Let’s Shop! At the Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville, Florida

I recently moved to the Riverside neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, and a perk of this area is the Riverside Arts Market! Hosted every Saturday from 10am-3pm (excluding big holidays), this market hosts local vendors selling everything from produce to coffee or tea or kombucha, to arts of all kinds, to food trucks. There are probably…

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Throwback: A humid summer weekend in Savannah, Georgia

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m already dreaming of summer. It’s been very cold and rainy here in Florida (cold by Florida standards, I know that it’s *technically* colder in other states!!) and I can’t wait for the warmer months. Here’s a throwback to last summer, when I spent a weekend in Savannah, Georgia, and…

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Finding Peace at Jacksonville Beach in Jacksonville, Florida

This is honestly just an appreciation post for Jacksonville Beach. Despite it being the “chillier” months, we’ve had a few gorgeous days here in Florida. In case you didn’t know, Jacksonville is actually one of the coldest cities in Florida. We’re about 5-10 degrees (Fahrenheit) cooler than Orlando, and even more so the further south…

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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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I Experienced My First Rocket Launch! in Cape Canaveral, Florida

If you don’t personally know me, I’m a HUGE aerospace + space nerd. Always have been. I mean, I’m a huge science nerd in general, but aerospace is one of my passions and is central to my career. I used to work at NASA but have since left to go into the private industry, which…

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Oops, We Tipped the Boat… Canoeing at Kings Landings, Florida

If you’ve ever searched “fun outdoor things to do in Florida,” I’m pretty sure that this next adventure is one of the top experiences. A few months after moving to Florida, I found photos of a beautiful river filled with crystal clear water and people canoeing/kayaking on it. I immediately knew that it was something…

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A Few Chilly Hours in Destin, Florida

Oh. My. Goodness. Destin, Florida, is absolutely beautiful and I hope that you get to visit at least once in your life! It exceeded all expectations I had, and this is from the girl who spent a week in Hawaii last year. (I’m not saying that it’s better than Hawaii, but it’s definitely second to…

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A Beautiful Autumnal Day in Brazos Bend State Park, Houston, Texas

As one of my last trips before leaving Houston, Texas, I spent a day at Brazos Bend State Park. It was probably one of the most magical places that I’ve seen in / near Houston and I wish that I could’ve had more time to visit again because it would’ve quickly become my favorite spot.…

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