Historical Homes of Tarrytown

Historical Homes of Tarrytown

If you’re in the New York City area and love historical places, be sure to schedule time to visit Tarrytown, NY. A small village on Hudson River Tarrytown is located just north of Sleepy Hollow, home of the Headless Horseman. With a rich history it’s a great place to spend the day while touring the local historical homes.   Historical Homes With such a rich history, there are a variety of homes in Tarrytown that you can take a tour…

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Food, Drinks and History In Ybor City

Food, Drinks and History In Ybor City

Living in the Tampa Bay Area gives me the ability to visit a lot of places. One of my favorite places to take a staycation is Ybor City. Located just outside of downtown Tampa, Ybor City was founded in 1885 by cigar manufacturer  Vicente Martinez-Ybor and was the premier place for cigar making outside of Cuba in the early 20th century. Literally a city inside a city, you can easily see the sites of Ybor in one day if you…

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Blueberry U-Pic Florida Style

Blueberry U-Pic Florida Style

My friend Amber invited my daughter and I to go blueberry picking with her and her two boys this past weekend. I was a little surprised because we live in Florida and I didn’t know that we could pick blueberries here. The winter strawberry capitol is near us but blueberries? Who knew! Amber took us up to Starkey Blueberry Farm in Trinity which is only about 8 miles from where we live. The farm is located in an area that…

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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! 

Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs

Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs

I’ve always loved a mermaid. 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…

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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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