Heading to Florida’s Space Coast for the #TuckawayShores Bloggers Retreat

Atlantic Ocean as Seen on Florida's Space Coast

Atlantic Ocean as Seen on Florida’s Space Coast

I’m heading off to what seems to be my second Florida home, the Space Coast, for a bloggers retreat and educational trip this weekend. I’m SO excited to be experiencing some attractions I haven’t seen before and revisit ones I feel I have an almost-intimate relationship with. What’s even better is I’ll be staying at this cute, beachside resort called opens in a new windowTuckaway Shores , the primary host of the weekend.

I haven’t mentioned this publicly yet – consider yourself one of the first to know – but I’m working on a type of Florida guide and Tuckaway Shores will fit in nicely! (Sidebar: my now not-so-secret project will be self-published.)


What’s on tap for the weekend?

opens in a new windowKennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

  • Visit the mighty space shuttle “Atlantis”, permanently retired at KSC.
  • Ride the shuttle! Kind of. The group will liftoff with the Shuttle Launch Experience. (Oh boy. Hope I don’t get motion sickness!)
  • Enjoy lunch with an astronaut, Tang and all!
  • Wander through my favorite part of KSC, the Rocket Garden.

opens in a new windowBrevard Zoo

opens in a new windowExploration Tower at Port Canaveral

  • I’m told this is more than an attraction but an experience. I’ll learn why…
  • Port Canaveral is the second busiest port in the world.
  • The Space Coast produces some of the world’s top surfing competitors.

opens in a new windowWorld’s Largest and Most Famous Original Ron Jon Surf Shop

  • Hang ten, dude!

A saunter through the opens in a new windowHistoric Melbourne Fall Festival. I do love a good festival!

Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.

Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.

I’ll also be learning from pros on how to improve my blogging:

And, I hear from the opens in a new windowSea Turtle Preservation Society to learn why Florida’s Space Coast has more nesting sea turtles than anywhere in the Western Hemisphere.

Of course, beach time is built into the itinerary and I’m really looking forward to watching the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean!

I’m sure I won’t go hungry during the trip. Dining includes a home-cooked meal out of a opens in a new windowBig Green Egg grill prepared by authentic Eggheads. (I’m told the Big Green Egg is a borderline cult thing.) Breakfast at opens in a new windowSands on the Beach  is also on the agenda.

Should be a beach-tastic weekend!

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In addition to Tuckaway Shores, this weekend is hosted by the above-mentioned entities, opens in a new windowFlorida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism  and opens in a new windowVISIT FLORIDA. As a point of disclosure, I’m a former VF employee and currently serve on one of their committees, which had no impact in my participating in this trip. Opinions are my own and this post has not been reviewed by the hosts.


Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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  1. Sounds like a great time! We had such a nice visit to the Kennedy Space Center last year. I’m sure we’ll be going back so I’ll need your guide because we had trouble finding a good place for dinner after our visit.

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