My Second Homes

Two new places you must visit in Cedar Key

Cedar Key is Florida's "first key", and if you're thinking way down South you're heading in the wrong direction. Nestled in the Gulf of Mexico, in North Florida, Cedar Key transports visitors to Old Florida. Now there are two businesses breathing new life into their charming island. These new establishments make their home in two… Continue reading Two new places you must visit in Cedar Key

My Second Homes, The Beach

The free activity you must do in Cedar Key

Towards the Nothern region of Florida sits Cedar Key. Commonly referred to as "Florida's First Key" it is an island unlike the tropical scenes that are often home to cabana boys and drinks served in coconuts. Instead it is an island of old Florida. I've written about Cedar Key a few times because my parents… Continue reading The free activity you must do in Cedar Key

Florida Life, Small towns in Florida

Take a trip along Florida backroads to celebrate Spring

Living in the Orlando metro area makes me appreciate time away amid the real Florida. After being stuck in commuting heck, there is something decompressing about taking a trip down a backroad. Spring comes into bloom, it is difficult to think of a more beautiful time to head to North Central Florida's backroads. As Spring arrives… Continue reading Take a trip along Florida backroads to celebrate Spring

Florida Life

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

The Beach

Journey to a Private Christmas Island

The cold, crisp air cut through us as we pulled out of the Cedar Key Marina and into open water. The shores of Cedar Key, FL slowly drifted away to our right side while the neighboring islands waited on the nearby horizon. There are few places where you can spend Thanksgiving weekend heading for your… Continue reading Journey to a Private Christmas Island

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 – part two (Suwannee River)

One of the many things I love about visiting Cedar Key, Florida is the opportunity to enjoy "mom and pop" restaurants.  This island rests in the Gulf of Mexico, however the waters that hug its shores are not the typical turquoise hue.  This is because the Suwannee River slivers through the South and finds its final destination… Continue reading A Salty Saturday at Cedar Key – part two (Suwannee River)

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