Learning about Jax Natural History at the Museum of Science + History (MOSH), in Jacksonville, Florida

Located near the heart of downtown Jacksonville is the Museum of Science and History, or MOSH as it’s more affectionately known. I’d been meaning to go to MOSH ever since I first moved to Jacksonville (or Jax) ever since I moved here nearly 2 years ago because I’m a huge fan of museums, especially science…

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Gaining Ever-lasting Youth at Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth, in St. Augustine, Florida

Adventurers throughout the centuries have long sought after the Fountain of Youth, notoriously known for providing ever-lasting youth to those brave enough to drink from the fountain. Little did they know that it’s located in St. Augustine, Florida, about 45 minutes south of Jacksonville! The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is a privately owned 15-acre…

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Exploring French history at the Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida

A small not-quite-well-known spot in Jacksonville is the Fort Caroline National Memorial. Fort Caroline is a memorial for the short-lived French presence from the sixteenth century, which was massacred by the Spanish. The original structure was completely destroyed and the current structure is a recreation by the National Park Service. The national memorial boasts that…

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Immersing Myself in Art at the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville, Florida

The Cummer Museum of Art + Gardens in Jacksonville has been on my list of “to visits” ever since I moved to the city, and I finally made a visit! The Cummer Museum was founded in 1961 after the death of Ninah Cummer, who donated her gardens and personal art collection to create a new…

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Going Back in Time in the Oldest Castle in the United States: Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots here in Florida. There’s history, culture, good food, interesting architecture, and the people are so friendly. I’ve always thought that it was like New Orleans but classier and cleaner. If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you’ll know that I adore New Orleans so…

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What You Should Know Before Moving to Texas

So you’re thinking about moving to Texas? I lived in Houston for the past 8-ish months and for 6 months in 2017, so I know a little about what it’s like to move to Texas from out of state. Texas was one of those states that I NEVER thought that I would move to, but…

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A Hidden Gem: The San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas

The San Jacinto Monument is basically the Washington Monument of Texas. When I first heard about it, I laughed because I thought, “How petty is Texas that they need their own giant Washington Monument, but a Texas version?” You always hear that everything is bigger in Texas, and it’s totally true… and, Texans have the…

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All Fun & No Work in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is one of my top favorite places I’ve ever traveled to… like, ever. I can’t say that about many places, and I continue to go back and enjoy my time there. In fact, I plan on making another trip again soon (look out for that post!). New Orleans is located in the far…

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