New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine 2016/2017

new years eve st augustine

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  2016 New Year's Eve in St Augustine will find me at home. With 7 sweet babies, my place is here making memories! But for those of you looking for some New Year's activities in St. Augustine, here are a few ideas: Beach Blast Off: St. Augustine Beach hosts this New Years Eve Party every year and I hear it's aptly named!  Think family friendly with a kids' fun zone, 30 food vendors, live music & fireworks. Arrive as early as 4, fireworks at 8:30, music & dancing until 10. Salt Life Food Shack is right across the street from the Beach Blast … [Read more...]

cicis – Pizza ready when you are!

Welcome to the Road Trip Simply section of Simply St. Augustine! If you’re headed to St. Augustine, head back to my home page for how to enjoy St. Augustine like a local. Right now you're reading about what to do in Orlando. On I-Drive, in the center of everything Orlando, cicis has gone beyond pizza. Their buffet of pizzas, soups, pastas and a basic salad bar is always stocked and ready for an affordable lunch or dinner on the fly. We don't have a Cici's in St. Augustine so we checked out their largest restaurant in Orlando for lunch after Wonderworks and before we hit … [Read more...]

How to Write a Restaurant Review {without sounding like Anton Ego}

First, I need to be sure we're on the page. You have seen Ratatouille, haven't you?  It's one of my top 5 movies for sure. Mostly because it's about food. Ok, entirely because it's about food! If you haven't seen Ratatouille, meet Anton Ego: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSoHkadTAxc So, yeah. You don't want to sound like that. But if you're on Zomato, Yelp, Trip Advisor, Swarm {etc etc}, you are reviewing food. We've all read those not helpful reviews: "I can't believe this restaurant was so expensive. I can make that at home." or maybe "When we ate there last … [Read more...]

Kids Eat Free in St Augustine!

Looking to enjoy dinner out with kids on a budget? Here's a list of places kids eat free in St. Augustine, Florida.

Eating in a vacation town can be pricey... add meals for your littles and the bill to eat out soars! We love dining out (as is evidenced by the massive number of St. Augustine restaurant reviews here) but have to live within a budget. As a family of 9, I've learned tips and tricks to eating out with kids. One of those tips? Visit your favorite restaurant on a night that kids eat free! Here's a round-up of restaurants with specials for younguns. I included chains in this post but local restaurants are in bold - support local as much as you can! Monday … [Read more...]

Road Trip: Did I Mention These Perks at Embassy Resort Orlando?

Welcome to the Road Trip Simply section of Simply St. Augustine! If you’re headed to St. Augustine, head back to my home page for how to enjoy St. Augustine like a local. If you're looking for what to do in Orlando, <-click there. Also, this post contains affiliate links. I told you why Embassy Suites Resort Lake Buena Vista is an easy choice if you want to #RoadTripSimply in my last post about Orlando Road Trips. Two things that make this Embassy unique are their spa and the food available beyond breakfast {restaurants, ice cream, coffee shop and bars}. Here's a … [Read more...]

Road Trip: Embassy Suites Resort, Orlando

Welcome to the Road Trip Simply section of Simply St. Augustine! If you’re headed to St. Augustine, head back to my home page for how to enjoy St. Augustine like a local. If you're looking for what to do in Orlando, <-click there. Also, this post contains affiliate links. Not all Orlando resorts are created equally. Some have kiddie pools, others have a playground and every now & then you'll find games. We've found a resort with everything- the kids didn't want to leave, even for theme parks! They have a playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, fishing … [Read more...]

10 1/2 tips to Road Trip with a baby

Welcome to the Road Trip Simply section of Simply St. Augustine! Find tons of Road Trip Tips and Road Trip Destinations on my Road Trip Simply Page! If you’re headed to St. Augustine, don't miss my home page for how to enjoy St. Augustine like a local. This page contains affiliate links. Hi. I'm Allie O. and I have 7 kiddos. We've had a baby in the family for 17 years. If that doesn't count as street cred for writing an article on Road Tripping with a baby, I don't know what does! Since none of our babies have ever been fond of bottles, we've learned a lot of ways to … [Read more...]