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Day Trip from Amsterdam

Europe Travel

After three days of exploring Amsterdam, we decided to rent a car and take a day trip to some nearby towns. It’s incredible how easy it is to get around by foot in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands by car. It’s a surprisingly small country. TIP: Just beware of driving in Amsterdam. I’d recommend finding a rental car business close to the highway, outside of the actual city, as maneuvering around all the bikes and through small alleyways can be quite…

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Flytographer: the Best Travel Souvenir

Europe Travel

Souvenirs are part of the travel experience, but how many of you get home and find yourselves throwing those souvenirs in a drawer only find them years later when trying to declutter and realize they no longer spark joy? Happens to me all too often, but now I’ve discovered the perfect travel souvenir: Flytographer. I was first introduced to Flytographer when I received a photo shoot as a wedding present. It made the perfect souvenir for our honeymoon in Paris. I…

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Fun at The Florida State Fair

Florida Travel

When you combine perfect weather, friends, entertainment and literally fried everything, how could you not have a good time? This was my experience at the Florida State Fair. Greeted by colorful attractions and the most amazing smells of sweet and salty, I knew it was going to be a memorable day. As a Florida State Fair newbie, here are some of my recommendations for getting the most out of your day at the fair. First of all, arrive early. I left…

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Oak Haven Farms U-Pick Strawberries

Florida Orlando Travel

This adventure was a little less strenuous than most of my weekend trips around Florida but no less fun. Oak Haven Farms provides a relaxing atmosphere and absolutely beautiful scenery. The perfect setting for strawberry picking.  It was my first time picking strawberries and such a great weekend activity close to Orlando. The farm was not overly crowded which is something I tend to worry about whenever we do something in or around the Central Florida area. It’s the Disney…

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Clear Bottom Kayaking with Florida Manatees

Florida State Parks Travel

It’s manatee season in Florida again. What does that mean exactly? Well, I’m glad you asked. When the temperatures drop, the river and ocean waters cool down causing manatees to seek the warmer waters of the Florida Springs. A few years ago, I went swimming with manatees in Crystal River. I would love to do it again someday, but this time I opted for the dryer adventure, at least it was supposed to be. Weekend Adventures We don’t tend to…

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Discovery Cove, a Day in Paradise

Florida Orlando Travel

Give the gift of paradise this holiday season with a trip to Discovery Cove. If someone were to blindfold you and drop you in the middle of Discovery Cove, you would never believe you were in the heart of Orlando, Florida. It’s a peaceful, lush, relaxing paradise and the only all-inclusive style resort in Orlando. Now is the perfect time to book. During the Blue Friday Sale, you can save over 40% on both the Dolphin Swim package and Day Resort…

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ICE!, I Triple Dog Dare You to Go

Florida Orlando Travel

Now, this is serious! It’s that time of year again, Christmas at Gaylord Palms is back and just as cool as ever!  Each year, artisans from Harbin, China hand-carve scenes from holiday classics out of two million pounds of ice for the main attraction ICE! at Gaylord Palms. This year’s featured classic is the hilarious family tale, ‘A Christmas Story.’ I’ll be honest; it’s been awhile since seeing ‘A Christmas Story,’ so I rewatched it this week and I’m so glad…

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Fenway Hotel: History Reborn

Florida Travel

A piece of history is reborn with the opening of the Fenway Hotel in Dunedin, Florida. After an extensive restoration project, this Jazz Age hotel is now welcoming guests once again. The Fenway Hotel originally opened its doors in 1927 and since then has gone through various changes. From the first radio station in Pinellas County to a members-only club to college and back to the hotel again; those are just some of the transitions this historic building has gone…

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