Category Archives: Adventures

Florida Foodie Road Trip – Florida Blueberry Festival, Brooksville FL

MacKenzie Smith and Jeremy Johnston at the Florida Blueberry Festival

Each spring, the city of Brooksville hosts its annual Blueberry Festival to celebrate Florida’s blueberry harvest. And although most people don’t associate the Sunshine State with blueberries, it turns out that we’re really, really good at growing them!

Since I’m a blueberry-loving girl and grew up picking these sweet yet tart little fruits at my Meme’s farm, I was super excited when VISIT FLORIDA asked us to cover this tasty festival. Not only were there a ton of creative street food vendors, but there’s also a local blueberry market where you can buy all things (you guessed it) blueberry related, and a super-fun 1,000-foot waterslide that runs down the heart of downtown Brooksville. Continue reading

Florida Foodie Road Trip – Apalachicola

FLORIDA foodie road trip - apalachicola

After we hit Tallahassee for our last episode of our mini web series for VISIT FLORIDA, Florida Foodie Road Trip, we headed to the Forgotten Coast to check out the food scene of Apalachicola.

This small coastal town is about an hour away from Tallahassee and is undeniably enchanted with old Florida charm. We had so much fun exploring the historic streets and loved immersing ourselves in the local culture and cuisine. From the antique shrimping and fishing boats that lined the docks, to the historic buildings on the overly wide streets, it was almost like this city was frozen in time. Continue reading

Florida Foodie Road Trip – Tallahassee

Florida Foodie Road Trip - Tallahassee

As you might have seen on our Instagram, Jeremy and I recently adventured up the coast to the Panhandle to film more episodes of our mini web series for VISIT FLORIDA— Florida Foodie Road Trip!

For this episode, we featured Tallahassee, a city that is super special and close to my heart. Not only did I spend a lot of time here as a kid visiting my Grandparents at my Mama’s family farm, but I also spent 4 awesome years earning my undergraduate degree at FSU. Continue reading