Perks of being a flight attendant: enough days off in a row for a mini road trip. Spent a day in the Keys kayaking Islamorada until a storm rolled in and had a beer at Florida Keys Brewing Co.
Holy Grain Coffee Shop in Orlando, FL
The chalkboard art says it all! Officially set off on my mission to visit as many coffee shops, tea houses, and breweries as possible in my new central Florida base. Any recommendations?
Aero Rooftop Bar in Orlando, FL
"Come to this rooftop bar!" my friend said. "There's live music!" she said. What it really was: a DJ playing a ton of songs I didn't know, but thanks to this rum bucket I had a good time and even learned some new dance moves.
Sofia's in Margate, NJ
Searched far and wide for a good happy hour with Alexis. We both wanted to try somewhere new, and ended up drinking these "blood orange" martinis at Sofia's. Let me tell you, their bartenders did NOT skimp on the alcohol content.
Wingcraft in Atlantic City, NJ
My first official trip as a flight attendant was a huge tease. Flew down to Orlando from my hometown of Atlantic City to start my duty period. Received a call informing me that I was starting a 5-day trip. Sweet! Checked the schedule to see which exotic places I was off to, only to find that they were sending me right back to ACY to sit on call for 5 days… Took a few of the flight attendants who were lucky enough to get the same trip to @wingcraftac, and ogled over their beer selection while drinking an iced tea (in case I got called to fly). Of course I didn't get called to fly so I could've totally had a beer or seven, but alas...
AC Beer Fest 2019 in Atlantic City, NJ
My belated AC Beer Fest photo roundup is a little short this year because I was too busy drinking all of the beer and jamming to The Used. However, the best part of this year's festival was this alarmingly adorable service dog.
Hot Diggity Dogs in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Overheard someone talking about hot dogs and knew my soul wouldn't be happy until I had a proper hot dog. This old-fashioned, cash only stand has a 5-star rating (not bad for having over 400 reviews, eh?) and absolutely satisfied my craving.
American Icon Brewery in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Is it tasteless or fitting that a Jim Morrison mural is painted on a wall attached to a brewery?
Invasive Species Brewing in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Really enjoyed exploring the Fort Lauderdale area over the past month. And by exploring the area I mean visiting every brewery that time permitted.
Spirit Airlines Training Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Earlier this year I decided to take a hiatus from my day job to become a flight attendant (expect a blog post on that soon).
Change is not something I typically embrace. In fact, I fight it. However, despite the whirlwind these past few months have been — from the second I hit "apply" on a whim to the moment I earned my wings — things have continuously fallen into place and I'm trusting it.
Never in a hundred lifetimes would I have imagined myself saying this, but I'm so proud and excited to join the Spirit Airlines team. See y'all at 35K feet
The Apothecary 330 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
If you like a little side of mystery with your pizza, check out this bar tucked away beside a pizza shop in FLL. Walking in here made me feel like I was dropped into a game of Clue — it was Micki in the library with an empty beer glass.
Tarpon River Brewing in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Honored to be the one to bring Gretchen to her first brewery. She's also one of my new roommates, so I'm sure there will be plenty more breweries in our future