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beaches in pensacola fl

10 Best Activities & Beaches in Pensacola FL

As you can probably guess, beaches in Pensacola FL are the biggest draw. A humid subtropical climate combined with shimmering turquoise water lapping onto impossibly white sand makes it arguably the prettiest beach in the U.S. Pensacola is the largest metropolitan area between New Orleans and Tampa, yet still maintains a small-town vibe, especially around […]

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martin county in florida

10 BEST Things to Do in Martin County in Florida

Martin County consists of delightful Stuart, and several other small towns such as Hobe Sound, Port Salerno, and Hutchinson Island. It’s outside of the major tourist destinations, e.g. Miami, the Keys, or Orlando, and offers visitors more of an authentic Florida experience.  There are lots of things to do in Martin County in Florida! Martin […]

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amelia island florida

Things to Do at Amelia Island in Winter

A barrier island stretching along the northeast coast of Florida, there are so many things to do at Amelia Island for a relaxing romantic weekend or fun road trip during the chilly shoulder season. Car Rentals from $8.98 A Day: 7 Major Car Vendors, 15,000 Locations, Save Up to 40%. The island, named for Princess […]

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Naples houseboat

Boat Rentals Naples FL: How About a Houseboat?

It seems to be on everyone’s bucket list. Just mention the word “houseboat” and you’re sure to evoke romanticized images of a buoyant home floating in some exotic paradise. The marriage of a water-bound “hotel” to a gorgeous tropical setting can be found right here in the United States. I recently stayed on a magnificent […]

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The Datil Pepper Sauce Boss of St. Augustine

Sherry Stoppelbein and her Datil pepper sauce have a long history in St. Augustine.  Both lay claim to a heritage from the Minorcans. Transported in 1788 from the island of Minorca off the coast of Spain to northeast Florida as indentured servants to Scottish speculator Andrew Turnbull, the Minorcans eventually rebelled against the harsh conditions, […]

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Three Hands Fish: Hands Down, the Keys’ Best Seafood Resource

Three Hands Fish: Hands Down, The Keys’ Best Seafood

“Cooking with my grandmother was my alibi,” said Paul Menta. Curly-haired, charismatic, with an easy smile and sporting his beloved Liberty Bell tattoo, Paul is one-third of the dynamic trio behind Key West’s runaway concept Three Hands Fish. Rough and Humble Beginnings During his “misunderstood” youth in Philadelphia, Paul spent a lot of time with […]

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Jacksonville Beach - when you just want to chill

Jacksonville Beach Events and Amusements

I’m busy, you’re busy, we’re all busy.  So when I decided to take a “chill weekend” to recharge, I decided to try someplace new:  Jacksonville Beach – a relatively small beach community on Florida’s northeast coast.  Jacksonville Beach events and amusements did not disappointed. The Hotel Hands down, the best place to stay is at […]

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Best ever resorts for baby boomers in the Keys

Key West Holidays: Best Resorts for Baby Boomers

Overflowing with its own blend of bohemian-tropical charm, the Florida Keys are one of the few U.S. destinations that wield a magnetic appeal on the Baby Boomer generation. The Florida Keys is a string of small islands floating in an ideal seaside location between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. With Key West […]

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Best ever resorts for baby boomers in the Keys

Beyond Disney: Enjoy the Florida Keys with Kids

Sure, we all love the Disney and Universal theme parks in Orlando, but there’s a world of fun just south of Orlando – a string of small islands in the southern tip of Florida known as the Keys. Forming a barrier between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, the year-round tropical climate from Key […]

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St. Augustine

10 Reasons to Visit St Augustine in November

Proudly laying claim as America’s oldest city, the historical and charming St. Augustine was founded in 1565 and is also considered by many to be America’s most romantic destination. The brick-lined streets are reminiscent of the old town districts of European cities. Horse-drawn carriages carry tourists past grand historical architecture. The pleasant, sometimes humid, subtropical […]

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