A Review of NYAH, Key West

If you’ve ever looked at the cost of accommodation in Key West, Florida, you’ll know hotels and Airbnbs are not cheap. That’s why I booked two nights at NYAH during my last trip. NYAH stands for Not Your Average Hotel. It is built around the concept of “building your own room” or choosing the number…

A Photo Safari Through Lowry Park Zoo

Did you know that giraffes give birth standing up? That’s right! A baby giraffe enters the world by dropping about five feet to the ground.  I’ve always been fascinated by the sight of giraffes but I had no idea about that little fact until I visited Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. I just knew I…

Tampa Bay CityPASS: Is It Worth the Money?

As I did my research for my trip to Tampa, Florida, the CityPASS kept popping up. Now we all know that very often we come across deals that aren’t really deals. On the surface, it appears that you’re saving money but when you actually do the math, that isn’t the case. The Tampa Bay CityPASS…

From Forts to Flamingos: My 2016 Travel Recap

I had a variety of travel experiences in 2016.  In February I took my first cruise on the Carnival Liberty which sailed round trip from Barbados to St Lucia, St Kitts, St Maarten/St Martin, Puerto Rico and St Thomas. I had an off-road buggy experience in St Lucia and visited the famous Maho and Orient…

A Visit to Fort Lauderdale’s Flamingo Gardens

I don’t remember how I first heard about Flamingo Gardens, the 60-acre botanical garden and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary in Davie, Florida. Maybe I came across it on TripAdvisor while I was searching for things to do on my trip to Fort Lauderdale.