Before I dive into my blogging adventure, I think it’s very important you get to know a little more about my background and what I consider “local”. Otherwise, you may get confused when my “local” posts jump between New York and Florida… wait, what?
Well – I am originally from New York, but moved to Florida in 2013. Thus, I often travel to New York to visit my family and friends. When I am there, I consider those posts local. When I am in Florida, I consider those posts local. I have homes in both locations and both states are a part of who I am. How are my New York trips considered “traveling” when I am doing dishes at my parent’s house or going to the supermarket to pick up milk? To me, New York is still daily life. When I am there it is not for travel.
Most people who visit out of state family may relate to this because they know they are using vacation days, spending money, somewhere different – yet they are NOT on vacation! Instead, I need to do what I do in Florida and “brake for beauty” to recharge myself.
There is also the serendipitous fact that I live near two major U.S. cities (New York City and Miami); therefore, my posts will some times be geared toward places that can be considered “touristy”. Maybe on my way to the airport I will take time to walk through Times Square. Maybe when I land in Florida I will head straight to Miami Beach. That is the point of “brake for beauty” – you can take in a beautiful sunset, stop to smell the coconuts, or even visit a touristy place (where you see something beautiful I hope) in your area. It’s about doing what ever YOU need to do to get out of the monotony of life and recharge yourself.