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Top Instagram Posts 2017

Although I’m not an Instagram mega-star, my top Instagram posts 2017 demonstrate that the Up&AtEm Travel Instagram account has come a long way since joining in 2016! My #2017bestnine reveals...

Top 10 Travel Highlights 2017

From checking out Macau’s cultural scene to rolling through Colorado in America’s biggest truck, the Up&AtEm Travel highlights 2017 are varied! Although I did not visit any new countries this...

Sanibel Island Polar Plunge

Sanibel Island Polar Plunge

The Sanibel Island Polar Plunge occurs annually on the first of January at Tarpon Bay Beach at the “crack of noon,” allowing for all to recover from late New Year’s...

Miss Tunica Beachwear

Miss Tunica Beachwear Review

My Miss Tunica beachwear arrived at my parents’ house in Florida a few weeks before me. Leaving dreary autumnal London behind along with all of my jumpers (translation: sweaters), I...

Native American Food - Bison Poyha Sandwich

The Native American Food Revival

Chances are you don’t know much about Native American food, whether you identify as a US citizen or not. The majority of US residents vaguely ponder Native American cuisine once...

Dim Sum 101

Chances are big city dwellers, foodies and travelers have tried dim sum. But I am willing to bet that some of my countryfolk in the USA had not heard of...

Santorini

Top 10 Travel Highlights of 2016

I’m ready to say “sayonara” to 2K16 – a year that kicked off with a car crash and continued to metaphorically drizzle for its duration. Though coming home to J...

3 Festive Florida Events to Inspire the Holiday Spirit

Jetting out of the frigid Midwest to celebrate Christmas surrounded by palm trees may cause cognitive dissonance, but what Floridians lack in snow, they make up for in holiday spirit....

A Very Thirsty Florida Manatee

The gentle giant Florida manatee, also referred to as a sea cow, floats around in sea water all day, but loves to drink fresh water when available.  This curious fellow...

Warm Sanibel Welcome: Bridge Drive Time-Lapse

A semi-dazed and joyful expression illuminates my mom’s face as she opens her arms in a welcoming gesture. Eyes twinkling and head shaking subconsciously, she is at a loss for...

Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpting Championship

The Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpting Championship held in Fort Myers Beach, Florida is essentially an oceanside art exhibit with live demonstrations. The 28th Annual American Sand Sculpting competition included...