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...]

Uptown St Augustine’s Carrera Wine Cellar

Katherine Cook kept telling me I needed to check out Carrera Wine Cellar but we've been busy with soccer season... so she visited and guest blogged so you can learn about it! Thanks for sharing, Katherine! When was the last time you spent some time in Uptown Saint Augustine? If you can’t quite remember, or if you regularly drive through and say ‘I wish I could stop by here for a while’, then now is the time and Carrera Wine Cellar is the place! Recently opened at 35 San Marco Avenue in uptown, Carrera Wine Cellar offers 28 wines to taste and hundreds to take home … [Read more...]

Recipe: Columbia’s 1905 Salad

Everybody loves Columbia's 1905 Salad. When I was a kid, I always wanted to order it for the flamboyant tableside preparation. Back then, it seemed every well dressed server was a gentleman with a Cuban accent and I loved their pronunciation of the dressing ingredients: leMON, garrrlic {I practiced for hours until r's rolled off my tongue with ease!}, even vinegar sounded fancier when they said it. We make some pretty amazing salads at home, loaded with fresh, organic veggies from KYV Farms and topped with homemade vinaigrettes, but I never thought to attempt a 1905 … [Read more...]