Crab Cake Benedict and Echo Oceanfront Restaurant : The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Welcome to my new favorite breakfast, Crab Cake Benedict.  Thanks to Chef de Cuisine at Echo Oceanfront Restaurant, James Flack for sharing his crab cake recipe so you can make this delicious dish at home! When I travel, it's almost as much about the food as the location.  And during a recent trip to St. Simons Island I was treated to one … [Read more...]

Fresh From Florida on the Menu at Charley’s Steak House Orlando

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh From Florida. All opinions are 100% mine. Living in the Orlando area definitely has its perks.   Sunshine, palm trees, blue skies and world class restaurants.  You know I had to mention food!  It's funny how our perspective on Florida changed after first moving to the Sunshine State and … [Read more...]

Life’s a Beach at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort – St Simons Island, Georgia

Some days it's good to be me, especially when Life's a Beach at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St Simons Island!   I have loved becoming a travel blogger and thanks to my new found passion I was asked to be part of a media group and review the King and Prince for my blog.  I told you, some days it was good to be me. When we … [Read more...]

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

When most people think of Florida they think of theme parks and beaches.  But sprinkled throughout the state are state and national parks and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is one of my favorites to visit! In 1963 when the government started doing space launches from Cape Canaveral they knew a buffer zone would be the best way … [Read more...]

Norman’s Restaurant – World Class Dining in Orlando

Norman's Restaurant at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Orlando is slowly taking the culinary world by storm.  One delicious bite at a time. Of course I'd heard of Norman Van Aken, but If you love food and haven't heard of the man, check your pulse.   He is legendary in the culinary world and his first restaurant in O-Town is proof of his skill … [Read more...]

Honeymoon Island is a Great Beach Getaway! #VisitFlorida

When the area was first settled, the pioneers called it Hog Island, probably not the best name for this white sand paradise.  But when a New York developer built 50 palm - thatched bungalows for honeymooners in 1939, it became Honeymoon Isle. A much better choice of names for this gorgeous little Island.  Today, visitors can drive across Dunedin … [Read more...]

The Boathouse at Disney Springs – Deliciousness on the Docks!

When I first heard about The Boathouse being opened at Disney Springs I knew it was going to be something special.  It was being designed by the creative genius of Steven Schussler (Rainforest Cafe and T-Rex ) and managed by the amazing culinary team at Gibson's in Chicago. Of course it didn't hurt that they managed to hire one of the … [Read more...]

Christner’s Prime Steak and Lobster – An Orlando Tradition

Growing up in the sixties and beginning my career in the restaurant industry I learned quickly what worked and what didn't.  Families that put their heart and soul into their restaurants were rewarded with loyal customers that became part of their extended family.   Customers became friends, and restaurateurs became a valuable and trusted part of … [Read more...]

My Fishing Trip (The Old Man and the Sea) #VisitCitrus

I have been called many things in my life but A Great Outdoorsman, was never a term any of my friends or family ever used to describe me.   I loved sports and I loved the outdoors but hunting, fishing or camping were never on my list of things to do.  I'd much rather spend my time in the lodge sipping cocktails with the ladies than guzzling brews … [Read more...]

Indian Rocks Beach Rocks at The Colonial Court Inn #LoveFL

Have you ever been to Indian Rocks Beach?   Have you ever heard of Indian Rocks Beach?  Those are two questions that you need to ask yourself if you like me, love the gulf coast of Florida. Nestled between Clearwater Beach and St.Pete's Beach is a lovely stretch of almost uninhabited beach called Indian Rocks Beach.   This year TripAdvisor … [Read more...]

Kennedy Space Center is out of this world! #VisitFlorida

One of the first trips we planned on taking upon moving to Florida was out to the cape to visit the Kennedy Space Center. Fast forward two years later and we finally made it happen and now we can't wait to visit the Kennedy Space Center again.  Let's just hope it doesn't take two more years. We got our tickets online to save some time but … [Read more...]

Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant – Away From it All #VisitFlorida

The first thing you need to know about Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant is that you need to take a boat to get to it and that's a good thing.  Once there you'll find one hundred acres of tropical vegetation surround the historic restaurant, inn and cottages of Cabbage Key making this destination a tropical paradise.  What you won't find are paved … [Read more...]

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