Wordless Wednesday: Florida Beaches are Oil-Free

Media frenzy is causing quite a stir in Florida lately. Tourism is our livelihood and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is casting a dark cloud of negative attention over the Sunshine State. Vacationers are rethinking their vacation plans because of the “what if” scenario. “What if there is oil on the beach when I visit?”

Well, “What if” there is an earthquake, volcano, terrorism attack, chlorine leak, food poisoning, or… well, you get the idea. There’s no guarantee where someone travels for a vacation it will be glitch-free. That’s why there’s travel insurance.

For those not in the know or those who don’t believe it, as of today, there is no Deepwater Horizon oil on Florida beaches. Enjoy this slice of paradise taken at Englewood Beach on May 20, 2010.

Englewood Beach, Florida, May 20, 2010
Oil-free! Englewood Beach, Florida, May 20, 2010


Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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