Bon Bini Na Korsou

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So I was browsing on instagram one day and came across a photo of what appeared to be underwater scooters. I instantly got excited and added Curaçao to my bucket list. After researching the price of flights, I moved it farther down my list. The flights were an average of $600, and that is not within my price range. I have purchased flights and reserved hotels for less than $600, and all of the hotels where I make reservations are swanky! Anyways, I settled for the Read more

Sweetwater Wetlands

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I’m from the small town of Archer, FL, and the nearest “major” city is Gainesville. When people hear about either of these cities, they almost always say “I passed that exit on I-75!” ::rolls eyes:: As a result, I’m constantly in search of events and activities that will put us on the map. This past weekend, I visited Sweetwater Wetlands Park. Sweetwater Wetlands is a “man-made wetland habitat” that consists of trails, plants, and different animal species. Alligators, horses, and other wildlife have been spotted here, but I was only fortunate enough to see a variety of birds, fish, and spiders. Ugh. The 125 acres used to create the Sweetwater Wetlands is a small fraction of Paynes Prairie.
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Flirty 30 Pt. 1

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I had a hard time deciding where I wanted to celebrate my 30th birthday. Time was winding down, and I did not have long to decide. I really wanted to visit Brussels, but they had just been the center of attack one month prior, so that was out of the question…temporarily. Since visiting Curacao last year, I felt compelled to visit every island that constituted the “ABC Islands”- Read more

Southern Seafood & Crab Festival

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If you’re a seafood lover and you’re available August 13, you may not want to miss this! Lake City is hosting their Southern Seafood and Crab Festival at the Lake City Fairgrounds from 10 am – 7 pm. I’ve never been to Lake City’s seafood festival, but if it’s anything like the one in St. Augustine, I suggest you be there as soon as the gates swing open. Read more

The Big Easy

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They say once you meet her, you’ll never leave her. Now, this is a statement that I cannot negate. New Orleans is easily one of my fave US cities!! The music, the food, the atmosphere, and the culture, they all possess this mesmerizing force that I can’t seem to shake, not that I’d want to. There is so much to do and see in New Orleans. However, it seems that every time I go, Bourbon St. finds a way to hold me hostage, but not this time!!  Read more

Viva La Mexico

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I finally made it to Mexico!!!! I canceled my trip to Mexico City last year because a hurricane was threatening to wreak havoc. The opportunity to compensate for this canceled trip came two months later when the flight deal posted a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Cancun for only $141! I called my reliable travel partners, and as usual, they were ready to book. I mean who is not down to collect a stamp at the price of $141? Read more

Arabian Nights

On Christmas day 2014, my gift to myself came in the form of a flight to the United Arab Emirates!! I had just finished eating and decided to check The Flight Deal’s website. To my surprise, there was a glitch in Etihad’s system and flights to Asia and Africa were priced at $200-$300. A wave of excitement came over me, followed by a rush of anxiety. Read more