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Trying My Hand with an FBI Firearm, Fall 2019.
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My FBI Citizens Academy Experience

Ever wonder what it’s like to be in the Federal Bureau of Investigation? The FBI Citizens Academy offers a multi-week look at why and how the bureau functions.

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Participating in Beach Yoga on Englewood Beach at Least Once a Week is One of My 20 in 20 Goals.
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Solo Travel Girl’s 20 in 20 Goals

What are Solo Travel Girl’s 20 in 20 goals? Rather than resolutions for the New Year, I’m going with 20 goals in 2020 and they include things like catching a big fish, publishing a book, and taking a day trip on a Harley-Davidson.

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Ready to Fly? 5 Popular Florida Zipline Adventures

Looking for an adrenaline rush during your Florida vacation? Here are some popular Florida zipline adventures.

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End of the Line for Solo Travel Girl’s Adventures Near & Far Radio Show

All good things come to an end and after winning an Excellence in Craft Award for Radio/Podcast from the Florida Outdoor Writers Association last month, I’m pulling the plug on my weekly radio show on WKDW 97.5 FM. I know it’s difficult to say goodbye but don’t be sad, I have plans to launch a podcast, Solo Travel Girl’s Florida Adventures, very soon, so stay tuned!

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Flowers in Mexico, Nov. 2008
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With Jim Beam in Hand and a Tiara on My Head, Rest in Peace

“What’s it like LIVING in a national park?” is usually the second question people ask after asking, “What is your favorite national park?” when they learn I spent 10 years living and working in America’s crown jewels. “It’s like living with family,” is my response, because it is.

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My Dog Radcliff Chilling on Flagler Beach. #LoveRadcliff
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What I Learned from Adopting a Dog from the Pet Shelter

If you are considering making a commitment to welcoming a canine into your home, I’d like to share what I learned from adopting a dog from the pet shelter because I was under the impression adopting a dog from a pet shelter was less expensive than getting one from a dog breeder.

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Ornaments at a Christmas Market in Germany Make Excellent Holiday Gifts.
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The Worst Christmas Gift I Ever Received

Pivotal moments happen throughout our lives sending us down the path of our destiny. Little did I know how my fifth grade Christmas gift exchange and the worst Christmas gift I ever received would send me down the path of becoming the world’s greatest gift giver.

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The Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida in Punta Goda, Fla., was dedicated on Nov. 5, 2016.
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Coincidence or Something Bigger? Paying Respects at the Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida in Punta Gorda

I had a random encounter at the Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida in Punta Gorda that has me wondering whether it was coincidence or something bigger.

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And Yes, the Cranes Led Me to His Grave.
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I Followed the Cranes and This Happened

I’m sharing this experience because I think it was more than a coincidence and a message, or something, from the other side. Or maybe not. For the last few years on Memorial Day, I visit the Sarasota National Cemetery but first visit my grandfather’s grave in Sarasota to ensure he has an American flag. He served in the Coast Guard during WWII.

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