10 Tips for a Magical Disney Vacation

Believe or not, it is possible to have an unmagical Disney vacation. Disney is filled with magic, some people completely miss out on it though. Reasons abound as to why the magic is missed, but you can help make your trip more magical. Here are 10 Tips for a Magical Disney Vacation. ...more

What Will Disney Characters Autograph?

Many times I have mentioned that meeting characters is one of my favorite experiences at Disney World. For years I just met with characters and interacted with them. Then  about a year ago I decided to start getting autographs from the characters. Since the parks are always getting new characters and sometimes retiring others I wanted a way to remember the moment with something other than a picture. Then I got thinking, What Will Disney Characters Autograph?...more

It's No Small World: How To Do Disney Like A Pro

It's the happiest place on earth, but it's no small world (after all).  Amassing 27,258 acres, Walt Disney World, Orlando, is basically a small city.  With 4 Major theme parks, 2 water parks, 34 resorts, over 300 restaurants, 5 golf courses, and world class shopping, entertainment and nightlife, it's easy to get caught up in all the magic....more

Open Carry and Florida Family Vacations? No, Thank You

The Sunshine State may soon be far less family friendly. Florida state lawmakers are considering giving gun owners with concealed carry permits the right to openly carry their firearms in public places, even allowing them to hold their guns in their hands as they walk around....more
Agreed. I'd rather know someone is carrying than not know. And from what I read, they're ...more

Will Hillary Say It?

 Several presidential candidates took the time to address the National Urban League during their annual conference held last week in Fort Lauderdale, FL.They included Democrats Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley in addition to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Ben Carson, both Republicans. ...more

The Baughman Center at the University of Florida

While I was in school, my professor told us that the Baughman Center on UF's campus was originally going to be designed by E....more

Beach Camping at Anastasia State Park Florida

Anastasia is one of the only Florida State parks on the beach that allows overnight camping.   It's just a short drive from our hometown of Atlanta and the weather is perfect for Spring and early Summer camping....more


The little lime tree that I planted three years ago teased me last year with its blossoms that never came to fruition. Soon after I saw them, we had a significant windstorm that blew them all off. This year I have high hopes that I will see fruit, however, partly because I have been tending to the tree more, and partly because there are many more blossoms than I saw last year, along with considerable new growth showing....more

Who'd have thought you could get such great Italian food in Naples?

Naples Florida of course.......more

Five Tips for Budget-Conscious Travelers in Panama City Beach, Florida

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