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

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Loews Don CeSar Resort: Life through pink colored glasses

Every once in a while, a dream comes true. This past weekend one of mine did just that. As a Florida girl there's nothing I love more than spending time on the coast. Throw in a stay at one of the most historic hotels in the nation, a place that is legendary in Florida, and… Continue reading Loews Don CeSar Resort: Life through pink colored glasses

Florida Life, The Beach

Enjoying Amelia Island time 

The first month of 2016 has already come to a close and February is under way, can you believe it? I am happy to report that I’ve already checked out one of the destinations on my 2016 Florida Travel list. This weekend my family whisked me away to Amelia Island for an early birthday celebration.… Continue reading Enjoying Amelia Island time 

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A day trip to New Smyrna Beach – beach therapy and dog-friendly dining

At some point we enter a phase in our life that pushes us to the brink; I have entered that phase in my life. When the realization of this hit me I decided to treat myself to a day trip to New Smyrna Beach. After all, NSB is branded as being "the beach where Floridians go"… Continue reading A day trip to New Smyrna Beach – beach therapy and dog-friendly dining

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The Must-Do Weekend if you live in a Florida City

Being in the Orlando area is exciting. There is always something to do. Life in the city, be it Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale or any other metropolitan area can be exhausting. With so many beautiful beaches, small towns, and relaxing rural areas throughout Florida, there's a must-do weekend you've got to do if… Continue reading The Must-Do Weekend if you live in a Florida City

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Top Tips for Combining a Cruise with Your Orlando Vacation

An Orlando vacation is pretty incredible in itself, but there’s a way to take it to uncharted territory. With Orlando’s ideal location in the middle of Florida (we don’t call it Central Florida for nothing!), it is easy to get to one of the nearby cruise ports and head out to the high seas for… Continue reading Top Tips for Combining a Cruise with Your Orlando Vacation

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Getting Psyched about Bikes: Would you bike from one side of the state to the other?

Many Floridians are getting psyched about bikes, specifically a potential cross-state biking trail stretching from coast to coast. Florida is magnificent in that you can very easily watch the sunrise on the East Coast and make it on over to the West Coast for the sunset in a matter of a few, very short hours.… Continue reading Getting Psyched about Bikes: Would you bike from one side of the state to the other?

Florida Life, The Beach

ThisFloridaLife Top 3 of 2013: The Beach

That time of year has come, the end of the year in fact. 2013 was quite a year here at ThisFloridaLife. In case you missed any of the greatest moments I am counting down my Top 3 Posts over the next three days. Since much of the country is in the throws of Winter, let's… Continue reading ThisFloridaLife Top 3 of 2013: The Beach

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Florida Must Do’s Before Summer Ends

It's coming to an end. One month of Summer left. It comes quick doesn't it? As I spend Saturday morning cleaning house and doing laundry, I frequently glance outside, peering through the windows, a look of longing in my eyes. And it hits me, there's a few things I've just got to do before Summer… Continue reading Florida Must Do’s Before Summer Ends

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A New Chapter in ThisFloridaLife Begins

Hello faithful Florida Lifers! As I have written on many occasions, I work in the hospitality industry. Like many industries, things change rapidly. Thus, I recently experienced an unexpected shift in my career. I first learned about this change during the weekend of my first ever stand up paddleboarding experience. After an amazing morning being… Continue reading A New Chapter in ThisFloridaLife Begins