This page is filled with all the exclusive food and travel tips, memorable moments, and miscellaneous Florida Palate narratives. Hang out on this page to get a good laugh, jot down some notes, and get to know the writer as she shares a little too much of her personal experiences.

10 Tips For Traveling in the US During the Pandemic

10 Tips For Traveling in the US During the Pandemic

Hello Travelers, I am not a psychic, nor do I have a crystal ball. However, I can bet that you are losing your mind if you have not traveled yet. When should I start to travel? When is it safe to travel?Should I be traveling? These are the questions that ran through my mind and are running through the mind of many of my clients.

Top 10 Reasons to go to Alaska on a

Top 10 Reasons to go to Alaska on a

Top 10 Reasons To Go To Alaska On Holland America

Top 10 Things To Do In San Francisco

Top 10 Things To Do In San Francisco

I went to San Francisco, California for the first time this year. I was so excited to finally make it to the west coast. San Francisco is known for being the cultural, historical, and financial heart of Northern California. San Francisco became famous in 1849 as the home of the Californian Gold Rush which at the time made it the largest city on the West Coast.Since then, its culture and Bay community continues to develop and thrive.There are so many sites and landmarks to visit in San Francisco.

Top 7 Reasons To Visit BeachesNegril

Top 7 Reasons To Visit BeachesNegril

In all of my years of travel, I have never traveled to a Beaches resort. Maybe it's because I don't have children....maybe it's because of the price tag....or maybe I just assumed that the Sandals resorts that I visited had to be more luxurious because it was catering to adults. I'm not quite sure of the exact reason that Beaches resort was not on my radar. However, now that I have been to one Beaches location I want to go to all of them.

Top 10 Things To Do In Cancun

Top 10 Things To Do In Cancun

Cancun, Mexico has become a second home to my husband and myself for many years! We went to Cancun on vacation in 2011 and it changed our outlook on vacations. Mexico offered us the best prices, most memorable customer service, and the greatest immersion of culture. As soon as I tell my family members that we're going on a vacation to Mexico, they usually say, "Again?!" What can we say? We really love Mexico!

Top 10 Things To Do in Miami

Top 10 Things To Do in Miami

Miami, Florida should be considered a separate entity from the rest of Florida. Its Caribbean influence, food, and music has a created a distinct culture that attracts tourists from all over the world. I have lived 30 minutes from Miami for the last 30 years and I believe that I have gained enough knowledge to make sure that you have a great experience. I would like to share some of the hot spots or things you don't want to miss!

Top 10 Things To Do In Jamaica

Top 10 Things To Do In Jamaica

When you go to Jamaica, you may be tempted to stay at the resort and enjoy the sun, sand, and drinks. However, Jamaica has so much more to offer outside the pearly gates of your resort. It's full of rich culture, interesting people. and historical sites. I've listed some must-see spots in Jamaica (in no specific order), to make sure that you get to see some of the most known spots across the island.

Is Barbados The Island For You?

Is Barbados The Island For You?

So many people say if you've been to one Caribbean island you have been to them all. That statement is the furthest from the truth and it is usually said by people that have not been to many Caribbean islands. Each island offers its own unique flare and you may appreciate one island more than another because of your personal interest or specific style. Take a look at the reasons I listed that will help you to decide if Barbados is the right island for you.

Living in Florida with Lupus

Living in Florida with Lupus

Yes, I am a Lupie, a spoonie, and a "fatiguer" (ha! I just made that one up, but it fits). Living my life in Florida with this chronic illness is not a walk in the park. If we're speaking literally, it's not a nice walk anywhere. However, I like to consider myself a warrior. A true warrior is a brave and experienced fighter.

Best Beaches in South Florida

Best Beaches in South Florida

Florida is separated into three main regions; south, central, and north. Each region is known for its distinct characteristics. South Florida is known for the beautiful blue waters and sand that make up its beaches. South Florida has actually built attractions and nightlife around their breathtaking beaches because residents and tourists flock from near and far to enjoy the Florida lifestyle. If you are planning on enjoying the beach life in South Florida, take a look at our top 5 choices.

7 Things You Should Know Before ...

7 Things You Should Know Before ...

Reading stories and seeing films about Pearl Harbor are a completely different experience than actually being on the grounds, walking through the ships, and seeing the list of all of the lost lives. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack was the beginning of World War II.

13 Things You Need To Know Before ..

13 Things You Need To Know Before ..

Hawaii is one of the hottest travel spots in the world. Some people save for years to enjoy a week in what has been commonly called paradise. If you're going to Hawaii for the first and only time in your lifetime, or if you're blessed to go very often ... make sure that you prepare yourself.

Taste History Tour: Palm Beach

Taste History Tour: Palm Beach

Taste History Art Culinary Tour is the most innovative food, art, and history tour that I have seen in Florida. I've been on this tour three times, visiting different cities each time, and each trip has been a completely different experience. Lori Durante, the tour director, blows me away each time. She's a walking encyclopedia! She has so much history to share about South Florida's food, culture, and art.

How To Travel With Another Couple or

How To Travel With Another Couple or

Some ladies love shoes. Others love purses. I love travel. I want to see Florida, the country, and the world. Ask me to go on a trip anywhere, and 9 times out of 10 I'll be the first one in the car or on the plane. My husband and I really enjoy each others company. We've been married for 10 years, so we know each other better than anyone else. He's my favorite travel buddy, and I would like to say that I'm his. However, maybe you should ask him.

Get to know Lisa Marie, your travel

Get to know Lisa Marie, your travel

Hello Everyone! I have become your trusted guide for great food and travel experiences. I take my job very seriously because I know that we all use our hard earned money to spend on vacations and eating out. I'm going to answer some food and travel questions about myself. Each question should help you get to know me a little bit more.

11 Things You Should Know Before Mo

11 Things You Should Know Before Mo

11 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Florida....1. Humidity – The humidity is an absolute high all year long, with the exception of a few months each year that we call winter. Embrace the humidity. The moist air will add a glow to your face and a frizz to your hair that will make you look just like everyone else. In all honesty, the Floridians barely feel it anymore and will pretend that they don’t know what you’re talking about if you bring it up.

10 Tips That Floridians Need to Kno

10 Tips That Floridians Need to Kno

1. Prepare for the weather! In Florida, you can typically get away with flipflops for 364 of the 365 days a year. Okay, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but you get my point. The weather in Florida is usually hot, cool, or a chance of a quick cold front.

Letter to Mr. Stewart and The Sanda

Letter to Mr. Stewart and The Sanda

Dear Mr. Butch Stewart and the Sandals Family, You have created memories for couples throughout the world for decades. I’m sure that your resorts hold quintessential thoughts of love, anxiety, and hope around every corner. I was one of those couples. 10 years ago, I married by husband and honeymooned at the Royal Plantation property in Jamaica. At that time, I knew that I wanted to see the world, but I didn’t know where to start or which resort to trust.

Orange Meets Peach - #5

Orange Meets Peach - #5

On our last morning, I woke up without an ache in sight. Praise the Lord! I slept in the double bed all by myself the night before. I had the chance to spread out and fall into the mini coma that I had been waiting for since I arrived in Atlanta.

Orange Meets Peach - #4

Orange Meets Peach - #4

Oh, the pain! Okay, the pull out bed was worse. It was day 3, and my back pain was increasing by the day. I laid in the bed and wondered if it was too late to get another room with my very own bed. I coughed a few times and I could hear my cousins start to turn in their beds. I thought, maybe if I coughed a little bit longer, a little bit harder they would actually wake up and start our day.....It worked! ; ) They stirred in their beds and started to open their eyes.

Orange Meets Peach -# 3

Orange Meets Peach -# 3

I woke up to a dark room in a double bed that was obviously not made for two people. With a crick in my neck, and a dull ache on my back. I lied there wondering if there was any possibility of me falling back asleep. After tossing for a few minutes, and knowing that my cousins would definitely not be getting up any time soon.... I got up and decided to explore the city. Okay, maybe not the city, but a 5 minute walking distance in each direction of the hotel. Atlanta is such an interesting city.

Orange Meets Peach - #2

Orange Meets Peach - #2

Blog #2: The day had finally come! It was time to go to Georgia, and I was excited to let my girls' trip begin. All of of my fears were currently in the back of my mind, and all I could think of was my mini-vacation ahead of me. My husband drove me to the airport. I wish that I could say that we spent our last moments professing our love for each other and expressing how much we would miss each other.

Orange Meets Peach - #1

Orange Meets Peach - #1

As you all know, my roots are in New York, but I am a Florida girl to the bone. I have only visited a few states in the US, and I tend to stick to the states that I know. Due to the tropical climate in Florida, when it's time to go on vacation I pick the sunshine and beaches here, or I go to an even hotter climate in the Caribbean or Central America. It's really hard to leave paradise, put on a winter coat and head north. However, it's time to start shaking things up!

Tipping Housekeeping...

Tipping Housekeeping...

I consider myself a pretty good tipper. I tip my server, hairstylist, nail technicians, and massage therapist to name a few of the people that I tip. However, sometimes I wonder if the art of tipping has become a standard task that we do that doesn't match the quality of the service, and mentally we believe that it only fits certain professions. Initially, most Americans tipped servers in restaurants because they were underpaid.

Taste History Culinary Tour

Taste History Culinary Tour

I've never been on a food tour before, nor did I realize the fun I was missing out on until I signed up for "The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida."

My Move To Florida

My Move To Florida

Every New Yorker loves to vacation in Florida, but moving here is a completely different story. You’ll hear every excuse in the book from “Florida is too slow” to “How will I get around without a car?

Should Family Resorts Be Held To...

Should Family Resorts Be Held To...

Dreams Riviera Cancun: Should Family Resorts Be Held To The Same (Food) Standard As The Adults-Only Resorts?

9 Tips For Your First Time In S.FL

9 Tips For Your First Time In S.FL

Traveling to South Florida, my home region, is like going to another country. We are extremely different than the rest of the country. However, that’s why you’re coming to visit us. We have the sunshine, beaches, diversity, great culture, amazing food, and an assortment of people to learn about.

9 Travel Tips For Floridians ...

9 Travel Tips For Floridians ...

Tips for Floridians and US residents going to the airport in Cancun, Mexico

The Peabody Hotel Has Been Taken...

The Peabody Hotel Has Been Taken...

Per an article that I was reading, I just learned that the Hyatt bought The Peabody hotel in 2013. I wish I knew this sooner because my husband and I have been avoiding The Peabody hotel for the last three years.

10 Items That You Must Have ...

10 Items That You Must Have ...

Florida ranks as the second most visited state in the country, after California. Due to its beautiful beaches, theme parks, and great weather, over 97 million people flock to Florida every year! That’...

The Bagel Journey

The Bagel Journey

Every Tuesday and Thursday, my team and I got into my car to search for as many bagel stores across Florida before most of them closed for the day.  We chose restaurants that were on our list of known quality bagels and went to every bagel store nominated by our viewers on our website...

What Happened To NY Pizza?

What Happened To NY Pizza?

As a child growing up in the 1980s in Long Island, NY, choosing a restaurant was the simplest task known to man. It didn't take the back and forth conversations, the searches on Tripadvisor, or a glance at Yelp...

Airport Dining: MIA Int. Airport

Airport Dining: MIA Int. Airport

We’ve all been there...waiting for our plane, sitting idle, wondering what we will eat on the plane and if we should eat now or later. As we look at our options, sometimes we are pleasantly surprised with a plethora of choices and plenty of restaurants to choose from...

Iberostar Suites: Rose Hall, JA

Iberostar Suites: Rose Hall, JA

Iberostar. The name alone causes the tension in my back to release, fond memories to flicker through my mind, and a smile to linger on my face...

The Boston Bagel Cafe: Winner of ...

The Boston Bagel Cafe: Winner of ...

The Boston Bagel Café has some unbelievable bagels! They are crisp on the outside, and soft within.

I Have A Confession To Make

I Have A Confession To Make

Water is essential to life. Water has proven to make up most of the human body and a we cannot go more than few days without it.

7 Reasons Why You Should Break Up...

7 Reasons Why You Should Break Up...

Breaking up can be hard to do for anyone in any location. Whether you've been with the person for a few weeks or a few years, this process is never easy...

College Dating: "It's A Different...

College Dating: "It's A Different...

When I was in college, it seemed like women and men lived under a completely different set of standards. It was the norm for the men not to have any money because the women were just as broke...

"Ode to My College Sweetheart"

"Ode to My College Sweetheart"

I was so young, with the world in front of me So many memories cross my mind of you as I lie here and reflect about my past I remember when I first laid eyes on you There were so many choices to choose from But I chose you

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