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St Pete Beach Sunset

There’s a lot to like about a good summer sunset. It signals the end of a day where you can sit back, relax, grab a cool drink and reflect on the day’s events. The above view was taken from the balcony of our hotel after having crossed Florida from St Augustine on the east coast of America. A worthy reward for having survived the drive I think.


Edison and Ford Winter Estates

There’s a lot I’ve learnt about history in America from taking a two week road trip around Florida. Perhaps one of the more interesting stops was that of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. I’d had no idea these two great men knew each other, yet alone holidayed together. After taking the tour I even learnt it was Edison that created the battery for Ford to use […]


Tips For An American Road Trip

We’ve all watched movies about taking off on that great American road trip. Some were great movies others were well.. not. Still even as an Australian I loved the idea of taking off on the road with a couple of friends to explore and get a feel for the big old US of A. Now I can finally say I’ve had the chance to experience that little dream while in […]


Exploring the History of America in St Augustine

When I took off to explore Florida recently I was expecting an array of beaches and sunshine to be the real focus of the trip, but as it turns out Florida is pretty jam-packed with history. St Augustine located in the north-east of the state was one of several stops I made that forced me to realise America is home to some pretty cool history of its own. St Augustine […]


St Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach

I took a helicopter ride over Panama City Beach with Panhandle Helicopters while in Florida recently and was greeted with the above as we circled above St Andrews State Park. As my first ever helicopter ride I was nervous to say the least, especially as we tipped from side to side as a turn was made. But the fear was soon forgotten as the beautiful beach and state park appeared […]


Cedar Key Sunset

Many things come and go but I know for certain the sun will rise in the morning and set in the evening. Luckily on my two week road trip across Florida recently I had the chance to admire it on a regular basis. The above Cedar Key sunset was shot after spending some time exploring the town and just seeing where the roads go. Because everyone drives down random roads […]