Springtime in Florida- How to enjoy the rain on the other side of the window

hillsborough river state park tampa wild redThere’s so much to adore about an indoor rainy day with candles, music and good food cooking.  While I cherish those content indoor rainy day moments there’s something so fun and exhilarating about riding the trails with raindrops chasing you, splashing through giant puddles with childlike laughter, and the feeling that you may be the last crazy soul on this earth here to live in this moment. Continue reading “Springtime in Florida- How to enjoy the rain on the other side of the window”

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Miles Behind, Miles Ahead

Bike Tunnel Trail Dunedin Florida Wild RedAlmost 6 months ago we said goodbye to our car. It wasn’t necessary for our lifestyle moving forward and when something doesn’t make sense anymore, it’s time to let go. We’ve been biking and watching ourselves grow and change throughout this experience. In fact the depth at which this has affected me didn’t really set in until recently when we rented a car for a celebratory weekend and all I could do is look out the window and ponder how it felt out there and take mental note of new places we can bike and new ways I can push myself. My restless legs ached for the workout and adventure, my mind was already there. Continue reading “Miles Behind, Miles Ahead”

Hiking the Brooker Creek Preserve Trails in Tarpon Springs- Active Family Fun

brooker creek preserve tarpon spring hiking trail wild red webBrooker Creek can be summed up simply as an adventure through a gnarled wooded forest with varied terrain (some muddy) forest trails where large active birds fluttering overhead will quietly watch every move as you study them. .This is the kind of place that gives old sneakers a purpose.
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Is Conventional Grocery Shopping Dead? Welcome to the future of affordable food to door delivery

I’ll admit, I detest grocery shopping yet I’m the happiest when my fridge, pantry, and stomach is full (go figure). I’ve been looking for a cost-effective way out for years but foraging for food seemed a bit extreme. From creating lists and remembering to bring them (Do you have the pen?), driving to and finding decent parking at the store, dealing with crowds and pushy people who are now navigating carts, searching over stimulating aisles for items that seem to disappear between trips, checking out (self-checkout I appreciate you but you always seem to need an employee anyway, so what’s the point?), and then loading and unloading, in sometimes unfavorable conditions. I have anxiety just thinking about it. I didn’t even get into the part where you get home and realize you forgot items or the store didn’t have items you needed to prepare dinner that same night. Pizza anyone? Ok, you order.

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Cycling Safety in Florida- Surviving the Ride

Cycling is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get fit and explore but it can also come at a price. While most find themselves buzzing around on two wheels, in Florida the state ranks at #1 for both cyclist injuries and deaths. As beautiful as the scenery may be, that’s a steep price for just pedaling along, and one we should avoid paying at all costs.

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Bust the holiday sniffles and weight gain with a versatile fix it all tea- Plus free printable holiday weight management guide

Holidays are usually summed up with two major activities; eating, and a neverending to-do list. While I would much rather have the former in hoards, I know (we all know) that gluttony doesn’t look good on anyone. This joined with the changing weather, stress, and the busy-ness takes a toll on our immune systems, waistlines and mental wellbeing. But you can change that this year with just one cup of fix-it-all tea! Continue reading “Bust the holiday sniffles and weight gain with a versatile fix it all tea- Plus free printable holiday weight management guide”

The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail- How will you burn those turkey day calories?

pinellas trail blue bridge dunedin tarpon springs florida wild redIf you ask what we have been doing these past few months (aside from work projects) we will enthusiastically answer, riding absolutely everywhere and anytime we can.

It’s a little addicting and we’ve logged over 300 miles in just a few months. Thankfully, we live in an area that offers so many amenities to cyclists through these long amazing trails. I always wanted to explore them (all) but never expected we would reap so many benefits and gain a shared hobby.

The Pinellas Trail is 49.3 miles long, stretching from North Tarpon Springs all the way down South through St. Pete. If you ever wanted to see it all this is a great way to do so. Feeling adventurous? The trail is a combination of city junctions, unique bridges and secluded paved pathways with amazing sites, bike shops, and even restaurants sprinkled in throughout the way.

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