Christmas trees. Holiday photo opps. Dog-friendly. Oh, my! Gallagher’s Pumpkins and Christmas Trees in St. Petersburg, Fla., is a perfect place to grow the holiday spirit and it’s where I went on Thanksgiving.
You shouldn’t drink your calories, but what if your beverage is made to be a meal? This restaurant in Englewood, Fla., serves awesome over-the-top Bloody Marys.
Whoever said, “don’t drink your calories,” has yet to explore the Cool Craft Beverage Trail in West Volusia County, Fla. Birthed during the pandemic, and introduced to the world in November 2020, this is one of the newest things to do in DeLand. The trail features places and beverages that make this part of Florida special. Or, as the tourism offices states, it’s “Old Florida. New vibe.”
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.
Peace River Wildlife Center (PRWC) Hospital is receiving and treating more patients this year over last year. To accommodate the increase, the center is building new outdoor caging and fencing for the hospital. Work began following the Punta Gorda City Council’s approval of a three-year extension of the hospital on August 25.
Cortez Village is one of Florida’s last commercial fishing communities. Spend the day and experience its rich maritime history.
The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown provided opportunities of productivity. For some, it was seeing how many wine bottles they could empty. For others, it was converting their creativity into new opportunities. Renaissance man Dr. Guy Harvey chose the latter.
If an Instagram image has inspired you to visit Florida, meet some of the talented photographers and Instagrammers behind the photos.
To kick off the season’s creepy mood, I joined some spirits at the Haunted Tavern in Bradenton. The 90-minute pop-up, interactive event is equal parts history, entertainment, and with each round of cocktails, lots of eerily fun.
“This is Christmas in a cup,” The Man Who Numbers said while pouring a sample of Spiced Rum in the tasting rum. I was looking for things to do in Sarasota one weekend and a free tour of Siesta Key Rum Distillery popped up on my radar.
The Peace River Wildlife Center is hosting the Fur, Feathers & Food fundraiser with carnival games, food, photo booth with animal ambassadors, and live music. Annually, it costs PRWC $90,000 to feed patient and resident native wildlife.
Baby alligators are chirping, grunting, and snapping out of their shells this time of year and Gatorama’s 18th Annual Alligator Hatching Festival is Aug. 21 – 29. Attendees can hold and hatch alligator eggs in their hands at 10665 U.S. Highway 27 in Palmdale, Fla.
Reading inspires adventure. After reading “The Orchid Thief” by Susan Orlean earlier this year, visiting Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park became a priority. I finally stepped foot in Florida’s largest state park and soon realized, I’ll need to make a return visit or two.
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.
Paddling the Peace River is something you must do to be considered a true Floridian. Even us Yankees who relocated to the Sunshine State can earn our Florida cred by paddling a portion (or all) 106 miles of the Peace from Polk County in Central Florida to Charlotte Harbor in Southwest Florida. Here’s a confession, up until March, I have never paddled the Peace River.