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

Miami has earned itself a pretty epic reputation over the last century, often referred to as a magic city, it ‘s not hard to see why. There are so many fun things to do in Miami. One of the main reasons I was itching to visit Miami was for its beautiful beaches, world-renowned art, yummy … Continue Reading

First things first, Florida is one huge state! Coming from Europe, it’s sheer size can be something of a surprise and indeed trips from places like say Key West (down South) to Orlando (which is kinda in the middle), can take about 7 hours to drive – if you do the drive non-stop. The flip-side of … Continue Reading

There’s just so much stuff to see and do in the US that it probably comes as no surprise to anyway that the US has some pretty spectacular beaches to visit as well! Of course, the vast range of sights to see here means that beach time might be harder to squeeze in when you’re … Continue Reading

This is one we’d been looking forward to long before catching the flight from London to Miami… The day started off with a rather nice jaunt around Florida Keys swiftly followed by what was the longest drive we had on our road trip – an almost 9 hours drive all the way to Orlando! But who … Continue Reading

This one is off the beaten track and one that a lot of people who visit Florida (especially from the UK) have never heard of or even considered. It is effectively involves rent a tube (approximately $5 for one or $10 if you’re feeling really swanky and want one with mesh underneath to cool your bum) … Continue Reading

It’s that time of the year again! The summer party holiday season is here (or around the corner for some)! Holiday-time with friends and the general opportunity to let your hair down and de-stress coupled with the promise of having a crazy (in a good way) time with your friends is definitely one of the highlights … Continue Reading