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Kyoto Forest Bathing, Become One With Nature

Recently, my husband and I traveled to Kyoto, Japan to learn about forest bathing. The trip was virtual through Zoom due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Our tour guide, Lee, demonstrated forest bathing and practiced simple forms of meditation with us. Additionally, we learned about history and rituals of Shintoism as he guided us on a […]

Romantic Panama City Beach, Share the Love

When looking for a romantic beach getaway, try Panama City Beach. The Florida Panhandle has approximately 200 miles of white powdery sand beaches. Panama City Beach is located 112 miles west of Tallahassee, FL and about 130 miles east of Pensacola, FL. During the spring each year, Panama City Beach is a haven for spring […]

cozy night on a farm

Cozy Farm Stay; or How to Befriend an Alpaca

While traveling through northern Florida last June, my husband and I had the opportunity to spend a cozy farm stay glamping in an alpaca paddock. We figured what better place to social distance than on a farm! paid link Cozy Farm Stay Tent We arrived at the Home Field Advantage Farmstead mid afternoon and were […]

How to Vacation Safely during Covid-19

How to vacation safely during the Covid-19 pandemic has proven difficult, as many places are banning travelers from the U.S. Even within the United States interstate travel in limited. My husband and I initially had a road trip planned that took us up through Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia. We opted to postpone most of […]