5 Spots All Nature Lovers Should Visit in Gainesville, Florida

Everyone knows Gainesville is the home to The University of Florida but did you know it’s also a nature lover’s paradise? I surely didn’t until I explored the area for the first time recently. The parks are pristine and filled with wildlife. Following you’ll find my top five places to visit in Gainesville for anyone…

10 Reasons To Visit Sanibel Island, Florida

Sanibel Island Lighthouse: First lighted in 1884, this historic lighthouse is on the eastern end of the island. A quiet beach, perfect for relaxing, surrounds it. You may even catch a glimpse of a dolphin swimming nearby.     Bowman’s Beach: You’ll see why Bowman’s was named one of the top beaches in the world by U.S….

Happy 2017!

I opened a time capsule on Christmas Day with resolutions I made last New Year’s Eve. My top two goals were to start a website and practice yoga. A year later I was happy with myself for completing at least half of those resolutions. Maybe 2017 is the year I become more zen. My 2017…

Florida’s Forgotten Coast: Found

When VISIT FLORIDA approached me about visiting Apalachicola, my first reaction was “heck yeah!” I’m always up for an adventure. My next thought was “where?” Known as the Forgotten Coast, this historic area is located on the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida. Almost every summer since I was a little kid, I’ve traveled to…

6 Tips To Make Your iPhone Photos Stand Out In The Crowd 

I started shooting and editing on my iPhone with vigor in April 2011 when I joined Instagram. Only a mere 5 million people were active on the social network. The platform was new and mostly straight photography with little photo manipulation. Today, there are 500 million active users. How can you make your photos stand…

How To Make Your Photos Look Like A Painting Using Only 1 App

Enlight was put into my favorite app folder after using it only once. There are countless ways to use Enlight. Creating memes, adding text, and blending photos are a few. The painting filters are my favorite feature though.  Here’s how to give your photos a painterly look: 1. Select a photo you want to edit from…

Disney World Top 10 Tips 

Hi, it’s Melissa! This is my first post, so I thought I would start with my top ten visit Disney tips since I just returned from a 5 day trip from Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Try to go during low to moderate crowds. Do everything you can to make this happen.  I would…