Changes in Latitude {Casa Marina Resort in Key West}

For the Key West portion of our trip we stayed at Casa Marina Resort, the diamond of Key West. The resort is celebrating its 100th anniversary and I always look for originals like this when choosing a hotel! Casa Marina is located about a mile from the “action” of Duval Street and Mallory Square, which… Read More

Changes in Latitude {Key West: Island Eats}

We enjoyed some wonderful food during the Key West leg of our trip! Blue Heaven Blue Heaven was one of my favorites of the week. It is tucked away in a secret garden type location just off of Duval Street. There was live music, delicious food, and a charming atmosphere – what more could you… Read More

Changes in Latitude {Key West: All the Touristy Things}

While Islamorada was all about the r&r and resort activities, we got out and about in Key West. It was so much fun to take the boys to do things I remember doing around their ages! Hemingway House We took a guided tour of the Hemingway House and it was excellent! Our guide was hysterical… Read More

Changes in Latitude {Key West: Snorkel and Sunset on High Tide}

We had the most incredible afternoon snorkeling and watching the sun set on High Tide in Key West! We chartered the boat direct through Sunset Sail Key West. I fell in love with her the moment I saw her online! A Key West original, High Tide was built locally by the legendary Admiral Finbar for… Read More

Changes in Latitude {Islamorada Eats}

We spent five days in Islamorada and sought out all the best eats. If they had local seafood, we were in! Pierre’s Restaurant For fine dining, I cannot say enough good things about a sumptuous sunset dinner at Pierre’s Restaurant. This two-story plantation house exterior resembles the old colonial style residences found in West Africa.… Read More

Alabama to Louisiana Road Trip {Windsor Court Hotel}

For the last piece of our New Orleans vacation, I wanted to share more about where we called home for the week – Windsor Court Hotel! Alabama to Louisiana Road Trip Windsor Court Hotel I chose Windsor Court because it is one of my Virtuoso hotels, and also a place I’d come with Ron and… Read More

Alabama to Louisiana Road Trip {New Orleans: Mardi Gras World, Superior Seafood, Uptown Acorn}

We spent our last day in New Orleans at Mardi Gras World and then spending time with friends that live uptown! Alabama to New Orleans Road Trip Mardi Gras World Our last day in New Orleans started with yet another fun, informative experience – Mardi Gras World! This tour of Blaine Kern’s workshop and warehouse… Read More