Everglades National Park is Open During the Federal Government Shutdown But…
Jan21

Everglades National Park is Open During the Federal Government Shutdown But…

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?

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7 of the Best Festivals Celebrating Florida Wildlife
Jan19

7 of the Best Festivals Celebrating Florida Wildlife

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.

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Fabulous Florida Foodie Festivals
Jan06

Fabulous Florida Foodie Festivals

Caution. Reading this post may cause tummy rumblings and salivating because here are some fabulous Florida foodie festivals for 2019.

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Florida Travel: What to Do in Charlotte County in 2019
Jan05

Florida Travel: What to Do in Charlotte County in 2019

As we begin another journey around the sun, here are some suggestions on what you can do in Charlotte County, Fla., in 2019.

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What’s New in Florida Golf for 2019
Dec28

What’s New in Florida Golf for 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.

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Step or Jump Into the New Year with These Fun Florida Events
Dec26

Step or Jump Into the New Year with These Fun Florida Events

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.

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2018: Yes, Flamingo is Open in Everglades National Park
Dec14

2018: Yes, Flamingo is Open in Everglades National Park

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.

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Fun & a Bit Quirky Florida Holiday Celebrations
Dec08

Fun & a Bit Quirky Florida Holiday Celebrations

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.

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Florida Travel: Learning and Playing in The Olive Grove in Brooksville
Nov29

Florida Travel: Learning and Playing in The Olive Grove in Brooksville

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.

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Utilize the Sharing Economy to Plan Your Florida Adventures
Nov22

Utilize the Sharing Economy to Plan Your Florida Adventures

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.

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Meet the Florida Agritourism Association, ‘The Ultimate Field Trip’
Nov18

Meet the Florida Agritourism Association, ‘The Ultimate Field Trip’

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.

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Florida Travel: Stories and Respect at Sarasota National Cemetery
Nov03

Florida Travel: Stories and Respect at Sarasota National Cemetery

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.

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Five Ghost Walking Tours in Florida You Must Take
Oct18

Five Ghost Walking Tours in Florida You Must Take

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.

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Florida Travel: Sunshine State’s Endangered Species, Drive-In Movie Theatres
Oct14

Florida Travel: Sunshine State’s Endangered Species, Drive-In Movie Theatres

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.

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Florida Travel: Exotic Safaris Without a Passport
Oct09

Florida Travel: Exotic Safaris Without a Passport

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.

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