There’s something really special about Florida! Not only is it packed-full with some incredible places to visit but it’s also got gorgeous national parks, amazing cities and some of the very best beaches in Florida that you really can’t miss.  Over the years, we’ve visited Florida countless times and explored all across the state. From … Continue Reading

The Florida Keys is hands down one of the best places to visit in Florida – especially so if you’re in the mood for the perfect sunshine-filled vacation. Stretching from Biscayne to Dry Tortugas National Parks, there’s a heap of the best things to do in the Florida Keys dotted all across the islands. This … Continue Reading

Just shy of the bright lights of Miami, the beaches of Fort Lauderdale and the iconic murals in Hollywood, the Everglades is a stunner of a place to visit in South Florida. That being said, it can be hard to pinpoint just a few of the best things to do in Everglades National Park if … Continue Reading

One of the largest cities in Florida, Jacksonville has a lot going for it! From an unspoilt coastline, gorgeous beaches and galleries galore, there’s a heap of the best things to do in Jacksonville dotted all across the city.  Now, although Jacksonville may not get the same attention as some of its Floridian city siblings, … Continue Reading

Perched on the west coast of Florida, Port Charlotte is around a 90-minute drive south of St Petersburg. It’s the kind of city that’s great for a day trip or weekend stay whilst exploring the Gulf of Mexico shoreline. So, to help you get the most of a trip, I wanted to share some of … Continue Reading

Not to be confused with Hollywood in Los Angeles, Hollywood in Florida has a totally different vibe; think fewer films and more pristine beaches and iconic street art! Nestled on the coast, between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Hollywood is a Floridian city that’s perfect to visit. Not only that, there’s a heap of the best … Continue Reading

The next day in St Pete started off nice and slow. We’d spent the last few days traipsing across Clearwater and St Pete (including the natural beauty that is Caladesi Island) almost non-stop, that I realised we hadn’t even taken a moment to enjoy some of what this part of Florida is famous for – … Continue Reading

The following morning, we bade farewell to Clearwater a little too late to squeeze in any proper breakfast. (Save for a quick pastry and a coffee as we left). Leaving Clearwater, we didn’t really have any plans but we’d gotten a few recommendations along the way – one of which was John’s Pass Village. A … Continue Reading

We arrived into Florida on the sunniest of afternoons (like one of those afternoons that was hot – even for Floridians), which instantly put a smile on my face. It had just been grey in London and the weather was having one of those transitional “not-cold-enough-for-coats but also not-warm-enough-to-go-out-without-one” kinda limbo moments (which happens over … Continue Reading

Waking up to that amazing Floridian sunshine has got to be one of the best ways to start a holiday! What makes it even better is starting the day slowly with an amazing breakfast and boy does The Diplomat do a mean breakfast! Like seriously, it’s the kind that makes you sneak extras out so … Continue Reading

Perched in the south-east of Florida, Fort Lauderdale is a city that’s amazing to explore and one spot you shouldn’t miss whilst in the state. It’s a city that in so many ways feels much less undiscovered than places like Miami; but one place that you definitely shouldn’t ignore. I mean, there are so many … Continue Reading

Prior to a few weeks ago, Fort Lauderdale wasn’t really a place I knew too much of. I think all I knew of it until we actually visited was that it was a place you caught the cruise ships from when you were in Florida. Seeing as I’ve never actually been on a cruise, I … Continue Reading

After exploring the beautiful street art in Hollywood and stopping off for a bite to eat, we decided to have a little jaunt around Hollywood, Florida – which, in a lot of ways, looks and feels pretty similar to Hollywood in LA with its palm tree-lined avenues and rather cool and sometimes quirky houses. We stopped … Continue Reading

It’s been a while since I’ve visited a place and just felt like I wanted, nay – needed, to stay for much longer. Typically, I plan my time well enough on my travels (at least, well enough for me) that when ‘home time’ comes rolling on by, I’m very content and happy to head back … Continue Reading