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Daily Dose 4.16.23

Casey Kolp fishing on a boat.

The Hubs and just returned from a long weekend getaway in Clearwater, Florida – our all-time favorite weekend getaway destination. We’re so hooked on this place; we’ve been there three times now! Our mission this time around was to hop on a deep-sea fishing charter, after a disastrous attempt in Hawaii during our honeymoon. That “fishing” expedition was nothing more than a glorified boat ride, so we were determined to reel in a real adventure this time.


Our 5-hour deep sea fishing charter was an absolute success! It was the perfect way to recharge our batteries, both mentally and physically. Maybe it’s the saltwater that seeps into your soul and makes everything delicious!  After a long winter, it felt amazing to soak up some rays and sip umbrella drinks in the sun. We returned feeling refreshed and revitalized for the week ahead.


Unfortunately, we came back to a world of April showers and taxes – both equally unpleasant. At least we came back feeling fresh and revitalized for the week ahead. Overall, our trip to Clearwater was a reel treat – one we’re already planning to cast off on again. 

Roll the Credits,

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Casey Kolp

Cheers! I’m Casey! Get ready for a blog full of wanderlust, culinary adventures, and unfiltered opinions – where I spill the tea (and the wine) on all things food, lifestyle, and travel!

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