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A Side Trip from Quarantine

We decided that we needed to get out and do something. We’ve been hyper responsible the last several months and haven’t been some of those complaining about quarantine closures either. We wanted to really get out and do something. The search didn’t take to long for us to decide that going snorkeling was probably one […]

Sailing Totem

I had the opportunity to sit in on a webinar with  Behan and Jamie from the Sailing Totem blog.  The topic was on the places they think should be on your travel list if you have the chance to go cruising. The term cruising in this sense in referring to sailing a yacht or other sailing […]

New Zealand- A Well-Managed Crisis

A well-managed crisis equals normalcy returns quickly. We’ve been in awe recently of New Zealand and how fast they’ve handled crises. I was in awe of how fast an entire country can act when it determines something is a priority.  A month after 50 people were killed in 2019 by a white nationalist opened fire […]

A New Street In DC

A new street appeared near the White House. The section of the street used to be called 16th Street NW where it ended in front of Laffeyett Park and can be seen from the White House is now called Black Lives Matter Plaza. We hope you enjoy the announcement and the video.   The section […]

We Have Lift Off!

The second time is the charm for the crew aboard SpaceX’s Dragon perched atop a Falcon 9 rocket as they rode their way into history. A lot has been made out of the launch this past weekend because the US is sending astronauts to space from American soil again. The real reason to be excited […]

Hunsader Farms & Fiorelli Winery

The spring weather put us in the mood to get out of the house a bit. We decided to take an impromptu road trip down the coast. The first stop was Hunsader Farms in Manatee County about an hour south of Tampa. The farm/campground/petting zoo/produce market has a massive field of sunflowers that are “pick […]

Your Guide to Staying At Home

We were scrolling twitter the other day and came across this most clever take on the Covid-19 Quarantine life. The people behind the Frommers guide books, books we recommend as a solid choice for planning a trip to just about anywhere, pushed this parody of themselves to Twitter. You’ve got to feel for anyone in […]

The Perfect Lunch Break

We were told when we moved in that the canal that runs along the border of our apartment complex occasionally has manatees swimming and feeding on the bottom grass. I was starting to doubt that considering the canal gets very low at low tide. I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across some on my lunchtime […]

Home Wuk -The Virtual Carnival in the Caribbean

You knew in your island soul that social distancing couldn’t stop the Carnival Virgin Islands on St. Thomas. The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism’s Division of Festivals has launched the “Home Wuk” on line social gathering to create a sense of community and give islanders and us a virtual Carnival experience.  The carnival season […]

Welp… what next?

If you are like a lot of us you’ve suddenly found yourself with more time on your hands. I was about to start a one-week spring break from teaching high school when the state decided to extend it to two. I doubt you need me to explain why… coronavirus. We were told to prepare to […]