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From the Forgotten Coast to the Emerald Coast: A Florida Road Trip

I took my first trip to the Florida Panhandle this month, and I wanted to see it all at once. The Big Bend Scenic Byway was soon to become our gateway to the Emerald Coast. Right where the body of Florida meets the arm, there is a small town called Perry, FL, sometimes referred to

Welcome to Florida

I have a short post for you today.  Like most of the country, I traveled across state lines to visit relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday.  On my way back home, I stopped in at the I-95 Florida Welcome Center.  Free orange juice!  I love Florida.  

Florida Citrus Center: Gas station or roadside attraction?

Driving on I-75 through Central Florida, you may have noticed the vibrant blue, orange, and yellow billboards advertising The Florida Citrus Center.  "Live baby gators!" they excitedly announce to oncoming traffic.  Passing through Ocala one day, I actually decided to stop at the Florida Citrus Center off exit 358.  They really did

From Florida to Frankfurt

It was like Oktoberfest in August last night at the Tampa International Airport (TIA).  Mein Heimatlund Musikanten, the Gulf Coast Enzianer Schuhplattler Dance Group, Old Castle Restaurant, and Cigar City Brewing gathered on the 3rd floor of TIA to help kick off a month of German festivities with oompah-rific, foot-slapping song and dance,