The Best Ice Cream Parlor (Part 2)

As much as I try to eat a healthy and balanced diet these days I will forever and always be a fat girl at heart. Ice cream is one thing that I still buy on a whim and eat in the afternoon when the kids are watching tv. I shove…

Lots to Love About BrickStreet Market

Iowa kind of has a special place in my heart. I grew up in Florida but my mother is from there and both her and my father still have family out there as well. My grandfather is still living there (he’s 90 my mother looks after him now…

Road Trip Essentials

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more¬† about it on my Disclosure Page. I have some relatives that live far away from my own family and so we find that about once a year (if we can afford it) we travel to see someone somewhere. Typically we used…

Take a Ride on The North Pole Express

  For some people it can be a kind of rite of passage or yearly tradition or just general seasonal requirement to go see Santa Clause at some point before Christmas. I am not huge into the Santa deal but I can agree that it is fun and you can…

How to Earn Money With a Travel Blog

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read more about it on my disclosure page.¬† I have not reached my one year mark yet with this blog, not even the six month mark. But, I have worked hard and am trying to emulate the dogs in the game so…

Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read more about it on my Disclosure Page. It also contains links for your convenience. I know, I know, Thanksgiving has not yet arrived! But what if you find the perfect little gift to shove into a stocking for that special someone…

Orlando, Florida Bucket List

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read more about it on my Disclosure Page. There are also product/destination links for your convenience which are NOT affiliate links. Recently we drove the 3.5hrs from Miami to Orlando so we could have dinner with a friend who was…

Gifts for Your Travel Junkie

This post contains affiliate links, read more about it on my Disclosure Page. Halloween is barely over and Thanksgiving is yet to arrive. So why should you be thinking of Christmas gifts now? (Or if you are reading this at a different time of year, maybe a Ramadan, birthday, Hanukkah…

Fly Emirates Airlines

These days flying is the way to go (for very far travel that is)! And in some cases the only way. But which airline do you choose? When it came to this decision we went with Emirates. Going from Miami to Dubai is a 15+ hour flight and not one…

Why You Should Visit Flamingo Gardens

  When I was in elementary school I remember some field trips that the classes took around Southern Florida. There were two places that had an animal meet and greet presentation where snakes, baby gators, or some other Florida native would be introduced. One of the places was “The…

Tampa, Florida Bucket List

I didn’t take many vacations when I was young or even when I was first married. I feel that it’s a little weird for me to enjoy planning vacations. But I do, and since being back in Florida after nearly two years in the United Arab…

Keeping Kids Busy While Relocating

Pretty recently I moved back to Florida after living in Dubai for nearly two years. We sold or gave away most of our belongings from our flat in Sharjah so all we brought back was two boxes and a couple of bags. Mostly clothing. We did not find a place…

The Farmers Market You’ll Love (For Fall)

It’s Fall! I see so much about the season right now and how everyone is so excited to start cooking with pumpkin again (or just buying pumpkin junk at the store). Halloween is right around the corner and that means candy, jack-o-lanterns, lots of black, and…

17 Things to do in Dubai

I miss Dubai Already after less than a month. I catch myself thinking that I will go somewhere with the kids and then . . . “No, I can’t, that’s in Dubai, not Florida”. Darn it. There are things that I wish I had had the time…

The Best Ice Cream Parlor – Part 1

  If you grew up in Broward County, Florida then you very likely have been to Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor at some point in your youth. I have been there more often as an adult because it is a fun place to take visitors and the food is…