Archives for January, 2016

Go Florida Wild at Plantation on Crystal River

There’s a lot to do in Florida that you can’t do just anywhere – trophy fishing, competitive golfing,and strolling the miles of lapping waterfronts. At Plantation on Crystal River, you can do all of that, plus one more activity that you won’t find anywhere else in the world: swimming with West Indian Manatees.

Date Night in Gainesville

The only thing worse than having nothing to do on a Friday night is the pressure of a new date to do it with. Whether you’ve been together a day, a month, or many years, every couple benefits from spicing things up on date night. And lucky for you, Gainesville is a perfect place for couples. To help you find …

Biggest Little Money Wasters

You might think of yourself as the ultimate penny-pincher, but these little habits could be costing you big time! Throwing Out Leftovers The Natural Resources Defense Council claims that Americans throw away an average of 25 percent of their food and drinks. That’s a quarter of your grocery budget!  

Raising Kids with Different Personalities

Whether you are a new mother or have twenty years of parenting experience, you know that all children are different. Many children, however, fall into one of three categories: sensitive, boisterous or serious. Although your children will inevitably have aspects of all three categories, learning how each type of child tends to view the world can help you adjust your …

The Block & Bridle Club

You don’t know fun until you’ve played Cowboy Musical Chairs – at least, that’s probably what these two University of Florida students (C. A. Robbins and B. Hibbs) would have told you back in 1947 as they wrestled for the last available seat. This event was one of many highlights in the annual “Block and Bridle” club rodeo, a celebration …

A Weekend With: The In-laws

Even if you’ve had weeks to prepare, a visit from the in-laws can creep up quickly. The next time you face an unexpected weekend with you other half’s family, pull out this trusty three-day itinerary, tailor-made for Gainesville fun. When it comes to in-laws, the name of the game is “cast a wide net.” By showing your guests the best …