Every once in a while, a dream comes true. This past weekend one of mine did just that. As a Florida girl there's nothing I love more than spending time on the coast. Throw in a stay at one of the most historic hotels in the nation, a place that is legendary in Florida, and… Continue reading Loews Don CeSar Resort: Life through pink colored glasses
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
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)
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
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
Wekiva Island is renewed and better than ever
This beautiful retreat along the Wekiva River is the only oasis of its kind.
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
The Mai Kai: A must-visit tiki experience and Polynesian paradise
I felt pretty ashamed that as a Native Floridian I heard never heard of The Mai Kai until Twitter. All this time I’ve had an incredible Polynesian, tiki restaurant and bar just a few hours away. The Mai Kai made for the highlight of a weekend getaway, and I'm already dying to go back.
I love the Orlando Eye
My hometown has never looked better. Orlando is known as The City Beautiful and she sure holds true to that term of endearment when viewed from 400 feet in the air. The Orlando Eye is now open and it is the crowning jewel of the new I-Drive 360 complex.
Hotel fees and costs you need to budget for
Going on vacation is such a treat. It’s a fantastic privilege that can pay off in so many ways. But if you don’t factor in all the extra costs and budget appropriately your vacation can go from being refreshing and rejuvenating to frustrating and stressful. I’m a hotelier at heart and I am continually surprised,… Continue reading Hotel fees and costs you need to budget for