Chad’s Blog

Chad’s Blog: Do downtown Sanford

As I travel throughout florida, as I always Do, people often ask me where I’m from. When I say I’m from Seminole County and grew up in Sanford, I am so thrilled to hear that they have visited my hometown -- even from Floridians who...

Chad’s Blog: Saving Our Water One Yard at a Time

I’ve been approached by so many people lately asking me how they can help Florida with the terrible water crisis in South Florida. The answer isn’t a simple one, but a really good place to start is in our own yard....

Chad’s Blog: how to Do birding

I’ve spent a lot of time outdoors, so I’ve certainly seen my fair share of ospreys, herons, pelicans, and sandhill cranes, but I’ve never really considered myself to be much of a bird watcher. In fact, you probably never considered yourself to be one, either....

Chad’s Blog: Doing florida in your own backyard

If you know anything about me, I am all about getting out and Doing florida -- even if it’s in my own backyard. After all, we live where others vacation, so options for day-trip getaways and staycations often leave us with plenty of time to...

Chad’s Blog: Summer is Here

I don’t know about you, but summertime is in full swing and I am so excited! Ah, vacations, BBQs, and long, sunny days. Sure, it can get pretty doggone hot in Florida this time of year, but there are still plenty of things to Do...

Chad’s Blog: Do Naples

Florida’s Paradise Coast runs along the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida and is considered an idyllic Florida getaway -- even if you’ve lived in Florida for years. There’s such a laid-back lifestyle in an almost secluded area near gorgeous turquoise waters and white sands....

Chad’s Blog: Do Orlando North

No matter where you live in Florida -- or even if you’re just visiting -- there are plenty of things to Do around here without going very far. Heck, I’ve lived in Seminole County, Florida my whole life and I’m still finding new things to...

Chad’s Blog: Discovering Old Florida

Every time I stumble across a bit of Old Florida, it’s like I’ve been sent back to a time before there were cars, internet, or smartphones — heck, before any phones at all. No matter where you live in Florida, you are never far from...

Chad’s Blog: how to Listen to Your Dog

That’s the great thing about dogs -- going anywhere outdoors is an adventure. Even a walk around the block can be the most exciting part of their day. They are so in-tune with nature and everything around them. Just like me, he just needs to...

Chad’s Blog: Support Your Florida Farmers

I was recently at a U-Pick strawberries just a few miles from my house in Seminole County, and it really got me thinking about where my family gets its fresh produce and how much of it comes from Florida. Florida’s agriculture industry is second only...