Travel and Leisure

  • My First Adventure on Amtrak Auto Train from Florida to Virginia
    Traveling on Amtrak auto train from Florida to Virginia this past March was quite an adventure. Keep in mind, my boyfriend L (now my ex BF and no we didn’t break up after sharing a tiny bedroom on the auto train, although if you want to break up with someone, squeezing him or her ...
  • Foodies Will Enjoy These 8 Great Places to Eat in Naples Florida
    Warning: Don’t read this post if you are hungry! Despite Covid-19 restrictions this past winter, one of the nice things about spending a month in Florida was that we could dine outdoors. At the time, my boyfriend L (who is now my ex-boyfriend per my previous post) and I found some great places to eat in ...
  • Nurturing Myself in Nature at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
    As the world honors Earth Day (April 22) this week, it’s a perfect time to tell you about my trip to Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in the Western Everglades. It was a great way to spend a morning nurturing myself in nature during my month-long stay in Naples, Florida this past winter. I was so ...
  • How I Spent One Glorious Winter Month in Naples Florida
    If you read my previous post about my road trip to the Sunshine State, you already know that it was a grueling few days driving through some bad storms. While my boyfriend L and I were tired and weary from our drive, once at our Seashell Cottage, the sky was bright blue and temperatures hovered ...
  • It’s Time To Share Highlights From My First-Ever Road Trip To Florida
    I’m back after a month away and am excited to share highlights from my first-ever road trip to Florida. Get ready, because I’m going to share details — from the planning of each stop driving south, to the 30 days my boyfriend L and I spent in our Airbnb beach cottage in Naples, including the ...
  • I’m Feeling More Optimistic About Travel Again, How About You?
    This is a collaborative post with Hilton Grand Vacations* “I’m writing to touch base and see about your thoughts on when you might feel comfortable to start talking travel with your readers,” asked M from Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) Back in October when I agreed to, I was hopeful that the pandemic would improve. I imagined I’d be ...