The Authentic Amalfi Coast Experience

Do you ever want to go all Secret Life of Walter Mitty and step right into photos? I do. Basically, all the time. But, I don’t just dream about all the places in the photographs. I add them to my bucket list and plan to actually GO – which is exactly how I wound up visiting the …

Continue reading The Authentic Amalfi Coast Experience

My First EVER Zipline Experience: Flying at 426.5 feet

Guys, I finally crossed ziplining off my bucket list. While prepping for my Italy trip, I stumbled upon Il Volo dell’Angelo – the Flight of the Angels – and knew, instantly, I had to make it happen. HAD TO. You see, Volo dell’Angelo is one of the highest ziplines in the world. Two separate lines …

Continue reading My First EVER Zipline Experience: Flying at 426.5 feet

Six Reasons I Have Mad Love for Minori, Italy

All those picturesque photos you see of the Amalfi Coast? The real thing is at least 100x more unbelievable. Trust me. I spent four days of my Italy trip here and my eyes and brain were at odds the entire time! Every millimeter (go metric system!) of that coastal road had me questioning reality… practically …

Continue reading Six Reasons I Have Mad Love for Minori, Italy

9 Highlights of 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 …

Continue reading 9 Highlights of a Rainy Day in St. Augustine

Serious About Adventuring

Today, I felt like reflecting. I guess you could call this a #flashbackFriday -esque post. But really, it felt like time to take inventory of the adventures I’ve experienced since I got good and serious about adventuring. Good and serious back in May 2016. Prior to that point, I adventured. Oh sure! But I wasn’t …

Continue reading Serious About Adventuring

5 Ways to NOT Look Like a Tourist When You Travel

Did you know that yesterday was World Tourism Day? I didn't… till Twitter told me. Those trending hashtags always keep me in the know! Sooooo, in honor of #worldtourismday (better late than never, eh?), I thought I’d write a quick post on how NOT to be a tourist – just to challenge the norm. When …

Continue reading 5 Ways to NOT Look Like a Tourist When You Travel

4 Reasons Why Siesta is America’s #1 Beach

Once again, Sarasota's Siesta Beach claims top billing as the #1 beach in America – so say Dr. Beach and TripAdvisor users via the Travelers' Choice Awards. As a certified beach bum living just 14 miles from Siesta, I feel justified in giving my honest and humble opinion of this ranking. Is Siesta my favorite beach? Truthfully, no …

Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Siesta is America’s #1 Beach