Sarasota – 5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss

Sarasota – 5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss

I was recently selected to receive tickets to have two items appraised on Antiques Roadshow. The show was filming in Sarasota at the Ringling Museum. This was a perfect excuse for an overnight trip – I had never been to Sarasota so I decided to explore the area and make it an overnight trip. I was excited to see what the city had to offer! Located on the west coast of Florida, Sarasota is easily accessible by car or plane….

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Blue Spring State Park

Blue Spring State Park

Blue Spring State Park is a great place to see manatees in the wild. And if you happen to miss the manatees like we did, there’s plenty more wildlife for you to enjoy! 

Visiting The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee

Visiting The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee

I’ve always loved mermaids. And manatees. Did you know that originally sailors thought that manatees were mermaids? Kind of amusing since manatees weight about 650 lbs : )  I’m not sure why I have a love for both. It could be because I’m a Pisces who loves being near the water. I’m lucky enough to live near a place where I can see mermaids AND manatees – what better place to see my water mates together than at Weeki Wachee Springs…

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5 Things Not To Do On Amtrak

5 Things Not To Do On Amtrak

Riding Amtrak can be a lot of fun, as long as you follow some basic rules that will help everyone have a great trip. 

The Empowerment of Girl Scouts

The Empowerment of Girl Scouts

  It was recently announced that the Boy Scouts will begin accepting girls into their ranks. As soon as it was announced on social media and in the news, the arguments for and against began. Many parents said their daughters were excited because, they claimed, the Girl Scouts were behind the times and didn’t do extensive hiking trips or use power tools. The national Girl Scout association made their voice known that they were the premier group to empower little…

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Songs I Can Sing To

Songs I Can Sing To

Anyone who knows me well knows that I LOVE music. Insanely love music. My mom says that when I was a baby she’d come into my room and I’d be standing in the crib singing. That’s not to say I’m a good singer, because I’m really not. But I could care less (even though I dream of being a backup singer like one of the singers featured in 20 Feet from Stardom) – music makes me happy and that’s all…

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Lessons After The Storm

Lessons After The Storm

Florida was hit hard by Hurricane Irma. While we were extremely lucky (some islands in the Caribbean were hit with a category 5 storm while, by the time it hit where I live in central Florida it had diminished to a category 2 storm), there were still wide spread power outages, destroyed billboards and sadly some deaths.  I was out of power for 3 days while I know some people who lived in the Orlando area were without power for…

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Escape to St. Petersburg

Escape to St. Petersburg

I needed a break. With work, family, some health issues and life in general working my nerves I decided a one day staycation was due. I decided to escape to St. Petersburg. Once a sleepy town, St. Pete (as it’s known) has in the past 10 years grown in entertainment, culture and food & drink, especially in the downtown area. With a population of almost 260,000 St. Petersburg is a great place to find plenty to do without it being…

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So You Want To Work With a Brand

So You Want To Work With a Brand

I’ve met a lot of people who have sites and/or blogs who’ve wanted to work or partner with a brand and I have been fortunate to work for some large brands which means a lot of requests. To help me weed through all the requests, I’ve had to come up with some parameters to help me out. After attending a blogging conference this year I’ve learned a lot of bloggers aren’t sure what companies are looking for. There are lots…

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5 Reasons I Love Traveling To Havana

5 Reasons I Love Traveling To Havana

Having just returned from a second trip to Havana within the past 4 months, people ask me why. There are a lot of reasons I went back so quickly, but here are the top 5 reasons why I love Havana: It’s Easy To Get To Southwest flight from Havana over Ft. Lauderdale My flight takes the same amount of time it takes me to commute to work every day. Yes, you read that correctly – the time it takes me…

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