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Day Trip Travel Guild – Egmont Key Florida

When people ask for suggestions of places to explore, I like to suggest destinations with a little bit of something for everyone. Egmont Key has the perfect mixture of relaxation on the beach and old-world history. Unlike Florida’s most famous key, Key West, Egmont Key is mostly a nature preserve […]

A Complete Guide To Florida’s Fort De Soto Park

Fort De Soto Park has quickly become my go-to place to relax amongst the many white-sand beaches in Florida. If touristy beaches crowded with hotels and restaurants are not your idea of relaxation, consider parking your beach chair at Fort De Soto Park.Β  Location & Fees 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, […]

Keep Cool & Look Cool While Camping This Summer

Summer in Florida can be brutal, but that does stop millions of people from visiting the Sunshine state every year. Recently, I decided to enjoy the beautiful Florida landscape by going on a camping trip to historic Fort Desoto Park. While the highs for the day reached the upper eighties, […]

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – May 2021

Welcome to Rose and Thorns. A monthly round-up of the highs and lows, good and the bad, and all things in-between. Thorn: Scout I have been dreading this post all month long. After the last few months of struggling with health issues, Scout sadly passed away this month. He was […]


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