Life on the Island

  I came down to Little Gasparilla Island where my family has a house, that we happen to rent if you’re interested.  Gasparilla Villa .  I always forget what life is like down here, it is much slower.  I love it. 
  If you’ve never been to islands or spent much time around a beach you’re in for a treat.  When you get to your destination you enter something called “island time.”  Island time is when you have a destination, but you get there whenever you get there.  Clocks become relatively unimportant.
  Island life is fantastic.  We put our phones and tablets away for awhile and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.  Don’t get me wrong, as you can see we still have internet and TV, but we step away from it all for a bit and enjoy each other.  With island life comes a relaxation that you don’t feel in the city. 
  As luck would have it my grandparents and one of my aunts and uncles lives right next door to our house, which means there’s always good eatin’ as southerners would say.  We celebrated my grandparents’ 60th anniversary yesterday.  Sadly, that is a rare thing to celebrate these days, but we had a fantastic time. 
  While walking the beach at sunset yesterday I was able to find some shark’s teeth and honored the island gods at my aunts house by giving one to the pirate treasure at her house.  I’m going to have a ton of photos to go through after this weekend, but that’s always fun.
  Speaking of photos, I got to look at a bunch that my mom and aunt had from growing up, talk about a different time era.  These photos were awesome!  Among other amazing things, I saw times square from the 60s and how different does it look today…wow.
  More to come soon.

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Author: Travis Davidson

Growing up in Gainesville, FL around the timber investment and forestry industry, Travis Davidson understands the agricultural community along with the commitment and hard work it takes for a family business to be successful. Travis also understands the residential market in the North Central Florida area. As a graduate of the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville, Travis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, with a focus in public relations and marketing. Throughout his years at UNF, Travis was an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and represented UNF at a Public Relations Society of America conference in Atlanta, GA.  Travis joined his family's businesses shortly after graduation. Travis is currently a Realtor, land manager and forestry operations supervisor, across North Florida, for United Country | Land & Lifestyle Properties and Columbia Timber Company. His father, Jib Davidson, is a Certified Forester and the experiences Travis has learned in land and forestry management has led him to improve several timber investment properties into productive projects for landowners. His experience has also helped many properties attract native vegetation and wildlife to residential, agricultural and natural properties alike. Travis is a member of the Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors, Gainesville Chamber of Commerce and Florida Forestry Association where he earned the Master Logger designation. Travis is also an active communications committee member for the Florida Forestry Association.  Travis earned his rank of Eagle Scout while in the Boy Scouts of America and has become an avid outdoor enthusiast. Travis enjoys hiking, camping and spending time around a campfire with friends and family. His experiences in timber investments and real estate have built Travis' knowledge base and passion for agriculture and the outdoors that continue to grow more each day.

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