Central Florida Suburbs

Just a few reasons why I love living in Seminole County

It's been a long, hard road, but alas I am back in my home. The heart longs for home when it's away. I am grateful to have been able to be taken in by family and friends, though nothing compares to home. Other than a few interruptions, I have always lived in Seminole County. Every… Continue reading Just a few reasons why I love living in Seminole County

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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 

Florida Life

An open letter to Jimmy Buffett (and my fellow ParrotHeads)

Sometimes a thought creeps into your cranium that you wish never made itself known. When I read that actor Alan Rickman died at age 69 it hit me. David Bowie was also 69 years of age when he passed a few days ago, and they say these things come in threes. So when I remembered… Continue reading An open letter to Jimmy Buffett (and my fellow ParrotHeads)

The Beach

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort Tips and Full Review (TouringPlans.com)

Before being known for theme parks and other attractions, Florida was a vacation destination for enjoying warm weather, sandy beaches, and other beautiful scenery. Although Walt Disney World is the undisputed champion of having changed Florida’s tourism scene forever, Disney is responsible for a resort that honors and celebrates Florida; the Florida before Disney. Whenever I visit… Continue reading Disney’s Vero Beach Resort Tips and Full Review (TouringPlans.com)

Florida Life

My Florida travel list for 2016

Our lives are ever changing, and I am going through the biggest change of my life. To help with this challenging time I made a list of Florida destinations and activities that I want to be sure to visit in 2016. I started ThisFloridaLife as a means for me to explore my homestate. We often… Continue reading My Florida travel list for 2016

The Beach

Experience fantastic riverside dining at Old Fish House

With a name like Old Fish House, you may not expect much. Or perhaps, you get the feeling that this is the salt water dive you've been craving. Located in Grant, FL (not too far from Vero Beach, FL nor Cocoa Beach, FL) this oceanside bar and grill offers elevated food in a casual atmosphere.

The Beach

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

Florida Life

The third anniversary of ThisFloridaLife

Little did I know three years ago on 7/7 that I'd be here. What started as a vehicle for me to explore my homestate and share what a good life ThisFloridaLife is, has become a part of me. Because of my writing I've met so many wonderful people, forging new partnerships and friendships. Many of… Continue reading The third anniversary of ThisFloridaLife