New York Travel Fest Day Two: I Want To Be Part Of It, New York New York…

Of course you could Uber from Brooklyn to NYU, but what would be the fun in that? Part of experiencing the NY city vibe is connecting with locals on the subway, and on this particular morning the locals were supercharged over the electrical outages impacting Manhattan’s rush hour traffic.  So off on the delayed C … More New York Travel Fest Day Two: I Want To Be Part Of It, New York New York…

Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth: You Can’t Bathe In It, But They’ll Let You Have A Sip!!!

  Did you know that the 20 cannons defending Saint Augustine’s early settlement back in 1565 were capable of firing 60 to 80 six pound cannon balls per minute?  Six pounds you say, that’s nothing! Well, think again.  Large enemy ships carrying cannons couldn’t come close to the Saint Augustine shoreline as the inlet was … More Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth: You Can’t Bathe In It, But They’ll Let You Have A Sip!!!

Anastasia Island Paradise: Florida’s Must See Beach For Wildlife Encounters

Early spring mornings are my favorite time to explore Florida’s picture perfect beaches. Temperatures are warming up, and while the majority of tourists are still asleep recovering from their previous night’s debauchery, it is the perfect time for a bike ride on Anastasia Island to go wildlife spotting! Located 5 miles south of historic Saint Augustine, Anastasia … More Anastasia Island Paradise: Florida’s Must See Beach For Wildlife Encounters

Ravine Gardens State Park: Not All Of Florida’s Hiking Trails Are Flat!

What makes Ravine Gardens State Park worth a visit you ask? Well for starters, the park has not one but two 120 feet deep ravines that were created by springs flowing into the Saint John’s River.   The ravine is active, constantly changing, and will kick a novice hiker’s ass due to the many elevation … More Ravine Gardens State Park: Not All Of Florida’s Hiking Trails Are Flat!

Invigorating Hike Along The Suwannee River Section Of The Florida Trail

We have all heard about the Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trails, but did you know that Florida has its very own 1,300 mile National Scenic Trail, one of only eleven congressionally designated NSTs in the United States, and the only NST where hikers can enjoy subtropical and temperate ecosystems year round?  Can you picture yourself … More Invigorating Hike Along The Suwannee River Section Of The Florida Trail

A Paleo Lover’s Dream: The Saint Augustine Seafood Festival

The three-day Saint Augustine Seafood Festival is an absolute feast for the senses!  Local, Florida chefs pull out all stops with colorful seafood displays that will put a twinkle in your eyes, indulge your taste buds, flare your nostrils, and delight your stomach! Do whatever it takes to come out hungry because you will want … More A Paleo Lover’s Dream: The Saint Augustine Seafood Festival

Backyard Music Festivals: The Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Music Festival

Deciding whether or not to make the two-hour drive to Cocoa Beach to indulge my senses in its Seafood and Music Fest, a great friend reminded me that this is the Seawalk Music Festival weekend in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Score!  Not only do I get to sleep in and enjoy lunch with the hubby, we … More Backyard Music Festivals: The Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Music Festival

Three Things I Learned At The Kingsley Plantation Heritage Celebration. You Won’t Believe Number One!

Did you know that urine used to be a key ingredient in the production of indigo dye?  You know, the indigo dye from which the colonial British army’s uniform derived its deep blue color?  Neither did I!  As a matter of fact, the British government heavily subsidized Florida grown indigo crops during its occupation of … More Three Things I Learned At The Kingsley Plantation Heritage Celebration. You Won’t Believe Number One!

Two Must See Beaches To Be Included In Your Florida Itinerary!

I love globing the world so much that I tend to forget that some of the most interesting beaches are right here in my own backyard.  So, I recently challenged myself to explore more of Florida’s beauty and in my quest to do so joined the friendly folks of the Sierra Club in their hike … More Two Must See Beaches To Be Included In Your Florida Itinerary!