When we travel, there are some things we like to keep cold.  At times this has been a challenge - especially when we stay at a place that does not have a refrigerator. We have tried using an ice-chest style cooler but there has been ice leakage from time to time and we have had mixed results with the...
   January 12 was National Hot Tea Day and of course that required a road trip. We selected The Twisted Teapot in Winter Haven as our celebration destination.   Once a flower shop, the Twisted Teapot has been converted into a comfortable tea room with a combination of shabby chic decor and a tea list, that looks more like a...
   After seeing many posts about the Christmas St. Augustine - called "Nights of Lights," we were lured to the Nation's Oldest City for a Christmas vacation. While it was fun on many levels, we did learn some valuable lessons.    It had been better than a half century since last I visited St. Augustine. The first time I was...
 Like the tool kit we have in our car for minor vehicle repairs, we also carry a first aid kit in case of minor cuts, scrapes, abrasions, bumps and bruises. We actually found the bright red case with Emergency written in large print on the top side, for under a dollar at a garage sale.  We since have updated the...
  With the holidays in the rear-view, officials from the American Automobile Association say Floridians are beginning to make travel plans for the new year.   In fact, a new AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey shows that 83 percent of Floridians plan to take at least one vacation of three days or more this year, requiring overnight accommodations. While that...