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Marcea Cazel

Marcea Cazel is a writer freelancing for Trips to Discover since 2021. Marcea went on her first international trip to Jamaica before she was one year old and has enjoyed the joys of traveling ever since. Having lived in Florida most of her life, Marcia understands the state is diverse in people and things to do. And while she does enjoy a theme park (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a favorite), she knows there are plenty of unique items for visitors to do in the Sunshine State that don’t involve rollercoasters and animatronics.

Lucky enough to have already experienced one of her dream trips to Havana, Cuba, Marcea also has heading to Vietnam and taking a European river cruise on her list of travel adventures to accomplish. Having worked as a Marketing Manager and Director for over 20 years, Marcea decided to combine her love for writing and travel and started her travel blog, My Cornacopia, in 2018.

Marcea’s work has appeared in TripSavvy, Samantha Brown’s Places to Love, and Tinybeans, and she has partnered with brands such as Princess Cruises, Visit Sarasota, Grand Velas Resorts, and Visit Music City Nashville. Marcea’s travel writing focuses on the southeastern United States, exploring the Caribbean, Black history, family travel, and cruising. Marcea has a Journalism degree with a track in Advertising/Public Relations from the University of Central Florida. While at UCF, she also minored in African American Studies.

Stories by Marcea

Sand & Sunshine

6 Best Beaches in Jacksonville, Florida

Aug 1, 2023

Living in Florida, I know beaches. From the party beaches of Miami to the quiet beaches at some of the state parks, there’s a different beach for each… continue reading

Family Fun

Top 12 Things to Do in Orlando With Kids

Jun 30, 2023

Living in Florida with a child means I know that trips to Orlando are inevitable. The theme parks offer a lot for kids of all ages to do… continue reading

Must-See Sites

13 Best Florida Museums & Restaurants to Celebrate Black History Month

Feb 13, 2023

Throughout February, the United States celebrates Black History Month. Created to educate about the accomplishments and trials that African Americans have been through, the month is an opportunity… continue reading

Beach Vacations

9 Best Beaches in Southwest Florida

Jan 24, 2023

World-renowned, the beaches of Southwest Florida have always been known as a place to escape the realities of life. With fine white sand and clear, calm waters, these… continue reading

Top-Rated and Underrated

11 Best Beaches Near Tampa, Florida

Sep 2, 2022

The third largest city in Florida, Tampa has become a popular vacation destination in Florida. With access to arts, entertainment, sports, and great dining, Tampa is home to… continue reading

Coastal Escapes

12 Best Airbnbs Along Florida’s 30A

Apr 29, 2022

Running next to the Gulf of Mexico between Panama City Beach and Destin, 30A is a scenic road in the gorgeous Florida panhandle. With 20 miles of beach… continue reading

Budget Friendly

10 Inexpensive Things To Do in Savannah, Georgia

Mar 23, 2022

Situated on the southeastern coast of Georgia, Savannah is rich in history, architecture, and fun. Known for its Southern charm and destination wedding locations, it’s a place ready… continue reading


8 Best Things to Do with Kids in Atlanta

Feb 25, 2022

The capital of Georgia and its most populous city, Atlanta is known for eclectic neighborhoods, civil rights history, and great food. It’s also a fun place to explore… continue reading

Charming Stays

Top 10 Vrbo Rentals in Alexandria, Virginia

Feb 1, 2022

Located on the Potomac River, Alexandria, Virginia is seven miles and a 20 minute Metro ride to Washington D.C. Making it a perfect home base for anyone who… continue reading


11 Best Vrbo Rentals To See Manatees in Florida

Dec 6, 2021

Traditionally known as manatee season, the months of November through March are the best times to be able to see these endangered mammals in the wild in Florida.… continue reading

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