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Chad’s Blog: Home Away from Home

One of the best things my family and I love about living just north of Orlando is that we don’t really have to deal with tourists and traffic....

Chad’s Blog: Home For the Holidays

Chad Crawford talks about where to find the Christmas spirit Florida-style in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. 2017 holiday events include boat parade and home tours...

  Summer is upon us and with the kids out of school their sense of boredom will skyrocket along with the temperatures. The heat can be downright brutal in our state, but fortunately there is plenty of water and activities here involving the water to keep...

[caption id="attachment_11266" align="alignright" width="350"] Chad (age 19) hooks his first tarpon in Chokoloskee, Fl.[/caption] If you want to experience the ultimate in Florida game fishing without having to go offshore then tarpon has got to be your target species. Tarpon are legendary creatures in our waters...

 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQYMtj16OCY[/embed]I can remember as a kid being so jealous of people on the river that were fortunate enough to be on a houseboat. I was already a lucky kid just being out there, but I remember those huge vessels just dwarfing my dad’s eighteen foot...

The mosquitoes are poised and ready to pounce; the sweat is ready to roll off your brow. Very soon it’ll be time to crank up the a/c and invest in new beach toys and lawn chairs. Full-blown summer will be upon us before we...

We recently went on our yearly family vacation to New Smyrna Beach. Yeah, a whooping 45 minute drive for us from Lake Mary, one of the many bennies of living in paradise. One night, after a hard day of vacationing, my 8 year old son...

In 2008 the National Toy Hall of Fame named the most successful toys of all time, the winner was, you guessed it, the stick… Yep just your basic backyard, run of the mill, no batteries required stick. A few months ago my Dad made a...

If you're like me then you waste tons of time during the day on what Scott Belsky calls insecure work in his book, "Making Ideas Happen". Some examples of this include checking your email, Facebook, twitter, website stats, bank or stock account incessantly; basically anything that makes us...