The Beach

Journey to the end of the Road: Our Drive from Orlando to Key West

We wavered back and forth. Do we make the drive or should we just hop a flight? A 7 to 8 hour drive from Orlando to Key West seemed a little daunting, but also like a golden opportunity. We decided to go for it. Though we had been to Key West before, it was only by way… Continue reading Journey to the end of the Road: Our Drive from Orlando to Key West

The Beach

A Very Necessary Vero Beach Trip

When our wedding anniversary rolls around every January we are often challenged with finding a destination that will be enjoyable despite the Winter weather. We took a risk and rolled the dice by choosing Vero Beach, FL. The weather could go either way, in the end, it did not go well. I have waited months… Continue reading A Very Necessary Vero Beach Trip

Florida Life

Just DO it: how to Do florida

As ThisFloridaLife first came to life, I began to hunt for all things Florida.  One of my most treasured finds is the TV series "how to Do florida". I kick myself for not having found it sooner. I have been watching "how to Do florida" for 6 months now and it is high time that… Continue reading Just DO it: how to Do florida

The Beach

Jet Away to Jetty Park

Today I am daydreaming. I want to go to the beach.  But alas, household chores beckon.  However, just because I cannot make it to the beach this weekend does not mean I can't share one of my favorite Florida beaches with all you Florida Lifers out there. Jetty Park is located in Port Canaveral, Florida… Continue reading Jet Away to Jetty Park

The Beach

Half & Half: Hollywood, Florida (Part Two)

The morning was delightful, filled with the  type of activities we had hoped for when planning this trip to Hollywood, Florida.  Breakfast with a breathtaking view of the ocean, quiet time while reading a Jimmy Buffett novel along the water, finding a great spot on the beach and spending a few hours nestled in the… Continue reading Half & Half: Hollywood, Florida (Part Two)

The Beach

Half & Half: Hollywood, Florida (Part One)

The moment we realized we had the entire Labor Day Weekend off together we knew we had to do something special.  Even though I am a Florida Native, there is a side of my homestate that I have never really seen: South Florida.  So we booked our room and planned our two night trip to… Continue reading Half & Half: Hollywood, Florida (Part One)

Florida Life

Another Summer, Another Hurricane

  Hurricanes and tropical storms are an annual occurrence. As a Native Central Floridian, I was raised to pay attention to them, take them seriously, and be prepared. So far this season has been fairly quiet. But as any Floridian knows, the worst is yet to come. My second favorite time of year is approaching,… Continue reading Another Summer, Another Hurricane

Small towns in Florida, The Beach

This is a great video about Cedar Key. In fact, someone very special to me is in it. If you know who it is please do not disclose or comment about who it is. Cedar Key really is a great, relaxed placed to visit. Related articles A Salty Saturday at Cedar Key (thisfloridalife.com) A Salty… Continue reading

Small towns in Florida, The Beach

A Salty Saturday at Cedar Key

There are rare weekends in which my husband and I are off work at the same time.  During these occasions we strive to take full advantage.   We also take advantage of living in Florida and having family in Cedar Key, Florida.  If you are a beach lover and adore exploring the sunshine state then you must… Continue reading A Salty Saturday at Cedar Key

The Beach

Clearwater de Mayo

One of the sources of inspiration to create thisfloridalife was a quick trip to Clearwater Beach, Florida.    Cinco de Mayo is always a cause for celebration for my husband and I.   So when we realized that we would have the weekend of Cinco de Mayo off together it became our mission to get some… Continue reading Clearwater de Mayo