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8 Simple Things Not To Do In Florida

8 Simple Things Not To Do In Florida

Florida is a very large state. From Pensacola Beach (in the upper left hand corner of the state) to Key West (the teeny tiny dot waaay at the bottom of the state) it would take about 12.5 hours to drive. To say that Florida isn’t monolithic is an understatement. In fact it’s so diverse in different areas, there aren’t many rules to how to visit the state. But there are some things that you don’t do when in Florida: Don’t…

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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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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. 

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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