Month: October 2017

JD's Bistro in Port Charlotte is Offering Ceviche During Punta Gorda's Restaurant Week, Nov. 1 - 12, 2017
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Punta Gorda Restaurants Serve Palate Pleasures Nov. 1 – 12, 2017

Fifteen Punta Gorda restaurants have come together to serve innovative entrees during Punta Gorda Palate Pleasures Restaurant Week Nov. 1 – 12, 2017.

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Dean's South of the Border in Punta Gorda, Fla.
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Punta Gorda’s Dean’s South of the Border is Turning 25!

If you have dined or sipped an adult beverage or two at Dean’s South of the Border, then you know it is a Punta Gorda institution. And hard to believe, the eatery is celebrating its 25th anniversary November 6, 2017, with six days of throwback fun.

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"Steel Palm" is Signature Sculpture of the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens in Punta Gorda, Fla.
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Florida Travel: Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens in Punta Gorda

More than a decade in the making and a gift of Roger and Linda Tetraul and the Roger and Linda Tetrault Family Foundation, the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens has made its public debut.

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Able Women Spreads the Message on How Fly Fishing Can Positively Impact the Human Will and Spirit.
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2017 ICAST Finds for Female Solo Travelers

I survived my first ICAST, the fishing industry’s largest tradeshow, and found some great finds for female solo travelers. Ranging from services to gear to fun gifts, here are my top 2017 ICAST finds.

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When I Was 18: #MeToo
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When I Was 18: #MeToo

Women are taking to social media and sharing their experience with sexual harassment with a goal of raising awareness as to how widespread it is. Over the years, yes, I’ve experienced sexual harassment and assault and perhaps what I experienced at my first paying job out of high school, almost 30 years ago, stands out as the most disgusting and embarrassing.

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Disaster Hair Don’t Care. How I Tamed My Hurricane Irma Mane.

Following Hurricane Irma, I realized disaster hair don’t care and I learned to tame my wild locks.

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Crab Meat Being Packed at Olympic Shellfish in Bayou la Batre, Nov. 2016.
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Gulf Shrimp, Crabs and Oysters, Oh My! Learning the Business of Alabama Seafood

On a fall day, I spent a day in Bayou la Batre, located less than a 2-hour drive west from Gulf Shores, learning about Alabama’s seafood industry and the importance of wild-caught Gulf seafood.

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Hurricane Palms Downed from Hurricane Irma, Sept. 2017.
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Catching a Break After Hurricane Irma: Battered and a Little Broken

Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida three weeks ago and I’m still finding my normalcy. Except for a few fallen palm fronds and a wind-blown bougainvillea, this devastating storm spared my home and property yet, I’m still feeling unsettled as I transition from surviving to living.

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Radcliff at One of St. Augustine's Dog-Friendly Beaches
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Pawtastic Fun on One of St. Augustine’s Dog-Friendly Beaches and Beyond

As cliché as it is, I enjoy long walks on… dog-friendly beaches. And just my luck! Earlier this summer my traveling companion’s paws and my feet walked atop the sand of the gorgeous beach at 30 Degrees 8 Minutes North Latitude in Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) near St. Augustine, Florida.

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