In Episode 72 of the Wandering But Not Lost Podcast, co-hosts Matt Emerson and Jan O’Brien welcome back Rich Brodkin to the WBNL Podcast studio to discuss the ever-changing face of communication and how to make sure that you are connecting with your client. In Wandering Zen, Jan shares her recent travels to the quaint town of Dunedin, Florida.
WBNL 52: Communication 101 in 2019
Communication has morphed over the past 5 years and although the trend has moved toward texting as the primary form of connecting, it may not be the best way to communicate during the real estate transaction. The key is to find out how your clients want to be reached and then make sure that you are communicating with the way it is the most comfortable with them – this will definitely make a difference in the relationship you want to build.
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Wandering Zen – Wandering Dunedin
This week we head back to the Sunshine State which boasts 177 state parks and 195 craft breweries to explore! We’re going to zero in on the hamlet of Dunedin and explore with Jan O’Brien who recently visited and did some wandering.
Dunedin (pronounced DONE-EE-DIN) is a city in Pinellas County, Florida on the Gulf coast about 24 miles north of St. Petersburg. Two Scotsman who applied for the first post office in North Pinellas County in 1899 named the town, which is derived from Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh.
Scottish families originally settled Dunedin and by 1913 the population was 350. Today Dunedin has 36,545 residents (2017).
Sister City to Stirling, Scotland https://www.yourstirling.com/
Dunedin embraces and maintains it Scottish roots and that influence can be seen and felt throughout the town.
- Annual Dunedin Highland Games takes place in April – just celebrated the 53rd year http://dunedinhighlandgames.com/
- Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival is an annual event in November http://www.dunedincelticmusicfestival.com/
- Dunedin High School Highlander Marching Band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niCpZ7xxGrw
Here is my list of even more reasons to visit (or perhaps move to) Dunedin, FL:
- Honeymoon Island State Park – https://www.floridastateparks.org/honeymoonisland. Four miles of White sandy beaches, shelling, amazing bird watching (eagles, osprey, great-horned owls), a three-mile trail through a pine forest.
- Dunedin Causeway – https://www.dunedingov.com/live-work-play/play-around-town/dunedin-causeway 5-mile route that leads from Bayshore Boulevard (Alternate 19) directly to the entrance of Honeymoon Island. It is a terrific destination for fishing, watercraft activities, and sunbathing. The area is also a popular venue for walking, jogging, and bike riding as a spur of the Pinellas Trail runs along the entire length of the Causeway on the south-side of the road.
- Caladesi Island State Park https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/caladesi-island-state-park Accessible only by boat.
- Pinellas Trail – bisects downtown Dunedin. This is a 39-mile cycling and pedestrian trail created along a portion of abandoned railroad corridor that extends from St. Pete to Tarpon Springs.
- Craft Breweries – https://www.cafealfresco.com/blog/7-unique-tampa-bay-beer-breweries-in-dunedin-fl-near-cafe-alfresco/
- Dunedin Brewery – Florida’s oldest microbrewery
- Soggy Bottom Brewing Company
- Caledonia Brewery
- 7venth Sun Brewing Company
- Cueni Brewing Co
- Woodwright Brewing Co
- Dunedin House of Beer
- Spring training home to the Toronto Blue Jays and the Dunedin Blue Jays Class A baseball team https://www.dunedingov.com/city-departments/parks-recreation/facilities/dunedin-stadium
Learn more about Dunedin – visitdunedinfl