The New Madagascar Live! Operation Vacation Show a Must See at Busch Gardens

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to Busch Gardens to attend the first presentation of their newest show: Madagascar Live! Operation Vacation this past weekend and it was an awesome experience.      During this past weekend Busch Gardens Tampa was abuzz celebrating the premier of it’s new and highly anticipated show: Madagascar Live! Operation Vacation.  …

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Sanibel Sea School: Teaching Kids to Fall In Love With the Ocean

During our recent trip to South Seas Island Resort my children had the opportunity to attend Sanibel Sea School free as part of a press trip. Dedicated to teaching children and adults about marine ecosystems Sanibel Sea School is located in Sanibel Island with a second campus inside the South Seas Island Resort in Captiva.  The …

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Blueberry Picking at Berry Best Farms

I have been attempting to go berry picking since I moved to Southwest Florida 11 years ago. This past week I received a tip that Berry Best Farms expanded their picking hours due to their large crop of sun ripened organic blueberries. I, at last, jumped at the opportunity. With the promise of a fresh baked blueberry pie for …

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Golden Baby Shoe Awards Call for Nominations

Do you remember that comforting Labor and Delivery Nurse that held your hand when you delivered your baby? How about that special social worker who helped your family member with their new baby? What about the neonatologist who cared for your premature baby who is now growing strong? Take the time to help us recognize …

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Once Upon A Bean Artisan Chocolates

When I was embarking on my college career my uncle told me to touch, taste and try everything in this world. He told me, “It is the only way to live.” I try my best to take his advice, especially when it comes to food. This spring I was strolling through the Lakes Park Farmer’s …

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Carnaval del Mar at The Florida Aquarium: A Sea of Colorful Activities

  On May 19th. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa will be celebrating the First Annual Carnaval del Mar presented by Verizon! Colorful costumes, stilt walkers, acrobats, capoeira dancers, hula hoop performers, and oversized sea creatures entertain carnaval guests throughout the day with audience participation encouraged. Learn all about sea life by participating in an adventurous …

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin Opening May 24

  Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin – sure to be Orlando’s must-see new attraction – will transport families into a rarely seen, icy world. They’ll feel the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it through the penguins’ eyes on an exhilarating, first-of-its-kind family ride. They’ll explore a massive penguin colony in an expanse …

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Family Fun in Paradise at South Seas Island Resort

When I was growing up we enjoyed many of our family vacations at our beach house.  My most cherished memories are of those days spent collecting seashells, playing in the pool and drinking coconut water right out of the coconut.  At night we chased fireflies, went out with our flashlights to look for crabs or …

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Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation Coming to Busch Gardens, Tampa in May

My kids just love all of the Madagascar movies and we are all just super excited that Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will be launching the new show Madagascar Live! Operation Vacation!. Madagascar Live! Operation Vacation! is an original live musical show featuring the characters from DreamWorks Animation beloved Madagascar franchise.  We are planning to visit Busch …

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Azucar’s Coffee a taste beyond compare

Azucar is a great Cuban restaurant on Del Prado Boulevard in Cape Coral. They have incredible breakfast specials and an amazing bakery. Their very best feature, in my opinion, is the Cuban Coffee, listed on the menu as Cafe con Leche.     The coffee topped with steamed milk is a smooth, rich, full flavored blend with …

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