Central Florida Suburbs

Walking the Walk – The Wekiva Trail

It started with a pool party we hosted last weekend. I wanted to get in better shape and reconnect with an old friend. This morning I took a step in the right direction to doing both. The Wekiva Trail in Seminole County, Florida is one of many "rails to trails" pathways that present a marvelous… Continue reading Walking the Walk – The Wekiva Trail

Central Florida Suburbs, Small towns in Florida

Extreme Fun with World Xtreme Wrestling

Last night I wanted to do something completely different, something out of my norm,... something "xtreme". Thus I journeyed to the hilly roads of Clermont / Minneola. The World Xtreme Wrestling group puts on monthly matches and draws quite a crowd. Wrestlers from all over the country with varied stories and backgrounds come together to… Continue reading Extreme Fun with World Xtreme Wrestling

Articles, Central Florida Suburbs

Enrich Your World at Winter Park Institute’s Fall Season

One of the crowning jewels of the Central Florida area is the city of Winter Park. Beautiful boutiques, unforgettable restaurants, and stunning homes fill Winter Park, FL to the brim. To top it all off, the gorgeous Rollins College campus serves not only as an impressive educational institution but also as a cultural arts beacon.… Continue reading Enrich Your World at Winter Park Institute’s Fall Season

Central Florida Suburbs, Florida Life

On the Road: Ocala Horse Farms

Soon I will be on the road to one of my favorite Florida destinations: Cedar Key. One of my favorite things about traveling to Cedar Key, FL is the drive to and from. There's a saying in Florida that in order  "to go South, you gotta go North." There's a pretty noticeable difference when traveling… Continue reading On the Road: Ocala Horse Farms

Central Florida Suburbs, Small towns in Florida

Seeing the Sights of Sanford Florida

The county seat of Seminole County is one of the most historical places within Central Florida. It is also one of the most storied. And lately it has been the scene of a full blown media circus; I'm sure there's no need for me to mention why. So when I found myself having to make… Continue reading Seeing the Sights of Sanford Florida

Central Florida Suburbs

Tips for attending Red Hot and Boom

It is a MAJOR Central Florida event and it all goes down on July 3rd. I received some info for persons in the media and  I definitely want to share those tips and info with you my Florida Lifers. Please share this with anyone you know that may be interested in going.      … Continue reading Tips for attending Red Hot and Boom

Central Florida Suburbs, The Beach

Exploring Florida’s Beachside Beauty with East Coast Paddle

I simply could not turn down the invitation to experience stand up paddleboarding for the first time. And it turns out, I could not have found a better host and instructor than East Coast Paddle. Besides the awesome opportunity to stand up paddleboard for the first time, this trip allowed me to revisit one of my favorite… Continue reading Exploring Florida’s Beachside Beauty with East Coast Paddle

Articles, Central Florida Suburbs

100 Things to love about my hometown of Seminole County

Home is where the heart is, and I heart my home. The whole reason I started ThisFloridaLife was to share my love of Florida and to fall in love with it even more by exploring my state. The county I have called home my entire life is celebrating its 100th anniversary. From the Orlando Sentinel,… Continue reading 100 Things to love about my hometown of Seminole County

Central Florida Suburbs

Treasures Waiting to be Found at Adjectives Antique Market

Orlando is home to many delightful antique shops. From the historic 1st Street in Downtown Sanford, FL to one of the best streets in all of Orlando: Orange Avenue, antique treasures are pretty easy to find. But, there's one place that brings in all together: Adjectives Market. In the Central Florida suburb of Altamonte Sprngs,… Continue reading Treasures Waiting to be Found at Adjectives Antique Market

Central Florida Suburbs, Small towns in Florida

Cupcake Delights: the Best Cupcakes in Central Florida

This weekend was wasted, spent bedridden and resting thanks to a terrible ear infection which still plagues me at the moment. I daydreamed of being out and about in the land I love; it's how I prefer to spend the weekend. One of the many destinations that called from afar, Cupcake Delights, is home to… Continue reading Cupcake Delights: the Best Cupcakes in Central Florida