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Her Story: A Century of Women Writers

Her Story: A Century of Women Writers is an exhibition dedicated to showcasing 24 women writers who shaped young and old minds alike. It was launched on September 18, 2020, as the nation commemorated the centennial of the 19th…

Adventure Reflections U.S.

Remembering Holiday Illuminations

Recalling holiday illuminations which I saw as a young child is a favorite place for me to wander in my mind. Who didn’t love being piled into a station wagon near Christmas Eve to go admire the holiday illuminations?…

Adventure U.S.

Nights of Lights In St. Augustine

Nights of Lights turns St. Augustine, Florida—the “Ancient City”—into a sparkling diamond on the sea during the Christmas holidays. Celebrated for 28 years, this holiday tradition ranks among the world’s Top 10 holiday light displays by National Geographic. Nights…

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Bayfront sanctuaries connecting people with air plants of the world, native nature, and our regional history
Adventure U.S.

BayFront Sanctuary at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is an adventure to traipse during any season as well as a bayfront sanctuary in Sarasota, Florida. But autumn does provide a break from Florida’s hothouse summer temperatures. I visited the Selby Gardens: The Living…

Adventure U.S.

Bike Art in Sarasota

Any city can feature street art and murals but what about bike art? Well, ride into town to see Sarasota’s must-see cycle art. I discovered this quirky bike art in Sarasota en route to Starbucks at 7 am for…

Adventure U.S.

Ringling’s Creation: Sarasota On the Gulf

Ringling’s creation is the best way to describe Sarasota on the Gulf, an artsy city located in West Florida. Known as the “Circus Capital of the World,” it was home to circus impresario John Ringling. But he had more…

Activities Adventure U.S. Walking

Strolling on NYC’s High Line

NYC’s High Line gives you the inside track on Manhattan. On a warm autumn day, I walked two stories above the streets of New York City on The High Line. This boardwalk-and-park within the lower end of bustling Manhattan…

Lido Key Sunrise
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Solitary Lido Key, Florida

I came in search of sea, sand, and sunshine. These three items are manufactured on Lido Key, a 15-acre island located 4.4 miles from Sarasota, Florida. There’s really nothing else to do here but be a shell seeker. “I…