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In July 2020, the beautiful Florida Keys reopened, and my fiance and I decided to take a few days off of work after a rigorous stretch. Since we live in Fort Lauderdale, we make it down to the Keys often enough, but really would love to have the Key West life. This time, we decided […]

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For the past five years, I have attended Bradley Metrock’s Digital Book World (DBW) in Nashville, TN. DBW originally started in 2015 as the iBooks Author Conference, but expanded into DBW in 2018. Within these five years, DBW has greatly impacted my professional and personal life. DBW has helped me earn important credentials including Certified iBooks […]

Pandora scenes

One evening, my fiance and I were at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ waiting in line to ride the Forbidden Journey. As usual, we converse with others during such waits. Immediately in front of us was a pretty cool couple visiting the area and having a magical experience. I asked the girl if Universal’s […]

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I love the College of Communication and Design’s Digital Media program at LYNN University. It is state-of-the-art. I mostly enjoyed the organic feeling of drawing on notepads, re-learning perspective (after studying in Florence, Italy), scanning the drawings and then digitally painting them in Photoshop. My main project for the Drawing and Design class was a […]

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When your head is in the clouds… And you’re in love with Colorado… Those are 14ers in the distance. I loved the food and view at Ski Tip Resort.

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  After beholding the beautiful works of art from Denver’s Art Museum, I needed to go back to the airport via train (20 minute ride) in order to catch the Mountain Express shuttle to Keystone (2 hour ride). By the time I arrived in Keystone, night had fallen. My room was at a Swiss-Alps-Reminiscent B&B […]

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I recently had a work trip for the Canvas conference in Keystone, CO. Once my SW flight landed in CO, I hopped on the train and headed straight to downtown Denver. The 16th Street Mall in Denver is the place to be. People can walk around and hop on ‘n off all of the buses […]

Adventures and tranquility in Key Largo and Islamorada

Aloha from my happy place in Key Largo, Sunset Cove Beach Resort! Loaded with amenities such a kayaking and waterfront views, as soon as one steps on the property, a feeling of serenity and quiet immediately washes over you, and all stress vanishes. I initially booked the Pelican waterfront room but there was a problem […]

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Vero Beach Pirate Festival

Ahoy mateys! The Admiral Norton and I, Oriana dei Medici, had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Vero Beach Pirate Festival hosted by Pirates of the Treasure Coast. We stocked our coffers full of Mahina Coco, the best coconut rum in the world, along with the black gold of the Kraken. ::Piratical essentials:: After we […]

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Journey to the Legendary Domes of Cape Romano

The internet had been circulating pictures of these domes which, at first glance, seemed to be the work of aliens. After some research, I discovered these domes were less than two hours away from my Fort Lauderdale abode. That minor detail sealed the deal and I was on an impromptu jaunt to the legendary domes […]

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