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What It Feels Like To Swim with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida
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What It Feels Like To Swim with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida

There I was, at 6:45 on a balmy Wednesday morning in mid-July, not quite ‘up and at ’em’, squeezing myself into a thick wet suit, 5mm for better buoyancy to make a passive swim with manatees more of a reality; second skin if I were a walrus. My private manatee […]

Just let go of the cruel effects of salt water on nuts and bolts
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Just let go of the cruel effects of salt water on nuts and bolts

The first thing you notice, after alternating between frigid blasts of conditioned air in the main lobby and elevator vestibule, and stumbling around with foggy glasses courtesy of a courtyard flooded with sunlight and humidity, and outdoor motel-style hallways connecting the guest rooms, is the view; a cool million if […]

From Amelia Island to Paris: The Fat Boy Who Would Become A Petanque Olympian
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From Amelia Island to Paris: The Fat Boy Who Would Become A Petanque Olympian

It certainly plays more cinematic in my mind than it did on the dew-covered pitch that Saturday morning some 30 years ago but the fact remains, I was smashed in the face by the ball, then by a cleat from the opposing team’s #9. Things went dark for a bit. […]

The Best Worst Time For A Mancation
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The Best Worst Time For A Mancation

Kids CDs still arrive at my door, a couple each week. It’s a decidedly slower pace than in my kindie writing heyday but still a significant number when you consider I haven’t properly reviewed an album in years. Right now, there’s a new one sitting atop of a stack of […]

The Kinsey Collection — American History at Epcot
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The Kinsey Collection — American History at Epcot

To get a literal taste of the world, there are few better spots to visit than Epcot at Disney World in Orlando Florida. Sure, there aren’t a bevy of rides or characters at Epcot, but the French pastries are legit and the German sausages are for real. If you don’t […]

A Slice of La Dolce Vita in Steamy Orlando: The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Review
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A Slice of La Dolce Vita in Steamy Orlando: The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Review

For as much as we travel together as a family, we don’t often frequent the high-end of the accommodation spectrum. This isn’t because we don’t fancy the fancy, it’s because we are usually over-extended financially and piecing our trips together with rolls of nickels and my dwindling collection of crisp […]

Wordless Sunday
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Wordless Sunday

On Vacation… …posting will be slim to none. Here’s one reason why: …here’s another: Please share with your friends, family and followers

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