Key Ways to Save in St. Augustine

There are many ways to save around the city from discounts on attractions, food, and more. It pays to save in St. Augustine by doing research ahead of time you will save more than ever anticipated. Before your visit, make a list of places that are on your bucket list of must-sees and search for ways to save on these attractions and restaurants. Ways to Save in St. Augustine Be sure to stop by the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center to pick up coupon books. My personal favorites providing the most savings are The Mint Magazine, Money Pages, and The … [Read more...]

New Year, New Face at Simply

Hi, Simply family! Allie O. here. After years of sharing the best of St. Augustine with you, our family has moved out of state! I'm still around the site here but, to make it the best resource for YOU, Heather is coming alongside me and will eventually take over Simply St.Augustine. Many of you already know her... but I'll let her officially introduce herself to you here. Love y'all lots! Thanks for being awesome! ~Allie O. When Allie O. asked me to begin writing for Simply St. Augustine, I came up with 20 different topics to share. Overzealous? Maybe... or just so … [Read more...]

Punny Valentines About St. Augustine

Valentine's Day is polarizing... either you love it or you love to hate it. No matter which camp you're in, you'll love these punny Valentines wishes!! I was hoping to have printables ready for today so you could print them and brighten the day of everyone you see but real life intervened... maybe I'll have them ready by next year. For now, just laugh with me as you read these punny valentines about St. Augustine!! Punny Valentines About St. Augustine Aviles love you, Valentine. {read with a bad Spanish accent = I really love you. bwa ha ha ha} You make my … [Read more...]

Faver-Dykes State Park

Have you ever wondered what life was like here 30 years ago? Well it's #ThrowbackThursday and Minorcan Mama shares memories of her childhood at Faver-Dykes State Park south of St. Augustine!  ~Allie O. A typical Saturday in my childhood would have involved packing a picnic lunch and heading into the woods. I was fortunate to spend a lot of weekends piling into my Grammy and Grampy’s yellow Wagoneer and heading off on adventures of all kinds in the woods of North Florida! One of our favorite spots was just south on US1, where the road meets the Highway, Faver-Dykes State … [Read more...]

The Guide to Breakfast and Brunch in St. Augustine

You'd think breakfast would be easy to find in a vacation town... but people ask about breakfast and brunch in St. Augustine on my facebook page all the time and I can see why. Most of the locals' favorites are not on the main tourist drag. But they're also not too hard to track down once you have a list... which you do now!! I present to you The (alphabetical & regional) Guide to Breakfast and Brunch in St. Augustine!! Breakfast and Brunch in St. Augustine: Historic District Blue Hen Closed Mondays, open at 8 am other days I love Blue Hen for the local vibe. … [Read more...]

Explore St. Augustine by Color: Yellow Day

St. Augustine Vacation Guide

Like a nice dinner out with a 1.5 year old in tow, touring St. Augustine with little ones can feel more like work than vacation. New places, tours where they’re supposed to be still and quiet and long days exploring from “son up to son down” leave cute kiddos cross. How can preschoolers vacation in St. Augustine? Don’t waste your trip! Instead of dragging preschoolers through grown-up experiences, tailor your trip to the little ones you love with this St. Augustine vacation guide. Start with something they know… colors… then pick through the suggestions below to create a … [Read more...]

Recipe: Tropical Ambrosia Salad + Pops

This Ambrosia Salad recipe is sponsored by NOBLE juice. Post contains affiliate links. There was a time, only two generations before me, when Florida was all oranges, cattle and wilderness. Cities like Henry Flagler’s “high society” St. Augustine and metropolitan Jacksonville were few and far between, sprinkled along hundreds of miles of rail tracks through the wild and wonderful prairies, swamps and dense scrub Florida was synonymous with. Betty Mickler Shoals remembers family dinners at her grandparents’ Butler Beach home- the 10 mile trek from town was only … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Vote for Historic Travel

Summertime is here for this homeschooling family!! WOOT WOOT!!! Every summer, I link up with other travel bloggers while our school load is lighter to share travel ideas and stay in touch with bloggers in my niche. You'll like this Vote for Travel Linkup because there's a sweet giveaway you can enter... a vacation to Fort Myers/ Sanibel!! Today, I'm guest-posting on the Word Traveling blog about why people should travel to historic places. Obvs, I'm partial since St. Augustine has my heart. Here are some reasons I vote for historic travel... to read all my protips, click … [Read more...]