Apr 2 2014

Camping at Juniper Springs in Ocala National Forest, Florida

Juniper Springs Cedar Hammock SpringDespite being known for it’s beaches, theme parks, and retirement communities, Florida has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. Inland you will find an intricate ecosystem of freshwater springs, 21 of which are located in Florida State Parks. Their clear, turquoise water and constant refreshing temperature of  around 70 degrees make a perfect place to escape Florida’s oppressing summertime heat. Juniper Springs in the Ocala National Forest is a gorgeous place to spend a weekend and enjoy some authentic Florida nature!

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Jan 9 2014

Eat Local with Farm to Table Dinners in Bradenton, Florida

Farm to Table Dinner Bradenton

If you are in Florida and looking for a unique and special dining experience, you should definitely do dinner on the farm. In Bradenton, Florida, King Family Farms has joined up with The Loft 5 to offer Farm to Table dinners and let you have a dining experience unlike any other…

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Dec 17 2013

European Travel Tips- Alajar in Andalucia, Spain

Alajar from above

Perhaps you have never heard of Alajar. I know I hadn’t until very good friends of mine decided this would be their wedding destination this past year. So off I went for 8 days to a place I knew virtually nothing about and fell in love with everything about Andalusia.

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Oct 14 2013

Guest Post: Decreasing My Family’s Footprint

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I recently received an email from Cliff over at Peace, Love, and Travel about writing a piece on my blog about tips on traveling green. I love the idea of learning to take steps to help this amazing place we call home. So here are a few “travel green” tips from Cliff an his family!

As much fun as we may have on vacation, I am always concerned about the mark my family is leaving on the environment. We try to travel with a light footprint, planning our steps for before, during and after the trip to become as environmentally friendly as possible. By paying attention to the permanent mark we leave on the environment, we are taking a stand for the earth. Here are a few ways you can travel in style while keeping the environment’s health in mind:

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Aug 20 2013

European must see…Dolomites in the Val Di Funes, South Tyrol

Dolomites in Italy

The Dolomites are a mountain range located where Italy and Austria collide, in South Tyrol. Through much persistence on my part, I convinced the husband last year on a way to an event that we should go here on our way home. Needless to say when he saw the views laid out before us, he knew why I had been so relentless in my insisting we visit…this is one of the most beautiful places I had ever been.

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