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Florida Underwater: A Review of PADI’s Cavern Diver Course thumbnail

This post is brought to you by PADI as part of the PADI AmbassaDiver initiative. Read my latest ramblings on the PADI blog! Would you believe me if I told you one of my greatest travel adventures took place this summer in a lil’ ol’ place called Florida? It sure did, and it had nothing to do with…

Florida Fanatic: My Summer Plans for the Sunshine State thumbnail

Happy Thursday! This post is sponsored by AVIS
. “How did you end up here?” I can’t help it – it’s one of my favorite questions. When I talk to other travelers on the road, my insatiable curiosity kicks in and I always want to know how they picked this destination, what their itinerary is, and why they chose…

The Great Escape: Month 44 Roundup thumbnail

Note: Whoops, looks like I lied when I said I’d soon be caught up on posting roundups. But we are almost there, I swear! Sorry for any confusion my lazy posting has caused! . Month 44 found me back on the go after a nice stretch at home for the holidays. I eased back into life…

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back in the Aquarium: Diving with Sharks in Tampa thumbnail

My regulator in, and my fins dangling gingerly over the ledge, I watched as the dorsal fins of two sand tiger sharks cut across the surface of the water. I turned to my dive buddy, who gave me a questioning “all clear” signal to inquire if I was ready to take the plunge to join our…

Mermaids Are Real: The Magic of Weeki Wachee thumbnail

Guys. I am here today not with a flippant travel tale, but with a serious, significant public service announcement to share. Science and society have lied to you for too long, and I am here to set the record straight. Mermaids are real. I arrived in Tampa, Florida, as I have so many other times throughout…

Week 188

Let’s just pretend it’s Sunday, shall we? That way I won’t have to open this post with an excuse for why it’s going up two to three days off my normal posting schedule. I won’t have to really go into the fact that I’ve been spoiled by the number of friends and family I’ve been surrounded…

Stand Up For Fun thumbnail

As you may recall, I fell paddle over board in love with a hot new sport called Stand Up Paddling on my very last day on Kauai. As soon as I booked my ticket to Florida to participate in The Color Run, I started searching for places where I could practice my new hobby. Turns out…

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