Philly of Bust

September 25, 2015

Philly of Bust Was a bust, thanks to The Pope.

There was an East Coast/New England trip scheduled for me without my input or knowledge. It was to be a whirlwind trip from DC, to Philly, to Cape Cod, then Boston and NY via plane,… more

Largest Skeleton Museum in the country

July 11, 2015

Largest Skeleton Museum in the country and it’s right here in Florida.

Back in January, I came across a news blip about a skeleton museum coming to Orlando. The news came as part of a promotion for a new Orlando tourist attraction of magnificent scale…The Eye.… more

Coral Castle

May 30, 2015

Coral Castle The place gets a little more weird when The Ghost Child appears.

Visiting old-time Florida attractions is one of my favorite activities. Coral Castle has all the trappings of a classic Florida tourist stop. It’s quirky, it has an interesting and mysterious back-story and it’s in… more

Backwoods BMX Adventure

May 25, 2015

Backwoods BMX Adventure A surefire way to get bruises in unexpected places.

My typical bike ride is a city ride, but I am always game for a woodland adventure. The last time I went “off-roading”, it was 90+ degrees, the trails were made of loose sand AND… more

Two years down

April 15, 2015

Two years down There is never anything typical in this union.

I’m not one for fancy dinners and wine, expensive gifts, obligatory flowers or cliche romantic gestures…or whatever nonsense it is that gets ladies all gushy these days. Luckily, Mr. Tony learned that quickly. Because… more

Tampa Water Bike Adventure

March 29, 2015

Tampa Water Bike Adventure One of the best views of the city.

Not too long ago, I noticed a Tampa Water Bike Co. had set up shop downtown. I like bikes, I enjoy water and I love Tampa, I couldn’t think of a drawback or reason… more

Strawberry Festival 2015

February 28, 2015

Strawberry Festival 2015 A lesson in determination and looking on the bright side.

What do you do when Florida gives you a ton of fresh strawberries and an equal amount of rain? You round up your closest crew of adventurers and put on your best shit kickers. Then… more

Hiking at Weeki Wachee Nature Preserve

February 15, 2015

Hiking at Weeki Wachee Nature Preserve A hero’s tale.

In the land of Florida, there is a village known as Weeki Wachee. This is an enchanted village, where waters run crystal clear and stay cool even when the air temperatures are ungodly high.… more

Old Florida Adventures

July 19, 2014

Old Florida Adventures Airboats, Alligators and Roadside Attractions

I pretty much try to live Florida like a tourist, otherwise I feel like I’d miss out on some pretty rad stuff. My favorite adventures are ones that include old-time attractions. Add in the great… more

If I had wings I would fly.

June 16, 2014

If I had wings I would fly. Let me contemplate, this snack on my plate. Well, my tray, but who’s counting?

Flying freaks me out. A very efficient way to travel, but super stressful for me. A tube full of people, coasting through the sky for hours, you’re stuck. There is no turning back option. Ugh,… more

Beehive Summit

June 15, 2014

Beehive Summit Doing it in reverse. I knew it didn’t seem right!

I have a fear of heights, fact. On a good day, I feel a little churning in my stomach when I look down from a high spot. On a bad day, my hands sweat like… more

Most spectacular sunrise.

June 15, 2014

Most spectacular sunrise. Not what you’d might expect.

Upon arriving to Maine, we headed to Acadia National Park to get a game plan for the remainder of our trip. While in the visitor’s center, one of the park rangers mentions that Cadillac Mountain… more

A giant dose of chill the hell out.

June 14, 2014

A giant dose of chill the hell out. Nature just jammed that horse pill down my throat.

People tell me I don’t know how to relax and I agree. It’s no secret and it’s not something I’m super happy about, but I try and that’s what counts. I was born stressed and… more

Monsters and Mystery.

June 13, 2014

Monsters and Mystery. Just a rainy Friday the 13th in Portland, ME.

Cryptids, I’ve been fascinated for years. Being from Florida, the Skunk Ape story was something I heard from a young age. Any time I was in the woods, I wondered if I would encounter one.… more

Getting witchy, maybe.

June 12, 2014

Getting witchy, maybe. Salem, not quite as spooky as I thought, but still rad.

I’ve wanted to visit Salem, Massachusetts for some time now. Probably ever since I was forced to read The Crucible in school. I was unable to make that trip the first time I visited the… more

Good coffee on vacation is hard to come by.

June 11, 2014

Good coffee on vacation is hard to come by. Then sometimes, you luck out.

When I go on a trip, one of the first things I think about is coffee. If there is stovetop access, I load my usual coffee making set-up in my luggage. If not, it’s like… more

Hooray for train weekend!

June 08, 2014

Hooray for train weekend! Finally, got to ride them mini trains in Florida.

Back in the summer of 2013, I had my first mini train experience during a trip to the Midwest. Summed up, mini trains are rad! How could they not be? They are mini and you… more

All aboard…

May 10, 2014

All aboard… for National Train Day 2014.

I like trains, they’re fun and they take me places…literally. It is such a nostalgic way to travel and there is something I just adore about the sound of a train clanking down the track.… more

LEGO, you have officially won my heart

April 25, 2014

LEGO, you have officially won my heart The highly anticipated trip to Legoland.

No secret that I love LEGOs. They are pretty much the greatest toy ever invented. When I first heard that Legoland was coming to Florida, I was a little bummed that Cypress Gardens would not… more

Skulls galore

March 13, 2014

Skulls galore So many skulls under one roof.

I had been to Ripley’s Believe it or Not years ago. Maybe my fascination with skulls hadn’t been cultivated at that point or the museum changed a lot since then, but they had a good… more

A bit of history and glass bottom boats

March 11, 2014

A bit of history and glass bottom boats First time at Silver Springs.

Another iconic Florida attraction that I was finally able to visit. I may have missed the park’s heyday, but the infamous glass bottom boat rides were still available. The springs were amazing, the history was… more

First time at the Strawberry Festival

March 01, 2014

First time at the Strawberry Festival Endless color inspiration and some tasty treats to boot.

I’ve lived in Tampa all of my life and have never made it to the annual Strawberry Festival. I always figured it was a smaller version of the fair, which I’ve always liked, but wouldn’t… more

Inspiration for miles

January 26, 2014

Inspiration for miles My first trip to Bok Tower.

Another one of those Florida attractions I had always wanted to go to, but never had. Bok Tower Gardens was gorgeous. It may have been a wet, dreary day, but there was an endless… more

Inspired by the circus

December 29, 2013

Inspired by the circus Good stuff at the circus museum.

I have mixed feelings about the circus. I’m not too fond of the animal part, but there is something about vintage circus paraphernalia that makes me feel a bit nostalgic. I’m talking early circus, before… more

A dream come true

December 20, 2013

A dream come true I became a mermaid, sort of.

I love magic and fantasy. Things like unicorns, elves and mermaids make me happy. Most adults will just say none of those things exist. I think that’s why most adults are miserable, because they’ve… more