February 2016

History of Diving Museum – A Review

History of Diving Museum – Islamorada, Florida GRADING Overall Score: B Cost: B ($12 adult/ $6 kids 5-11/ under 5 free) Fun Potential: C Recommended?: Yes Along the Overseas Highway in Islamorada is a painted warehouse-like building, covered in colorful images of undersea life. This building, the History of Diving Museum, is a delightful museum for anyone curious about the history of underwater diving. As a child, I was terribly afraid of these deep sea diver suits. They were on display at the entrance of a restaurant my family frequented. They seemed so huge and intimidating. As an…

My Highlights of 2015 – in Photos

Earlier this week, I was scrolling through our collection of photos and spent some time reminiscing on past trips.  I decided I’d put together for you my favorite photos from our travels in 2015. We visited Phoenix and Sedona, Portland, Grant’s Pass (Oregon), a few National Parks, Seattle, and Ft. Lauderdale. It was a thrilling year for me because I had never been to any of these places. I love visiting new places because I often feel like a child again, experiencing a new place for the first time with fresh eyes. That’s one…

A Review of J. Alexander’s Restaurant – Plantation, FL

GRADING Overall Score: A Service: A Food: A Atmosphere: A Vegetarian options?: C (try the veggie burger!) Recommended?: Yes If you have never been to a J. Alexander’s Restaurant before, do yourself a favor and find one! When I was recently in Plantation, Florida, my husband took me here because this is his favorite place to eat when here on business. The restaurant does not take reservations, but they do have “call ahead seating.” I recommend doing so, especially for dinner plans.  This is a popular spot and tends to be busy…

The Health Benefits of Hiking

This is a guest post from Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide of Southwest Discoveries. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, Southwest Discoveries offers multi-generational guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Horseshoe Bend, the Tortolita Mountains, and more. Visit Southwest Discoveries for more information. Benefits of Hiking: 15 Tips To Jump Start Your Path to Longevity Today!  Hiking Benefits – Health and Fitness Boosting Strategies Are you finding if difficult to get motivated about exercise? Does sweating at the gym seem less than appealing? Then hiking is your solution! People who hike on a regular basis enjoy better overall…