Tonight’s experience at Longboat Key Club & Resort was a warm reminder of why I love to travel. Why? Because I drank my way through dinner as I got to know locals who have a membership at the club. Come along for my unedited version of Longboat Key Club. Continue reading →
I’m cheap. I don’t like to spend a lot of money dining out. It infuriates me when I order steak and pay the hefty price tag only for it to arrive burnt or over cooked. I’m not a food connoisseur and I couldn’t tell you the first thing about cooking, but I do know my medium-rare Filet Mignon. I also know good service and if I’m at a high end restaurant, I expect it. It should be the standard but it’s not. I visited Flagler Steakhouse at The Breakers tonight and I had heard fantastic reviews. From the moment I walked in the door until I left, it lived up to the hype. My Filet Mignon was worth every penny, the service was the best I’d received in years and the setting was picturesque. I’m booked for The Italian Restaurant (the actual name) tomorrow night but I might change my reservation to Flagler Steakhouse again just to have the perfectly prepared Filet Mignon or to chat with Christine the waitress; the way she interacted with Athena was like she knew her for years. I always find something to say that a restaurant just isn’t worth the cost, but Flager actually is worth every finger-licking cent. Continue reading →
Have you ever been to Lion Country Safari in Palm Beach, Florida? It’s jam packed with unbelievably fun things to do for children and adults. It’s a drive-through safari with hundreds of animals, but it also offers animal displays and encounters, animal feeding experiences, amusement park rides, a water playground, boat tours and dining. It was the best of all of our favorite family-friendly parks combined into one destination. Continue reading →
We did so many family-fun things today in Palm Beach, Florida that I don’t even know where to begin, but one activity was so fantastic that I find myself typing on my phone in the bathroom of the hotel while Athena sleeps peacefully in the bedroom. The Chesterfield Hotel offers a Little Prince and Princess Tea Party and we felt like royalty when we attended today. Continue reading →
Bucket List Publications is hosting a Twitter Party and you’re invited! We’ve never had a blog party before; now’s your chance to show your bucketlist spirit and join me and our adventurous co-host, Kissimmee, Florida (@KissNewsWire). There are great prizes and conversation to be had; check out how to join us below. Is winning a prize on your bucket list this year? The chances are great with prizes every 15 minutes and an additional $25 gift card just added today.
Adventure is in our blood. We enjoy the rush of adrenaline and heart-racing extremes and there’s plenty to be had in Kissimmee, Florida so we’ve partnered with the #RockYourVacation campaign to host our first Twitter Party. There are great prizes and conversation to be had; check out how to join us below. Is winning a prize on your bucket list this year? We all need a little “winning” sometimes. Continue reading →
10 countries and countless cities made it on my 2013 Bucket List. France, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Jordan, Aruba, Curacao, Canada, USA, Mexico, and Fiji were all part of my whirlwind of adventures and new experiences. I never envisioned such an amazing year of opportunity; my life continues to be a dream come true. I am blessed. Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I want to live.
Here are my top ten favorite travel photos from 2013.
Number 7 – Pink Shell Beach Resort, Florida
Situated on 1,500 feet of sugary white sand at the tip of Fort Myers Beach, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina looks like a postcard.
Have you been to Florida? What are your favorite Florida beach destinations?
the last photo was a sporting destination and this is more relaxation; which do you prefer? Relaxing or adventure?
I’d never stayed at a timeshare property. I’d never even visited one. Doesn’t that sound odd since I travel so frequently? I honestly thought that timeshares were for older people and they restricted you to one location indefinitely. How naive is that? But I bet I’m not alone, right? Then, I had the opportunity to visit Marriott’s Harbour Lake and my opinion completely changed. The property offers a maritime theme throughout with a pirate-inspired pool, Florida Falls (an interactive water playground), and a miniature golf course. The activities schedule includes experiences for the entire family with everything from tot music sessions to evening wine tasting socials. The rooms and villas are fresh with bold colors and separate living and dining areas with plenty of room for the extended family. It’s a whole new world of possibilities. Continue reading →
Located in Orlando, Florida, Marriott’s Harbour Lake is surrounded by the magic and thrill of one of the world’s favorite family vacation destinations, but with hourly activities, pools, board games, mini golf, water fun zones, and sports who wants to leave the property? I’ve gone to theme parks and left frustrated, tired, and stressed and that’s not to mention the financial drain of tickets, parking, dining, and extras. I thought about visiting one of the major parks while in Orlando, Florida but I decided to skip the stress and enjoy the amenities and activities on-site. Marriott’s Harbour Lake is like summer camp for the entire family. Continue reading →
I missed the Adult Yoga this morning because I was too busy playing in the water fun zone at Marriott’s Harbour Lake, but I’m not about to pass up the chance to play Big Family Volleyball with the biggest ball ever or Water Balloon Toss at Harbour Field. I’m just a big kid who prefers hours of water fun and childlike games more than any “mature” activities. Marriott’s Harbour Lake is designed for kids and kids at heart like me. Continue reading →