13 Sep, 2013 in Tallahassee
Lake Ella Tallahassee (1)

Among the few lakes around Tallahassee, perhaps the one I spent the most time in working on my things while sipping coffee is Lake Ella. It’s a fairly small lake, takes about 5-10 minutes to go around it, but it’s a charming little spot, and next to it are some lovely little local restaurants and […]

12 Sep, 2013 in Tallahassee
Tallahassee observation deck (1)

Want to see Tallahassee from above? Not many tall building in Tallahassee, so your options are limited to, well, one. Make your way to the new Tallahassee Capitol Building and go up to the 22nd floor observation deck. You’ll be able to see a small gallery of the local Tallahassee history and catch panoramic views […]

23 Aug, 2013 in Orlando
Universal Studios - Orlando Florida (2)

If you spend 6 months in Florida there are obvious musts that you just can’t decide not to do. Universal Studios in Orlando are probably one of those attractions. Although Disney was there first and is bigger, I dare say that Universal have put up a world class competition that beats Disney World in many […]

20 Aug, 2013 in Tallahassee
Greek Festival 2012 Tallahassee (19)

Tallahassee runs several annual culturally themed festivals. Though I missed the Tallahassee Jewish Festival by a few weeks, I was able to catch the annual Greek Food Festival last November, which allowed to me to visit what I’ve been told is one of the more interesting churches in Tallahassee – the Holy Mother of God […]

14 Aug, 2013 in Saint Augustine
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Saint Augustine (6)

One of the best historical attractions in Saint Augustine – America’s oldest city – is Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest fort in the US. It dates back to 1672 and was built to defend the Spanish colonialists from sea invaders. Throughout the years, it has served the Spanish, the British, and then finally the […]

5 Aug, 2013 in Florida
New Smyrna Beach Florida (27)

Want to see another gorgeous Florida beach? adding to my growing collection of posts about the wonderful beaches all around Florida state in the United States is the New Smyrna Beach. After visiting the exciting Kennedy Space Center, I headed up north towards Daytona Beach. On the way, the local guides were hailing a local […]

22 Jul, 2013 in Miami
The Deering Estate - Miami (21)

Charles Deering, a successful businessman, discovered Miami as a winter destination long before most of the other  Americans did. Back in the 1890s, he already started heading south towards Saint Augustine and Miami, when the winters in Chicago became too cold. Beginning of the 20th century he used his wealth to set a more permanent […]

19 Jul, 2013 in Miami
Ancient Spanish Monastery Miami-005

Though European history in the United States doesn’t go back beyond 15th century, Miami features a surprise – an ancient Spanish Monastery from the 12th century. Well, if you don’t have your own history, why not import it? The St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church was dismentaled in Spain and shipped over to the US and […]

12 Jul, 2013 in Saint Augustine
Around Saint Augustine (23)

To share with you a bit of the charm of "USA’s oldest city" – Saint Augustine, below is a small collection of photos from a walking tour I did while revisiting Saint Augustine with my father. Costumed guides, carriages, old colonial buildings, stone paved streets, wooden huts, lovely small artist shops, and it’s all next […]

9 Jul, 2013 in Tampa Bay
Treasure Island - Saint Petersburg (6)

After a few freezing cold days New York City of Christmas and Newyears, my family and I took a flight down to Florida to warm up a bit. Heading down to explore the western coast first we weren’t sure where to stay, but with elementary travel hacking skills we had a car waiting for us […]

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