Europe has centuries-old castles, Asia has sacred temples, and the United States has our National Park System. As filmmaker Ken Burns said of them, they are “America’s best idea.” How is the government shutdown affecting our national parks?
Birds of a feather flock together, at least that’s how the saying goes. Floridians embrace the native wildlife. For those who appreciate the Sunshine State’s fauna, here’s a short list of the best festivals celebrating Florida wildlife.
Caution. Reading this post may cause tummy rumblings and salivating because here are some fabulous Florida foodie festivals for 2019.
As we begin another journey around the sun, here are some suggestions on what you can do in Charlotte County, Fla., in 2019.
What’s new in Florida golf for 2019? If golfing is your game, these four Florida golf courses and greens are new or improved for 2019. They include high-tech driving ranges and signature resorts and courses.
From day hikes to polar plunges and dogs in costumes to the state’s largest fireworks display, step or jump into the New Year with these fun Florida events.
Recently, I took a nostalgic trip to a place I once called home and I can confirm, yes, Flamingo is open in Everglades National Park. After many hurricanes and aging infrastructure, work is not done but one company has taken the destination under its wing to make it something magnificent.
Holly, jolly events are plentiful in the Sunshine State from Christmas light cruises to surfing Santas. Here’s my short list of fun and a bit quirky Florida holiday celebrations.
When Dede and Cambren Davis visited Italy about a decade ago, they were inspired to plant an organic olive orchard today, own The Olive Grove in Brooksville.
From RV rentals to unique camping locations to hiring a local friend to show you hidden gems, utilize the sharing economy to plan your Florida adventures.
Every ounce of me is meant to be a country gal. I can certainly hold my own in major cities as New York, London, Paris, and Bangkok, but even then, I’m seeking the most authentic, off-beat experiences. People who follow my adventures through Florida often ask, how do I find them? One source is the Florida Agritourism Association.
This will sound odd, but the Sarasota National Cemetery in Southwest Florida is a tourist attraction and I state that with the utmost respect. I visit a few times a year to find peace, clarity, and patriotism, and I imagine others visit with similar purposes.
Have spirits on the mind? Perhaps a visit to either Fort Myers, Key West, Monticello, Punta Gorda, or Ybor City is in order. Here are five ghost walking tours in Florida and most can be enjoyed year-round.
Feel like doing something wild during your Florida travels? How about spending an evening with one of the Sunshine State’s endangered species, the drive-in movie theatre. It has been one hot summer and with cooler evenings on the horizon, I am looking forward to taking a nostalgic journey to a part of my youth, watching a movie in the comfort of my car under the stars at a drive-in theatre. According to the United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association (UDITOA), 1958 saw the peak of drive-ins with 4,063 in the United States.
Florida is home to a variety of wildlife such as American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and Florida black bears. There are also several exotic safaris to visit and you don’t need a passport.