Florida in December | Marco Island

Marco Island, Florida - Ali in Bloom

If you follow me on Instagram or  saw my post Things to do in Naples, Fl | Exploring Naples, you know that I spent some time in Florida in the month of December to visit family and have a relaxing getaway with my mom after the end of the semester. During our trip, we spent most of our time in Naples, but for some reason (I would say just out of habit), we always go to Marco Island for our beach days. Oh, what to say about Marco Island? Marco Island leaves me at a loss for words.  Like they always say, I think there is something so theraputic about the beach. You’re soaking up all the vitamin D you could need, you have an amazing view, soft sand in between your toes, you’re unplugged from the rest of the world and you’re just relaxing, listening to the crashing of the waves and the squawking on the seagulls.   Marco Island  is especially quiet and peaceful. There aren’t any  wild beach parties; there isn’t blaring music – just people trying to soak up the sun, take a sailing trip, jet ski around the bend to find some dolphins and play a little beach volleyball. It is the exact kind of beach I like to hang out on.   If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend checking out Marco Island. I don’t think you’ll be dissapointed if you’re looking for a little R&R.

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On the beach I love to go on walks. I can lay out in the sun just like any other girl, but after too long, I get restless and like to move around. On Marco Island, the walk along the beach is so fun. You get to look at all of the beach-front hotels, see if the fishermen caught anything along the shore and look for shells and coral.

Marco Island, Florida - Ali in Bloom

Knowing we would spend all day on the beach, my mom and I packed snacks: strawberries, deli meat, banana chips and almonds. When I pulled them out to eat, the seagulls came swarming in. It was honestly so scary! But I have to say, they sure look pretty from afar.

Marco Island, Florida - Ali in Bloom

I can’t say it enough, but I seriously love Florida. I want to know: Have you ever been to Marco Island? What are your favorite things to do on the beach? 

Make sure that you don’t miss part 1 of my vacation recap: Things to do in Naples, Fl | Exploring Naples!

Things to do in Naples, Fl | Exploring Naples

From shopping, golfing, dining, exploring and beaching, there are so many things to do in Naples, Fl. Discover the best attractions in Naples, Fl.

Every year my mom and I try to get down to Florida for a short trip together. We have family in Florida, so we always seem to see the same areas and go to the same places, but this year we explored new areas that we have never really spent much time in… Even some places we’d never been before. I’m not sure what Naples, Florida is actually known for, but when I think of Naples, I think retirement and golf courses. Sure, Naples does have some impressive looking golf courses, but it is also packed with a huge assortment of restaurants, shops and entertainment. 

Door County, WI: A Weekend on Pioneer Lane

This past weekend my mom and I escaped for the weekend to Door County, WI. It was my first time visiting the quaint county on the Wisconsin peninsula, and it was the perfect place to get away and relax. I stayed at Lodgings at Pioneer Lane in Ephraim and had a very pleasant experience there. I would highly recommend it to friends/family – as well as go back myself. Our room fit my and my mom’s style perfectly. It was called The Sea Chest, and with a view of the water from the living room, the nautical theme seemed fitting. I could have lived in that suite forever!