Sun Protection Tips: SolEscapes Packable Sun Hats

Whether you’re sightseeing, strolling around a resort or cruise ship, or spending the day at the pool, beach, or water park, it is crucial to protect your skin and eyes on sunny (or even not so sunny) days. This, of course, means sunscreen. And lots of it. Add a cute sun hat and you’ve got […]

Escape to Margaritaville via Vegas with Parrot Head Sun Care and Rite Aid

Margaritaville® Parrot Head Sun Care and Rite Aid® are getting together to send a lucky winner and a friend to see Jimmy Buffett in Las Vegas on October 26, 2013. They will also be giving away other very cool Parrot Head prizes. The Prizes     Grand Prize (1) – Escape to Margaritaville Two tickets […]

Travel Tips: Pack light with the Travel Lux Microfiber Towel by SolEscapes

As much as I love beach and resort getaways, I don’t relish packing bulky towels and other water-related necessities. Yes, hotels usually provide pool towels, but they don’t generally allow guests to take those towels to the beach. If you know of anybody that does, please let me know. I recently read about the Travel […]

From the Bow of a Boat: Tree Frogs, Fish Tacos and Samplings of Summer

We took the boat out for the first ride of the year last weekend.  It’s always nice to get back out on the water after a long, cold winter. We do most of our boating and jet-skiing in the James River or Lake Anna, which is in Louisa County, Virginia.  This particular trip was to Lake […]

Hoofprints in the Sand

I’ve always been a horse girl. Posters, figurines and Black Beauty books surrounded me as a child, preteen and beyond. While I don’t decorate my walls and shelves with equine icons anymore, I do still have an affinity for a soft mane and a friendly whinny. When I can combine my love of horses with […]

Bicycles, Bonfires and a Trip Around the Sun

“…I’m just hanging on while this old world keeps spinning / And it’s good to know it’s out of my control / If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from all this living / Is that it wouldn’t change a thing if I let go…” This is one of my favorite lines from one of […]


Little Big Town had me at “Boondocks” and they’ll be keeping me for a long time with their latest song “Pontoon.”  We owned a pontoon boat for several years.  As a matter of fact, here it is….. As fun and convenient as they are, they do not go fast.  And that’s okay.  But when you […]


I love bridges. As long as they’re over water. And the water beneath isn’t troubled. Here are some of my favorites. Bonner Bridge stretches for more than 15 miles across Oregon Inlet and passes wetlands, marine wildlife sanctuaries and long stretches of beautiful beach. It connects the mainland of Nags Head to Pea Island Nature Reserve […]

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