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Family Foodie Trip to Italy – Part One: 24 hours in Rome

free family walking tour rome, italy

Omg soooo much has happened since my last post! Most importantly, we finally took our first family vacation since literally forever and ummm I GOT ENGAGED!!!

This trip was a pretty big deal. First of all, we haven’t taken a family trip since we started construction on Black Dolphin Inn nearly 7 years ago. Secondly, it was my mom and brother’s gf, Andrea’s, first trip to Europe! Third, it was all possible because of CHEESE!! And fourth, I NOW GET TO MARRY MY BEST FRIEND!!! Continue reading

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