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    Exploring The Biltmore Estate

    August 31, 2016
    Biltmore Estate

    The magnificent 250-room French Renaissance chateau located in the mountains of North Carolina is an unforgettable sight. It is the largest privately owned home in the United States and leaves you with a feeling of awe and wonder. It also left me questioning, “why would anyone need so many bathrooms?” The Biltmore Estate opened in 1895 and was the family home of George Vanderbilt. George W. Vanderbilt was born in 1862. He was the grandson of the famed philanthropist Cornelius…

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    Battle On The Blueway

    This past weekend was the 3rd annual Battle on the Blueway. The sport of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is growing in popularity. The calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico make Ft. Myers…

    June 17, 2016
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    A Weekend In Pass-A-Grille

    The view from The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is spectacular.   Tampa Bay’s clear water sparkles below us as we approach St. Petersburg. It’s another gorgeous day in paradise.   Our destination?   Pass-A-Grille Historic Pass-A-Grille, on the…

    May 21, 2016
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    A Saturday on Sanibel

    Spring in SW Florida is marvelous.   The bright blue sky, crystal clear water and cooler weather make it my favorite time of the year.   What could be better than a Saturday on Sanibel…

    May 12, 2016
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    Solo Travel

    Five Reasons To Travel Solo

      Have you always wanted to explore the red rocks of Sonoma, sample wine in Napa, or tour Italy in the summer? What’s stopping you?   Is it that you can’t find a travel partner?…

    March 13, 2016
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    Exploring Miami With Stray Boots

    Did you know that Miami is home to nearly one million Cuban Americans? Or that the Effusion Art Gallery, a funky gallery in The Bayside Marketplace, houses the work of Romero Britto, a famous…

    February 3, 2016
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    Camping in Manatee Springs State Park

    How do you relax and recover after a fun filled, action packed holiday? The kids and I packed our tent, swimming suits, and cooler full of campfire treats and headed for the great outdoors.…

    January 5, 2016