A Florida Must: Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, Florida

In my twenties, I used to book vacations in sunny locations based on the square footage of beach space in front of the hotel. That was it. That was my only requirement. I wanted a bed to sleep in, a shower to wash off the sand from the beach and a place to buy a margarita. I don’t think those…
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Shopping Haul: Sawgrass Mills Outlets, Florida

Now you know I’m going to love any state where one of their most visited locations is a shopping outlet mall. And this isn’t just any outlet mall. This is the Rodeo Drive of Outlets. The discounts are insane, the number of stores is mind-blowing and the possibility for maxing out your credit card is extremely likely. This is Sawgrass…
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The Graffiti Wall Art of Hollywood, Florida

Today, the Fort Lauderdale adventure continues and we’re moving to the Greater Fort Lauderdale area for an bright spot I think you will agree is well worth a visit. This is the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project in Hollywood, Florida. Dozens of the world’s most celebrated graffiti artists were brought to the area to decorate the walls of alleys, street corners and even…
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Las Olas Boulevard: The Fort Lauderdale stroll you NEED to know

Cruising into Fort Lauderdale anytime soon? Las Olas Boulevard, in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, should be on your “must see” list. This was the advice I was given prior to my first visit last month. So naturally I had to give it a visit, see it with my own two eyes and report back on its real appeal.  Las Olas Boulevard begins on…
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Where to stay, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: The Pelican Grand Beach Resort

They had me at “rocking chair on the porch.” No really. Checking into the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a nine and a half hour flight from London seemed all the more easy as I spotted a line of white rocking chairs on the porch in front of me. Southern charm was calling me home. There…
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