Things to do in Southwest Florida: Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport Oct. 16 & 17, 2021
Oct13

Things to do in Southwest Florida: Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport Oct. 16 & 17, 2021

The Florida International Air Show soars into the Punta Gorda Airport Oct. 16 & 17, 2021. Not sure about you but I’m thrilled seeing events return! This air show is one of Southwest Florida’s biggest heart-pumping experiences.

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Florida Travel: Historic Cortez Fishing Village is Rich in Maritime Culture
Oct01

Florida Travel: Historic Cortez Fishing Village is Rich in Maritime Culture

Cortez Village is one of Florida’s last commercial fishing communities. Spend the day and experience its rich maritime history.

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Meet the Instagrammers Who Inspire Us to Visit Florida
Sep22

Meet the Instagrammers Who Inspire Us to Visit Florida

If an Instagram image has inspired you to visit Florida, meet some of the talented photographers and Instagrammers behind the photos.

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What’s New in Florida Travel for 2021: Adventure Trails
Jun29

What’s New in Florida Travel for 2021: Adventure Trails

As the coronavirus pandemic swept into the Sunshine State and country, you may have missed the announcement of some adventure trails launched in 2020 and 2021. Five destinations with trails are uniquely Florida. They all are fun to follow and offer a new way to discover a slice of Florida.

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This Sweet Florida Glamping Spot Has Donkeys!
May09

This Sweet Florida Glamping Spot Has Donkeys!

I love camping but I’m at the age where hotel camping is more my speed. Needing to reconnect with nature and center my soul, I used HipCamp to find a sweet Florida glamping spot near Jacksonville called the Good Karma HoneyBee Bnb.

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Tips for Planning a Shelling Vacation in Southwest Florida
Apr25

Tips for Planning a Shelling Vacation in Southwest Florida

Interested in planning a shelling vacation in Southwest Florida? Following is a response I provided a reader looking for advice on planning her shelling vacation.

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10 Reasons to Love Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring, Florida
Apr03

10 Reasons to Love Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring, Florida

Lush, dense forests, ancient oak trees, boardwalk trails, and history are some of the reasons to visit Highlands Hammock State Park. Here’s what I love about this Sebring park.

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Here’s How to Legally Step Foot on Cuban Soil Without Leaving Florida
Mar08

Here’s How to Legally Step Foot on Cuban Soil Without Leaving Florida

There’s a small plot of land in Tampa’s Ybor City neighborhood owned by the Cuban government. Yes, seriously. I mean, it’s Florida so anything’s really possible.

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Things to do in Southwest Florida with Visiting Friends & Family: Janet’s Itinerary
Feb20

Things to do in Southwest Florida with Visiting Friends & Family: Janet’s Itinerary

Do you live in Southwest Florida and looking for things to do with visiting friends or family? Here’s an itinerary for my friend Janet’s Feb. 2020 visit which includes activities in Sarasota, Punta Gorda, Englewood and North Fort Myers.

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Best Shelling Experience in Southwest Florida: Treasure Seekers Shell Tours
Feb14

Best Shelling Experience in Southwest Florida: Treasure Seekers Shell Tours

Shell, yeah! I had the best shelling experience in Southwest Florida earlier this year and it was with Treasure Seekers Shell Tours in the Ten Thousand Islands.

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Spa Day at Myakka Elephant Ranch in Florida
Dec30

Spa Day at Myakka Elephant Ranch in Florida

A spa day is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday and I arranged an indulgent encounter for a friend at one of the most unique spots in Florida, Myakka Elephant Ranch

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What to do When You See a Gopher Tortoise in Florida
Sep09

What to do When You See a Gopher Tortoise in Florida

What do you do when you see a gopher tortoise in Florida? The first thing is to congratulate yourself because seeing one is a special experience. Here are other reasons why.

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Things to do in Florida: Venice Shark Spotting Public Art
Jun07

Things to do in Florida: Venice Shark Spotting Public Art

Love an adventure? Fascinated with sharks? Appreciate art? Head to the Shark Tooth Capital of the World to enjoy the Venice Shark Spotting public art display.

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Sunflower U-Pick Season in Tampa Bay, Florida
May15

Sunflower U-Pick Season in Tampa Bay, Florida

April showers bring May flowers and now is sunflower U-pick season in Florida. Here are three Tampa Bay-area farms to soak up the sunshine and bask in the glory of stunning sunflowers.

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Follow the Florida Mermaid Trail in Brooksville
May10

Follow the Florida Mermaid Trail in Brooksville

Mermaids have entertained and enchanted visitors in Weekie Wachee Springs, Fla for decades. Now, spot them along the Florida Mermaid Trail in nearby historic Brooksville.

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