How to Become a More Spontaneous Trip Planner

I am a planner. Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love the spontaneous moments of life! It’s just that the planning comes naturally. It’s instinctual. So, you better believe I plan for trips – especially those international ones! I go all travel agent and even put together a full itinerary by day. BUT, before you …

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 Adventuring with Tervis

Living just 30 minutes from the Tervis headquarters, I’m no stranger to the company’s iconic tumblers. I own several, and use them daily to stay hydrated – whether my giant 24 oz. or one of my water bottles. Clearly, I’m a fan. So, when I received an invite for an exclusive sneak peek at The …

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When I Just Don’t Feel Like Adventuring

Sometimes, I just don’t feel like adventuring. Whaaaaaaa??? Did I really just say that? Yeah. I really did. Sometimes… some days… I’d maybe rather take a nap or just veg out than go for a nature walk or catch a sunset at the beach. And, ya know, sometimes that’s okay. I’m all about listening to …

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Hurricane Irma Story: My First Hurricane Experience

Three years, seven months, and twenty-two days. That’s how long I lived in Florida before experiencing a hurricane. On September 10th, we were set to be hit with a Cat 3, maybe 4 hurricane along the Gulf coast of Florida, with storm surge ranging from 6 – 15 feet between Tampa and the Keys! And …

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My Favorite Travel Memories

When you look back on life, is it the unexpected moments that often stand out more than the planned? I think so. Of course, there are exceptions. There are always exceptions. But, in general, I think the stuff we don’t see coming makes for a more interesting story to tell and remember. Thinking back on …

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Things to Do on a Rainy Day in St. Augustine

Ya know how I’m always saying there’s sooooo much of Florida I’ve yet to explore? Here’s another case in point. I just visited Jacksonville and St. Augustine for the first time this past weekend – after three years and nine months of living in the Sunshine State! My friend Kelly recently moved to Jacksonville and …

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