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My First Teaching Experience at the Enoch D. Davis Youth Farm

The last time I taught anyone’s child was a long time ago when I tutored for a few months after I graduated college. The kids I tutored were mainly in elementary and middle school with issues reading and math. They were all great and I enjoyed teaching them. When I left to start a new […]

How I’m Healing My Inner Child: Chapter 1 (Part 2)

Last week I talked about the first half of chapter 1 in the book The Inner Child Workbook by Cathryn L. Taylor. Like I wrote previously, I think this book is going to reveal a lot to me as far as coping mechanisms I developed over the years. The first half of healing looks at […]

How to Travel Abroad and Not Look Like a Tourist

Making plans for domestic travel is simple: figure out the destination, pick a hotel, book a flight, and go. International trips are more intricate and require more planning. Obviously, because of language barriers, it’s best to learn a few easy phrases to navigate foreign countries. When Robert was in the process of planning our Europe […]

Tampa Bay Brewing Company highlights rare fish at Ora King TYEE Salmon Dinner

Lately I’ve been craving fish, specifically salmon. I’m not entirely sure why but I know it’s weird. Last week, my opportunity came true when fellow Tampa foodie Carlos Hernandez of the popular Carlos Eats blog invited to the Ora King TYEE Salmon dinner at Tampa Bay Brewing Company. It’s been a couple years since the […]

How to Travel Inexpensively and Not Go Broke

My first road trip with Robert was to Atlanta to see the first On the Run tour in 2014. I was super hype because not only am I going to see Beyoncé, but I was actually able to see Atlanta as an adult. That trip kinda set off a trend where we’d travel somewhere every […]

The bier boutique is a taste of Key West in Historic Uptown

Owners Scott and Heather Brookey are Ohio natives but sold all their belongings(they kept the dog) and moved down South to Key West to open the first location of the bier boutique. Four years later, to much success, they closed up shop and moved a little bit north to St. Pete. In a few weeks, […]

Where to Eat on Mother’s Day in Tampa

Mother’s Day is Sunday and you want to take your mom somewhere to celebrate, right? Right. Who wants to clean up the mess after making breakfast in bed when plenty of restaurants are serving brunch with bottomless drinks and plenty of food options? Finding where to eat for Mother’s Day in Tampa isn’t hard when […]

Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Tampa

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend and there are plans EVERYWHERE. Whether it’s brunch or some kind of live entertainment, there is a festivity for us all. Here are a few plans to consider for your Cinco de Mayo in Tampa: American Social Stop by for their usual brunch buffet and stay for the Cinco […]

Zentu Café wants to change the vegan/plant-based game

Vegan/plant-based foods are growing in popularity because we’re all looking for healthier versions of our favorite junk foods. The common misconception with vegan/plant-based is the food is bland or there aren’t many options. Mobile kitchen Zentu Café in Tampa wants to change that perception. It’s only been open for a couple months but it’s going […]

Cookie Munchers debuts larger-than-your-face cookies in Tampa

If you know me, you know how much I love cookies. I enjoy all flavors equally but White Chocolate Macadamia holds a special place in my heart. The cookies at Cookie Munchers definitely satisfy all of my cookie cravings too. Cassie and Brandon, owners of Cookie Munchers, opened their first location in New Jersey and […]