The Ultimate Weekend Guide to Ocala, Florida

The Ultimate Weekend Guide to Ocala, Florida

Vacations to Florida are often filled with white sandy beaches and theme parks. However, a few days spent in Ocala will provide the same adventurous weekend at a fraction of the cost. If you’ve traveled I-75 through Florida, you’ve likely passed Ocala to get to your destination, and maybe you didn’t even realize it.  Located [...]

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – September 2022

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – September 2022

September Rose & Thorns – A monthly recap of the highs and lows experienced each month. Rose: Olive You This summer was rough. Many outside stresses were happening throughout July and August that left me not feeling like myself. However, September has felt like I’ve turned a corner for the better. Maybe it’s the change [...]

10 Historical Attractions in Ybor City, Tampa

10 Historical Attractions in Ybor City, Tampa

Ybor City is a historical city built on the ambition and dreams of migrant workers who moved to Tampa seeking a better life. Ybor City's residents created an environment to raise their children, establish businesses, and follow their dreams. Today the ironwork balconies, brick-paved streets, and towering marble and granite social clubs continue to tell [...]

Dos & Don’ts of Kayaking the Weeki Wachee River

Dos & Don’ts of Kayaking the Weeki Wachee River

Kayaking the cold refreshing spring waters of Weeki Wachee is the perfect escape from the crowded Florida beaches during the scorching months of summer. The crystal clear water made it easy to spot schools of fish and the occasional manatee as we paddled along the miles of winding river. Before setting out on an afternoon [...]