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When I first visited Weeki Wachee Springs, I was seven years old and immediately fascinated with the place. I don’t quite remember the beautiful scenery, the palm trees, and the crystal clear water in detail but what really amazed me were the Weeki Wachee mermaids who dove in the spring and performed effortlessly on the underwater stage. They seemed perfectly at ease, holding their breath for several minutes, reaching for …

[ Written by guest | 11 Jan 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

When people think of Southern food in the United States comfort food tends to come to mind. But there is much more to be tasted than the fatty, fried, and greasy goodness of mac-and-cheese, fried chicken, and country-fried steak with biscuits and gravy. I spent this past summer, and then some, traveling across this culturally and historically rich region of America, and have discovered that the South is serving a …

[ Written by guest | 4 Jan 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

Florida is mostly associated with cities like Miami and Orlando, or major attractions like Disney World or Key West. The sunny state is the perfect spot for a beach vacation full of white sand, palm trees, and candy colored houses along the shoreline. But the Sunshine State has many other beautiful destinations worth exploring. How about visiting the United States’ oldest settlement? Or do you rather feel like going canoeing …

[ Written by guest | 15 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
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