Florida Life

What It Is Like On a Go-Kart Racetrack at Sea

It seems like a weird idea, racing go-karts on a racetrack at sea. When Norwegian Cruise Line first developed the concept it didn't appeal to me all that much. But, I was mistaken. View from the top most deck of Norwegian Encore at the Encore Speedway entrance Norwegian Encore My husband and I just got… Continue reading What It Is Like On a Go-Kart Racetrack at Sea

Central Florida Suburbs

Central Florida’s Best Kept Halloween Secret: Dining Edition

The best time of year has begun. October through December always feels like a whirlwind because there are so many fun things to do. Well, I'm adding one more thing to your Halloween to do list: get thee to Colorado Fondue Company in Casselberry! A little history on Colorado Fondue CompanyThis little gem of a… Continue reading Central Florida’s Best Kept Halloween Secret: Dining Edition

Florida Life

What we love about Norwegian Cruise Line

We're back from our four night cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Sun. We departed my home port of Port Canaveral and headed down to Key West and Cuba. It was our second time aboard Norwegian Cruise Line and we'd gladly book again once our budget and schedule allow. Here's a few quick reasons why we… Continue reading What we love about Norwegian Cruise Line

Florida Life

The top 6 posts from ThisFloridaLife

In two weeks we will celebrate six years since my very first post on ThisFloridaLife. On 7/7/2012 I hit 'publish' on my little blog. What started as a fun way to do something I love: write, has become a way for me to connect with others and share the joys of life, and specifically the… Continue reading The top 6 posts from ThisFloridaLife

Orlando

Why we chose Animal Kingdom as the first Disney theme park with our baby

The time has finally arrived. My little son is old enough to start venturing out with us for a few hours on weekends; we couldn't wait to take him to his first theme park. And while we have access to all four Walt Disney World theme parks, we knew his first one had to be… Continue reading Why we chose Animal Kingdom as the first Disney theme park with our baby

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 

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

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