A Stay On Captivating Captiva At The South Seas Island Resort

After a glorious few days soaking up the sunshine of Florida’s southeast coast in Fort Lauderdale, it was time to traverse the sunshine state.  Our next port of call was Captiva Island, just offshore of Florida’s southwest in the Gulf of Mexico. We had one prime reason for visiting Captiva. SHELLS. 

Did you know that due to their geography, these islands house some of the best beaches for shelling in the world?.

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Research On Taking A Career Sabbatical

I’ve just devoured a brilliant book, “The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World”.  Kim Dinan & her partner make the brave/inspiring/nerve-wracking decision to quit their jobs and travel the world. They’re also given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away on their travels. 

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Old World Charm At The Magnificent Lago Mar Beach Resort

Occasionally you stumble upon a magical resort that gets it just right.  Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, located in Florida’s Fort Lauderdale is one of those places.  Picture an elegant, classic resort next to a pristine beach where family fun is the name of the game. This was the type of American resort I had always dreamed of visiting; splashing around in the pool, an afternoon playing shuffleboard and mini-golf then watching our kids in the playground whilst we glugged away on fruity cocktails.

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Having A Blast At The Kennedy Space Center

Miss Mayhem trotted off to school this morning in a whiff of excitement.  Today is ‘Space Day’ so she and her classmates are all dressed for infinity and beyond. Prior to the summer, she never showed that much interest in space, save for the odd alien book. Luckily a visit to the awe-inspiring Kennedy Space Center ignited a passion for space in us all.

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A Roaring Good Time At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

When mapping out my original Disney itinerary, I hadn’t planned to visit Animal Kingdom (the fourth theme park to be built at Disney World).  I had allowed for 2 days Magic Kingdom, 2 days Epcot and 1 day at Hollywood Studios. I figured my kids weren’t that into animals, or old enough for the Avatar and roller coaster rides so we’d skip it.  

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