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  • Summer Staycation Idea: Find the BEST Beach in St Augustine!

    31 Days Best Beach in St Augustine

    Simply St. Augustine hosted a writing & photography contest as part of our 31 Days of Summer in St. Augustine series... it was so much fun seeing the work that local students sent in! All the photos in today's post…

  • 5 Kid-Friendly Tours in St Augustine

    31 Days 5 Kid Friendly Tours

    This post is part of my 31 Days of Summer in St. Augustine series… free & fun ways to LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE! There is more to St. Augustine's history than you can fit into a 4th grade field trip. Our family…

  • Fountain of Youth

    Fountain of Youth St Augustine

    A 2 story globe. 15 waterfront acres. 30 peacocks. 500 years of documented history. 600 foot observation dock. St. Augustine's Fountain of Youth Park is a surprisingly refreshing stop if you know what you're diving in to! Our family is enjoying "staycationing"…

St. Augustine Parks

  • Moses Creek Conservation Area

    St Augustine Nature Preserve

    St. Augustine boasts well over 25,000 acres of public lands- it's an incredible place to enjoy nature and take in The Real Florida.  While playgrounds like the Carousel Park and downtown's SWING park are easy to spot, the nature preserves…

  • Canopy Shores Park


    Not all parks are created equally.  That's one of the reasons I'm sharing our family's visits to various St. Johns County Parks and nature trails... so you can really enjoy your time outside.  Canopy Shores wasn't my favorite- but it…

  • SWING Park

    SWING park downtown st augustine

    Kids love St. Augustine and St. Augustine loves kids.  Here's proof- a massive, wooden playground downtown. It's referred to as that playground downtown and the playground by the parking garage and the music playground in downtown St. Augustine.  It's actually the S.W.I.N.G. Project.  St. Augustine's Wish…


  • Columbia Restaurant’s Sangria Recipe

    Columbia's Sangria

    I was invited to Channel 4's Saturday Morning Show to share about the Hypolita Street businesses that are open during the heavy construction. Watch the clip & hear about other businesses by clicking through the link above! Columbia is offering…

  • Enjoy Catch 27 at Home!

    Catch 27 Recipe

    Catch 27 is my favorite seafood restaurant in St. Augustine. Fresh fish local fishermen caught the night before are what you'll find featured at dinner that night... unless you don't like seafood, in which case you should try the meatloaf which…

  • Cantina Louie

    Fajitas Cantina Louie

    Cantina Louie... there's been a lot of buzz about this Mexican Street Food restaurant. Can it live up to the hype? The kiddos and I went recently- this was our experience: Like most Mexican restaurants, Cantina Louie brings chips &…

Romantic St. Augustine

  • The Treasury on the Plaza

    Brenda Bushell Treasury St Augustine

    St. Augustine is a town of many secrets. The best coffee here is not Starbucks, the best burger is not Five Guys, and the best beach isn't in the midst of the hustle and bustle either.  To really enjoy this town,…

  • Date Night: Dinner & a Show

    Harrys St Augustine Martini

    Chris & I make it a point to slip out for "date nights" a couple of times a month.  We always enjoy ourselves- even if we just go for a run together.  But this past Sunday's date night stands out…

  • St. Augustine Date Night

    LOVE Claude's Chocolate St Augustine

    So you're in St. Augustine for a romantic getaway, Valentines Day, or engagement.  You know about the carriage rides and strolls along the beach- all the usual gushy stuff.  But you want this trip to be set apart.  You want…

Historic St. Augustine

  • Spice & Tea Exchange Giveaway

    I was invited to Channel 4′s Saturday Morning Show to share about the Hypolita Street businesses that are open during the heavy construction. Watch the clip & hear about other businesses by clicking through the link above! Colleen, owner of the Spice &…

  • Afternoon Tea at Colonial Quarter

    Girls Tea Party St Augustine

    St. Augustine's Colonial Quarter is more than a collection of historic buildings to tour.  A step through the heavy wooden gates any day is a step back in time to centuries where hard work all day was necessary for survival.…

  • Nao Victoria

    El Galeon and Nao Victoria St Augustine

    If you've arrived here from the 31 Days of Summer in St Augustine page, you may be curious why I'm including ships as #7 and #10. Let me clear that up right away... first, they're that cool, IMO. Second, they're…

CR 210

  • Dunkin Donuts on CR210

    Dunkin Donuts St Augustine

    I know there are Dunkin Donuts all over the place and it may seem strange for me to post about Dunkin Donuts on my "go local" blog.  But here's the thing.  My Dunkin franchise is locally owned and every time…

  • Every Body Fitness Fit Camp is back in session!

    Every Body Fitness CR210

    Okay.  Break's over.  It's time to get moving again... and I can't wait!! Fit Camp is different from other classes I've taken- we work hard for an hour, each person doing their best.  I work beside younger women in better…

  • Free Trial Week at Every BODY Fitness

    Everybody Fitness St. Johns

    It's free trial week at Every BODY Fitness!  If you haven't checked out their facility, now's the time. Every BODY Fitness offers group classes from Zumba to Yoga to Les Mills Body Pump Classes.  Check out their schedule of fitness…

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