Florida Life

My biggest Florida pet peeve 

Happy Fall / Autumn everyone! Yes, here in Florida, we too can celebrate the Fall season. What? Don't laugh! We most certainly can. The transition from Summer to Fall marks the arrival of my biggest Florida pet peeve: people who say there's no such thing as Fall in Florida. Obviously, Fall in Florida is much… Continue reading My biggest Florida pet peeve 

Florida Life

What being a theme park fan teaches us about loss and grief

If you're a lifelong theme park fan, one whose favorite childhood or adolescent memories are full of good times in the theme parks, you will eventually face losses and changes in the places you hold dear. But fear not; this can be a good and healthy thing, if you go about it the right way.… Continue reading What being a theme park fan teaches us about loss and grief

Florida Life

The next chapter of ThisFloridaLife 

Nearly five years ago I started ThisFloridaLife. I simply wanted to share my love of Florida and use my blog as a vehicle for exploring my own beloved home state. It's been an incredible journey and it's about to get better. Over the years I've contributed to Orlando Informer and Touring Plans. Both websites are… Continue reading The next chapter of ThisFloridaLife 

Central Florida Suburbs, Florida Life

Wekiva Island Cabanas: The best way to celebrate a special occasion 

Wekiva Island is a paradise that evokes the true spirit of Florida. Natural, beautiful, a casual watering hole where sun and water worshippers congregate to celebrate the beauty of Florida. Ever since my first visit to "the island" years ago I've dreamed of renting a river cabana to spend an entire day enjoying Florida life.… Continue reading Wekiva Island Cabanas: The best way to celebrate a special occasion 

Central Florida Suburbs

Fearing the unknown: conquering fear and making a difference

Like to see people freak out and being scared? Read on... Fear is a funny thing. It can make us do some crazy stuff, but mostly it causes us to do nothing at all. Few things are scarier than cancer. And the more I learn about it, the scarier brain cancer becomes. The scarier thing… Continue reading Fearing the unknown: conquering fear and making a difference

Central Florida Suburbs, Florida Life

Have your best Wednesday ever at Wekiva Island

More and more we as a society are finding ways to enjoy ourselves during the week rather than waiting for the weekend to have our fun. Thursday is now Friday Junior, Little Friday, or Friday's Eve, so what does that mean for Wednesday? Allow me to introduce you to Wekiva Wednesdays at Wekiva Island. Wekiva… Continue reading Have your best Wednesday ever at Wekiva Island

Florida Life, Small towns in Florida

A Florida must-do: Manatees in Blue Spring and Downtown DeLand

Winter is here and in Florida the cold weather brings a few opportunities to enjoy the Sunshine State much differently than any other season.  The best way to enjoy Florida during Winter is to see manatees as they migrate to warmer waters near Central Florida. Blue Spring State Park is the undisputed champion of such… Continue reading A Florida must-do: Manatees in Blue Spring and Downtown DeLand

Florida Life, The Beach

My 2017 Florida Travel Resolution

Yes, it's true. I've fallen victim to the time honored tradition of setting a new year's resolution. But I'm only setting one, a fun one, and it's all about Florida travel in 2017. My Florida-born-and-raised heart is aglow just thinking about it. I resolve that once a month I will either visit a Florida beach… Continue reading My 2017 Florida Travel Resolution

Orlando

Main Event bowls us over at Pointe Orlando 

It's hard to believe that I have been visiting Pointe Orlando for about fifteen years now. This shopping and dining complex has evolved over the years and perhaps has some more changes to go through. However, the collection of restaurants is top notch and a great selection for its main clientelle: those that are in… Continue reading Main Event bowls us over at Pointe Orlando