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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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At the King and Prince, You’re Treated Like Royalty

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway that will leave you wanting more time, look no further than the Golden Isles of the state of Georgia. St. Simons Island, 18 miles long and just a mile and a half wide, the landmass rests amicably on the Atlantic seaboard, beckoning visitors through its moss-dripping oaks to […]

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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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Florida Keys Photos: USA’s #1 Destination (updated 2020)

Stretching out 120 miles from Miami to the southernmost tip of Florida, the Florida Keys are arguable the best vacation destination in the contiguous United States. The “Keys” are known for the “old Florida” vibe, shimmering tropical beaches, fishing, boating, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The southernmost city of Key West is famous for Duval Street’s […]

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Panama City Beach Helicopter

Panama City Beach Helicopter Rides: 3 Girls, 1 Bird

I can say hands-down that the very best thing I did on my Panama City Beach girlfriend getaway was fly with the girls. And by girls, I don’t mean just me and the other female passenger, Donna. Our “bird” was a Robinson R44 Clipper II, a very popular 4-seater helicopter used by many smaller helicopter tour […]

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Discover South Carolina on a Greenville Segway Tour

Of all the ways to see the sights in and around historic downtown Greenville, gliding effortlessly on top of a Segway has to be the most fun! The people-mover machines used on the Greenville Segway Tour are fun and easy. The non-motorized machines are based on balance and respond to how your body shifts. Leaning […]

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