about me



Hey y’all! I’m Kayla and welcome to The Happy Florida, a Florida lifestyle, dining and travel blog!

The Happy Floridian is a site where you can find inside information on the best of Florida lifestyle, food and travel. From restaurant recommendations to tips for exploring Disney World to Florida style trends, I am here to share my knowledge and favorites with all of you!

I currently live in Gainesville, Florida and love sharing the ins and outs of my city, along with all of my favorite spots and things to do! I’m also newly engaged and on a fitness journey, and I’m looking forward to sharing those parts of my life with all of you.

I’m a Florida gal born and raised, and over the past 25 years I’ve lived all over the Sunshine State. I spent most of my life in South Florida before spending my college years in Orlando and finally settling down in North Florida and now Gainesville! I’ve traveled all over this state and it has my whole heart. I can’t image living anywhere else. 

Thank you so much for checking out my blog! Make sure to follow along on my Instagram, where I share daily updates on my life and some of my favorite Florida spots that don’t make it to the blog. You can also sign up for my email list on my homepage!

Love from the Sunshine State,

Kayla ♥