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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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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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Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food and Wine Festival

Florida Travel

Cheers to the weekend! If you are a foodie, the Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food and Wine Festival is a must! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for this beachside food extravaganza. And the views unmatched. Soft white sand and ocean views while sipping and savoring delicious delights from the area’s most notable restaurants and spirit vendors. Yes, please! Over the two-day event, chefs from area restaurants participate in cooking demonstrations, competitions, and interactive experiences. Be sure you add this event to…

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Georgia-Pacific Palatka Mill

Florida Life

This post is sponsored by Georgia-Pacific®; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. About a week ago I went on a whole new kind of Florida adventure. I took a tour of the Georgia-Pacific Palatka mill where bath tissue paper is made. Now, it might not sound like my typical adventure, but you know I’m always looking for something new in Florida. The mill is located in Palatka, Florida. A cute little town about an hour from St. Augustine. Located…

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Day Trip to St. Pete Florida

Florida Travel

What to do in St. Pete For me, the weekends are for getting away and experiencing something new. As you have probably guessed, I love a good Florida road trip. A recent trip landed me in St. Petersburg, Florida, a waterfront city full of history, colorful art, and an eclectic mix of food and drink. Here’s my one-day itinerary for taking on St. Pete.  Dali Museum The Dali is known as an Artist’s Museum because of its dedication to one…

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