Visit Old Florida at the Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island

When I first moved to Florida two years ago, I was amazed at the peace and quiet in the part of the state I lived in.  But nothing I've experienced to date can compare with the peace and serenity I experienced during my stay at the Tarpon Lodge on beautiful Pine Island. I visited Tarpon Lodge as part of The Blogger Road Trip for Superior … [Read more...]

Casa Grandview an Oasis in West Palm Beach

This is a sponsored post for Superior Small Lodging and Casa Grandview, but all opinions are 100% mine. I love Florida......sigh,  I just can't say it enough!  There are so many beautiful and diverse areas in this great state that I think I could explore Florida everyday for the rest of my life and never see it all.  Recently thanks to the … [Read more...]

Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar- The Real Deal for Cuban Cuisine

I can't believe after all the years I spent in the Philadelphia Region, I never made it to the original Cuba Libre on 2nd. street in downtown Philly.  A lot of that had to do with my work schedule, but I'm still kicking myself for having waited so long to enjoy their amazing cuisine!  The good news is we have our very own Cuba Libre on I-Drive in … [Read more...]

Boggy Creek Airboat Ride – Experience Florida’s Natural Beauty

It's been two years since we moved to Florida and it was kind of amazing that we hadn't taken an Airboat ride, especially since there are so many options available in our area. Of course we turned to Google to help us decide on the closest Airboat Ride in our area.   Boggy Creek Airboat Rides in Kissimmee came up as the best choice for us, … [Read more...]

Charleston, South Carolina – On the Road With Chef Dennis

One of the great things about being retired is having the time to travel.  But when you stop and think about that, it's really pretty sad.  There are so many wonderful places in this beautiful country of ours, many within driving distance.  And yet we just can't seem to find the time (or the money) to travel when we're younger.    Some people get … [Read more...]

Monticello and Charlottesville – On the Road Again

It was a crazy fun summer full of day trips and beach days and like all good things it had to come to an end.   But instead of driving straight home (to a still rain filled monsoon season) we took our time making stops at my brother's home in Lexington, Virginia and enjoyed a few day trips in his neck of the woods visiting Monticello and … [Read more...]

Travel America and See All This Big Country Has to Offer #USCCBigCountry

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of U.S. Cellular. The opinions and text are all mine. Over the last few months I've had a lot of fun traveling around this big beautiful country!  While I've only begun to scratch the surface of our Big Country, I'm constantly amazed by the beauty and diversity of this great nation.  Do … [Read more...]

Brigantine Island and My Only Reason to Visit Atlantic City

We're almost at the end of our five week road trip to the Jersey Shore and that means one last mini road trip heading north of Ocean City to Brigantine Island and Atlantic City. I'm not a gambler, and I also remember how Atlantic City use to be when I grew up in the area.   That being said I'm not too fond of what it's become, so I limited my … [Read more...]

Ventnor, Margate and Longport – The Other Beach Towns

Nestled between Atlantic City and Ocean City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport are the other beach towns.   Each with their own personalities and miles of beautiful uncrowded beaches.  These towns have always been populated with year round residents making them more of communities with beaches rather than just vacation destinations with beaches.   … [Read more...]

Follow the Gull on Ocean Drive to Stone Harbor, New Jersey

One of my fondest memories of the Jersey Shore was driving along the coastal highway known as Ocean Drive.  I would Follow the Gull and take Scenic Route from Cape May to Ocean City taking in the sights and sounds of each town along the way.  Of course it can get a little hectic in the summertime when traffic makes the journey a little slower, but … [Read more...]