A Little Nostalgia… A Portrait of Key West Culture, Then & Now

I spent a decade of summers in my childhood camping in the Florida Keys with my family; the Keys were a mere eight hour drive from our home and our nine days of vacation were gloriously free as my parents kitted and fitted us five kids with fishing poles and snorkeling gear and reveled in …

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A Little Reenacting… Huzzah! Time Travel to the Renaissance

Last fall I spent a day wandering the grounds of the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Festival outside of Orlando, Florida. I’m habitually traveling in the spring every year and miss the one in my hometown, but I chanced upon one outside of Orlando last fall and the lure was too much to resist; I …

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A Little Tourist… Home Through the Eyes of a Traveler

I didn’t know that the Hollywood Walk of Fame concept extended to Rock Walk of Fame at the Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard. Right there in front of the doors to the Guitar Center are the handprints of rock legends, icons of the music industry who left an imprint on the world with their music …

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A Little Review… Is Dinosaur World in Tampa, Florida Worth a Visit?

As a born and raised Floridian, I’ve visited a whole lot of theme parks in my day. The only one in the entire state that I hadn’t by the time I reached adulthood was surprisingly close to my hometown of Clearwater: Dinosaur World.  This theme park actually has a few locations across the south, and …

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