I'm off to Florida today for a much needed staycation at my parent's house. I cannot wait to go swimming, soak up some vitamin D, eat ludicrous amounts of comida cubana and just hang on the lanai. Unfamiliar with the lanai? It's essentially a covered, screened porch, perfect for outdoor living. When I'm in Florida and have down time I tend to spend most of the day out on the lanai. I can enjoy the breeze and fresh air without worrying about the sun or mosquitos. I even sit out there when the weather's lousy. Call me crazy but there's nothing better than sitting under a covered porch during a tremendous rainstorm.