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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Local places that I want to visit this summer, in Jacksonville, Florida

With the prices of gas and general travel commodities skyrocketing (gas is nearly $5.00 USD as I write this on June 12, 2022!), I’m looking for more local excursions in my current city, Jacksonville, Florida. I had originally planned to make more visits to Orlando, Gainesville, Savannah and even places a little further away, but…

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Come on a walk with me at the Jacksonville Arboretum in Jacksonville, Florida

I’m going to keep this post simple. Come on a walk with me in the Jacksonville Arboretum, as seen in photos. If you want to learn more about the Jax Arboretum, I’ve written about it before so click here for more info! It’s one of my favorite spots to relax in Jacksonville. Notice the little…

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I Saw Anastasia on Broadway! in Jacksonville, Florida

As a child of the 90’s, I was obsessed with animated movie “Anastasia.” And especially being a young girl, I dreamed of being like young Ana and becoming a “lost princess” from a royal dynasty. As a fully grown young woman… I’m still obsessed. It’s just “matured” to obsessing over the Broadway version of the…

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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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A Peaceful Day at the Jacksonville Arboretum, Florida

The Jacksonville Arboretum is a hidden gem of Jacksonville, for sure. It’s beautiful and peaceful – a nice little haven in nature. The arboretum is located in east Jacksonville, in between downtown and the beaches. It’s free to visit but donations are greatly appreciated, as is volunteering to maintain the gardens and trails. There are…

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Black Rock?! Exploring Black Rock Beach at Big Talbot Island State Park, in Jacksonville, Florida

There are not many black rock beaches in the continental United States, but Jacksonville has a hidden black rock beach! However… looks can be deceiving! You may notice that parts of this post are similar to my “Boneyard Beach” post. Black Rock Beach and Boneyard Beach are very close to each other so it’s very…

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