Biba Dushi! (The Sweet Life)… part 3 of 3

Tuesday morning we were up with the early breeze, ready to find what else this happy island had in store for us on our last full day. We’d booked a night at the Renaissance Marriott Resort, even though we didn’t stay there, in order to ensure we’d be able to visit their private island and…

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Biba Dushi! (The Sweet Life)… part 2 of 3

… So, if you recall, I left off with my sister and me snoozing in the dark, quiet breeze of an island-wide power outage, with no end in sight and a few worries about what was to come. As it turns out, worrying really is a waste of time! We opened our eyes to bright…

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Biba Dushi! (The Sweet Life)… part 1 of 3

Beach donkeys. Who knew there was such a thing?! But there they were, stretching their velvety noses and lips out to take the airplane pretzels from our hands. My sister and I stood at a dusty, rocky crook in the road overlooking the deep teal crashing waves a little ways ahead. A giant red anchor…

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Small Adventures: Art and a Workout

Little by little, one travels far. J. R. R. Tolkien Do you ever have a long weekend and somehow end up more behind at the end of it than you usually are after a normal weekend? Well, that was me on Easter weekend. And so here I am Monday night finally writing about last week’s…

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Baby Go-Ga at Alaqua, aka How to Not Worry About Anything

My sister and I were having a conversation the other day, and when I said I’d been worrying about something recently, she said “Don’t worry. Life’s too short and it doesn’t help.” I always think of myself as someone who says this to other people rather than the other way around, so I quickly denied…

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Venturing out Anyway

I’m going to be honest with you: This week’s adventure was tough to come by. Remember those very recent ramblings about squeezing stuff in even though there’s work and life and whatnot? Well life and whatnot happened. As it will. And it would’ve been easy to beg off from anything resembling an adventure, with some…

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Whirlybirding the Emerald Coast

Tourists in Our Own Town Two redheads, a blonde, and a salt-and-pepper walk into a… helicopter? That’s right! This weekend a couple of friends and I decided to be tourists in our own town, via a tour with Timberview Helicopters. Between traffic and tourists, keeping away from things like this is usually high on the…

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