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Fall in the Dolomites, Val di Funes, Italy

Two years ago I made a brief visit to the Val Di Funes in South Tyrol, Italy and I swore I would return one day when I had more time to explore. So last fall, I finally did. I met up with a very good photographer friend for a short girls weekend tucked into the […]

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Sarasota Travel Tips: Big Top Brewing Company

While other parts of the country have enjoyed having microbreweries in their towns for decades, Florida (like we do here in the South) is a tad slower to catch on… but no more. There are craft beers to be enjoyed here in the Sunshine State and even more importantly in my new (old) home of […]

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Camping at Juniper Springs in Ocala National Forest, Florida

Despite 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 […]

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Eat Local with Farm to Table Dinners in Bradenton, Florida

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,┬áKing 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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European Travel Tips- Alajar in Andalucia, Spain

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. (Click on photos to enlarge)

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

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 […]

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Travel tips in Germany: Hiking through the Hoellentalklamm (Hell Valley Gorge)

I’ve done a few posts on here about the Partnachklamm, one of my favorite places to go hiking in Bavaria in both winter and summer. Recently, the husband and I decided to explore a different gorge in the same area called Hoellentalklamm (or Hell Valley Gorge if translated into English) and it did not disappoint!

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