Living in Florida means living in the world’s top tourism destination and traveling to Orlando is a breeze. Oftentimes I need to remind myself how fortunate I am living so close to attractions others take years of planning before visiting. I’m always reminded how lucky I am when friends visit.Read More
You’ve probably figured out by now I have a slight space exploration addiction. I was there for the final space shuttle Atlantis launch last July and thanks to Eileen Ludwig of Freelance Tourist, I saw Atlantis make its final landing. Friday, Nov. 2, space shuttle Atlantis made one last journey to its final home at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and I was there to wish her well.Read More
Korean BBQ. Roasted avocado stuffed with crab. Lobster rolls. Gourmet cheesecake cupcakes. Yum-ola! The Food Truck Bazaar with clever culinary creations rolled into Mount Dora, Florida, during my August visit. This was the second time the feast on wheels appeared in this adorable Florida town and won’t be the last.Read More
Rejuvenate and connect with your inner tree-hugger on New Year’s Day by participating in a First Day Hike in a state park near you. Here in the Sunshine State, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Park Service is sponsoring free, guided hikes in nine state parks on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. Don’t worry if you won’t be in Florida on New Year’s Day because hikes and walks are being offered in all 50 states.Read More
In honor of the movie Dolphin Tale making a huge splash on the big screen, I’m re-sharing a link to an article I wrote several years ago but is still relevant, “Where to Swim with Dolphins in Florida.” I’m guessing folks who see the movie will want to swim with a dolphin during their Florida vacation. Heck, I live here and I can’t wait to do it again!
When my sister visited three years ago, I took her to the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key (Florida Keys) for the opportunity. She loved it! Below is the video we recorded about the experience. I’ve had the good fortune of swimming with a dolphin at Discovery Cove and it’s something everyone needs to do.
I know I owe my other sister a swim with the dolphins experience, she just needs to get herself down to the Sunshine State.Read More