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

How to live This Florida Life

It's been five years... five whole years since I began ThisFloridaLife. Something meant as a fun hobby and a love song of sorts to my home state has became a way of life for me. But best of all it is a way for me to connect with thousands of amazing people. This year my… Continue reading How to live This Florida Life

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, 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

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