There is certainly no shortage of theme-park blogs online. But for these three local, professional women, blogging about their park hopping adventures has not only helped their followers around the world tackle the treacherous parks, it has added a bit of magic to their own lives, too.
Meet Tina, a nutritionist; Chandra, an insurance claims representative; and Samantha, a mental-health therapist. They all have one thing in common: they can’t get enough of that little guy with the big ears.
Sure enough, the Lake Mary area is home to some of the best theme-park bloggers on the internet
A Gullah Girl
Originally from Savannah, Georgia, the roots of Chandra’s maternal family stem from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Chandra is a descendant of the Gullah People of that region. Gullah refers to the descendants of the enslaved Africans who came to the coastal regions of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. The Gullah culture and heritage is a central theme of Chandra’s blog. She sees herself as a bit of a modern Southern Belle with a twist – her values and family traditions are heavily influenced by her Gullah ancestry.
Chandra, who lives in Longwood, has been in Central Florida for 20 years and blogs about the Gullah culture, food, experiences, and adventures in motherhood and marriage. The blog, A Gullah Girl, which Chandra started in 2013, often records her family’s regular trips to all of the area’s theme parks, as well.
Chandra has made theme-parking and blogging a family affair. She and her 10-year-old son, husband, and extended family have annual passes to all of the theme parks and do quarterly staycations at local resorts. When Chandra isn’t working, theme-park hopping, or blogging, she is building her handmade crochet doll business, which honors her Gullah roots.
Chandra, who works full-time in the insurance industry, has found blogging to be a great source of camaraderie.
“The best thing about blogging is connecting with people worldwide,” Chandra explains. “Before blogging, I really didn’t think that virtual friends were real, but I have made some wonderful, lifelong connections via blogging.”
Find Chandra at A Gullah Girl on Linktree, Instagram, Facebook, and at AGullahGirl.com.
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