These Small Towns in Florida Have More Charm Than We Can Handle
How have we never heard of so many of these before? The Sunshine State is known for big cities, like the glitzy metropolis of Miami and the bustling Orlando with all its Disney attractions. But it's also home to unique and special small towns—in case nightlife and rollercoasters aren't your thing. Escape to one of these destinations for a dreamy getaway, where you can relax, sure, but also try new activities, dine on delicious food, and shop til you drop. Think: New England and European charm—but with some of the most pristine beaches at your fingertips. Want to feel like you're in Spain? Head to Pensacola. Italy? Venice, of course! French Riviera? Post up at Rosemary Beach, off of Scenic Highway 30A. We're talking brick-paved streets, old-school trolleys, lighthouses galore (photo ops, anyone?), pastel cottages, welcoming inns, cute cafes, vibrant Main Streets (New York isn't the only state with a Park Avenue!), and more. And almost all of these towns are just steps (or a bike ride) away from glorious white sand and brilliantly blue water. While not all of these Florida destinations are technically small towns (some are neighborhoods within a city), we think you'll agree that they feel quaint, personal, and belong on this list. Which one are you booking first?
11 Actionable Ways to Show a Man You Love Him
Sometimes, actions really do speak louder than words. Everybody loves to feel appreciated and cherished, and that includes the guys in our lives. Sure, words matter, and you can tell him you love him every day; but why not show him, too? Sometimes, actions really do speak louder than words, and there are plenty of ways to show a man you love him that he'll likely appreciate even more than hearing, "I love you." Whether it's your spouse, dad, brother, son, or significant other, every guy needs to know how glad you are that they're part of your life. But it's easy to forget to show our love when we're all rushing around with other obligations, whether it's work, school, kids, or all of the above. But from little gestures to big ones, showing support for our men is good for them — and good for our relationships with them, too. The next time you want to reiterate your love for your man, consider actions over words. It doesn't have to be something huge; even small gestures can make your guy feel more loved, less taken for granted (because no one likes feeling overlooked!). By stepping back and doing something kind for your guy, he'll feel loved — much more deeply than if you just tell him you love him. Here are 11 simple, yet powerful ways to express your love, according to marriage therapists:
The Unique Meaning Behind Each Month's Birth Flowers
You probably know your birthstone, but what about your birth flower? If you’re a follower of astrology, the zodiac, or numerology, you already know that your date of birth is believed to have a significant influence on your life. People who are passionate about these fields generally agree that birth month can pre-determine things like personality traits, relationships, suitable career paths, and more. But even if you aren’t checking your horoscope every day or going through a spiritual awakening, it can still be fascinating to uncover the meaning behind monthly symbols such as birthstones, or an even lesser known category: birth flowers. While the exact origins of birth flowers are unclear, some historians believe they came into use as far back as Ancient Rome. Flowers were a common gift in the Roman Empire, and since the Romans were one of the first civilizations to celebrate birthdays, this could have led to the assignment of different flowers for each month. Regardless of how these categories officially came to be, the cultural fascination with flowers has lasted for centuries, and there are now dozens of flowers that have taken on sentimental meanings. Exploring the birth flower meanings for each month can be a new window into your own journey, and it can also be useful as a way to connect with loved ones. Purchasing a fresh bouquet filled with their birth flowers can make a simple birthday gift all the more thoughtful. And of course, if you ever needed another reason to treat yourself to some flowers, this is it. Birth flowers by month: