Kayak Amelia Island

There’s nothing I like better than exploring a new location by the water & one of the easiest & most calming ways to do that is from the seat of a kayak. Amelia Island has a few different kayak rental places, but Kayak Amelia provides some of the most reasonable prices & longest rental times. […]

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Omni Amelia Island Eats

While staying at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, we were pleasantly surprised to find a number of good dining options right on-property. We ate breakfast every morning,  mostly at the bountiful breakfast buffet, but also once on our balcony with room service; had dinner our first night at Natural Slice, the on-site pizza place/surf […]

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Fort Clinch

I’m honored to once again me nominated for Top Travel Blog by Christopher Elliott. I would be so appreciative if you head over to his site (http://elliott.org/best-travel-blog/) today & vote for My View from the Middle Seat! Thank you! I am a sucker for history, especially military history. So when I was researching things to do on […]

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Thank You, Veterans

The world calls it Armistice Day, but here in America we call it Veterans Day. November 11 is a day we set aside to thank our nation’s military veterans who have served so bravely. My own brother served in the U.S. Air Force for six years right out of high school & I’m forever thankful […]

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5 Reasons I Love Florida

We just returned from a glorious few days in beautiful, sunny Florida & I couldn’t be more in love – or more homesick – for my home state. While I was born in Cleveland, I spent my most formidable years in the Sunshine State, spending afternoons riding roller coasters at Busch Gardens, weekends soaking up […]

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Amelia Island Eats

While we were staying at the Omni Amelia Island, it was tempting to stay at the resort the entire time. After all, there was plenty to do & places to eat. We did venture out a few times, though, to check out the local dining scene. Here are a few of the places we enjoyed […]

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Hotel Review: Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

We’ve made it an annual tradition to travel somewhere every year for our wedding anniversary. We try to go somewhere we’ve never been before – normally big city trips that result in exhilarating 16 hour days of exploring. We’ve been to Chicago, Seattle, the Blue Ridge Mountains, New York City, Montreal & Toronto. But this year, […]

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Autumn in Chicago

This past weekend, I found myself in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, IL for a work conference. As you may know, conferences usually involve endless hours of sitting in windowless hotel ballrooms & by the end of day two, my client (who is also a friend) & I were itching to get out of the […]

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