We are always on the lookout for great places to find tropical treasures to add to our collection give our home the tropical vibe. Anything that will remind us of a vacation or favorite place, beach or memory is always welcome in our home. So we often find ourselves cruising beach shops, furniture store, island markets, and anywhere we think might have something we will love. On one particular excursion we found a whole new world of treasures just waiting to grab our attention. This is art festival season in South West Florida!
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It’s that time of year when romance is in the air and Valentines Day is right around the corner. Every year we take time from our long weekend life to try to make this day more than just a Hallmark holiday.Millions are spent on cards, chocolate, flowers, and stuffed animals trying to out do the year before. If you are into the tropical lifestyle and so is your partner there are a lot of other “close to home” and long distance getaways that can be romantic as well to celebrate Valentines day. Here are a couple of ideas we have come up with to help you.
Welcome back to the long weekend life snowbirds! It is time to make that annual pilgrimage to your vacation home in the south and enjoy the warm weather, sand, ocean, and relaxing lifestyle it offers. Many of you have been making the trip for years and have the packing down to a science.But we are here to help with the new trends and what to wear while your here so you don’t stand out as a tourist while you are here.
This may be especially helpful if you are coming from over seas to stay for a while. we see a number of families from Germany, the Netherlands and other areas over seas that have read things about visiting Florida and have maybe gotten some bad advice. we will try to clear things up for you here and now.
With summer here and four kids at home it is always a good time to find something to keep them occupied and have some fun as a family while living our long weekend life. If we want to be able to relax and enjoy our time together activity is imperative for the kids so they are not “bored”.
“Staycations”, are they worth it or not? First let’s define a “staycation” as it is a relatively new term being thrown around because of the economy. A “staycation” is a vacation of sorts only you find new things to do and see in the area around your hometown. It could be an overnight trip or a one tank trip but for the most part a “staycation” is exactly how it sounds.
Yep, saw this on Facebook so it must be true. Today (June 22)is National No Panty Day which can only mean one thing…….take the day off, break out the bathing suit and head to the beach! That’s what any good Long Weekend Life reader would do right?
ok Long weekend Lifers it’s time to break out those flip flops and celebrate! Today is apparently National Flip Flop day! I know! Who Knew right? Well apparently Tropical Smoothie Café created National Flip Flop Day six years ago and customers wearing flip flops can come into any of the 300+ Tropical locations, 2-7 p.m., Friday, June 15th and receive a free Jetty Punch Smoothie.
Every now and again I come across a product that I have to mention here and this is one of those times. A little history first though of how I came to buying this particular product. In the past I was not traditionally a fan of flip flops. With no arch support and an annoying little plastic thing cutting between your toes it was more than I could handle. So I wore shoes everywhere. In a quest to find lighter and cooler shoes, I was always trying different brands and types. I then found a brand offlip flops I loved through trial and error. Olukai’s were breakthrough for me. With arch support, a comfy foot bed and a ribbon of cloth between my toes I could finally wear flip flops comfortably. What could be better? But there are situations that are not conducive to wearing flip flops. Like chasing the kids and trying out their longboards. Getting off of or stopping swings on swing sets is difficult in flip flops too…..so it was back to wearing hot heavy sneakers on those occasions. Was there a product that was the best of both worlds?
There is a legend in Paradise that most claim is true, but only the participants know for sure. It is the kind of legend past down through generations and that songs are written about. It involves a small Island, a couple of lost sailors and a restaurant on that small island.But like any legend it depends on where you read it or who you hear it from as to what the true story is.
Just when I had dug my toes in the sand and gotten comfortable…..shots were fired in Paradise! Did you hear them? There is a battle going on in Paradise and your wardrobe closet and wallet are the battle grounds! You may think from reading that I have had a few too many Mai Tai’s but it is true and at least for now I am completely sober on this warm, Sunny and beautiful tropical Florida Friday.