appropriate to mark Memorial Day with a stop at the Sarasota National Cemetery.

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Tulips in Bloom at the Boston Public Garden, May 2014
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May 2014: An Overdue Update to the Escapades of Solo Travel Girl

I’m not quite sure if I’ve ever written a post updating you on what’s been happening in my life but I feel to do so. Since the beginning of the year, it’s been a wild and wooly ride but with June in sight, I’m beginning to breathe.

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Kickin' Back with the Lightweight and Comfortable Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Shoes
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Travel Gear Review: Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Shoes Are Pillows for My Feet

My feet never knew life could be so good until I slipped on a pair of Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk shoes, the perfect travel shoe for my adventures.

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My Grandpa B. Served in WWII with the Coast Guard
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Research Family Heritage on then Plan Your Vacation

I recently read an article about what’s on people’s travel bucket list and “researching family heritage” was one of the top activities. Rather than visiting a travel planning site during your first step in planning a family heritage trip, give a try. You may be surprised by what you find.

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