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Fresh Look At The Old City St. Augustine, Florida

Fresh Look at the Old City St. Augustine, Florida

As the travel brochures and the tour guides are quick to point out, St. Augustine does not claim to be the oldest city in the United States, but the oldest continuously occupied European colony. Either way, a visit to St. Augustine is a trip through history - over four hundred years of it. And a city of contrasts. From its Spanish beginning, which is especially evident in its architecture, to its modern attractions, St. Augustine and Northeastern Florida is blessed…

Fort Lauderdale Gets A Whole New Break

Fort Lauderdale Gets a Whole New Break

Without losing any of its original vitality, the city of Fort Lauderdale has grown up and along the way become a sleek, dynamic oceanfront community. Gone are the days when this was a small provincial town attracting college revelers during spring break to the Fifties hit refrain of where the boys are. Nowadays, all of that has given way to a city primed for the twenty-first century, where the elites of business, society and international leisure lifestyles mingle easily along…

Sebastian Inlet State Park Florida

Sebastian Inlet State Park Florida

Located 15 miles south of Melbourne Beach is one of Florida’s most popular parks. Famous for it’s prime surfing and fishing, Sebastian Inlet State Park has something to offer everybody. If you are not the next Kelley Slater (professional surfer), the park offers picnicking, swimming, boating, snorkeling, scuba diving, camping, bird watching, hiking and biking. There are even two museums for the history buffs that wish to visit the park. This park is the final destination for over 500,000 tropical…

Oleta State Park, North Miami Beach Florida

Oleta State Park, North Miami Beach Florida

North Miami, Florida Welcome to Miami! If you want to experience the fun of South Florida, Oleta River State Park is the place to visit. The park is located just off U.S.1, only miles from downtown Miami in Northeast Dade County. The park is open daily and offers almost every activity you could dream as with a magnificent view of beautiful Biscayne Bay. Be sure to bring your bike because the trails at Oleta are some of the best in…

Florida’s Refreshing Fort Myers Beach

Florida’s Refreshing Fort Myers Beach

From my home in Ft. Lauderdale a day trip to the west coast of Florida is satisfying. Our first trip to the Ft. Myers area allowed us to explore some of the best attractions around, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford’s house, Bowditch Point Park, and Lover’s Key State Park. The Thomas Edison and Henry Ford house was an enjoyable start to our day, but finding it was a little difficult. There weren’t any signs off I-75, the main North/South highway…

Ocala, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Contrary to a great deal of native Floridian’s belief, many tourists view Florida as a place of intrigue. They think of it as a tropical destination just made for relaxation and entertainment. As a native Floridian myself, writing about the state has helped me to realize that all of the beauty, history, and mystique that attracts and beholds visitors was staring me right in the face when I was growing up. Now, I find myself learning about seemingly unlimited special…

Natural Born Adventure, New Smyrna Beach

Natural Born Adventure, New Smyrna Beach

One gorgeous Florida day spent with Captain Don Draper and his family will resonate for a lifetime. It was obvious from the start; Don Draper has a passion, a passion for life. A passion especially for life in the ocean! “My first ocean excursion was when I was just 2 weeks old, so I've been told. I don't remember learning how to swim. I grew up at the Jersey shore in the water and around our boats. I had wonderful…

The Wild And Scenic Loxahatchee River

The Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River

I recently had one of the most exciting adventures of my life. The afternoon started with a plan to drift lazily down the Loxahatchee River taking pictures of wildlife, as I would be blanketed by the shade from the 500-year-old Cypress trees. That plan was suddenly exchanged with an adventurous kayaking trip that I would never forget. Canoeing and kayaking on the "Wild and Scenic" Loxahatchee River is day full of adventure and beauty that is a must do for…

What To See And Do In Beautiful Daytona Beach

What to See and Do in Beautiful Daytona Beach

If you've never been to Daytona Beach, Florida before, you may be wondering what it's like. Most people think of Daytona as "that place where the NASCAR races happen," or "where spring breakers go to drink and be annoying." But Daytona Beach is a lovely destination that has much to offer any traveler. Whether you're someone who just wants to spread your towel on the beach for a week and catch some rays, or catch some fish out in the…

Florida Beaches Are Voted Best In The Country

Florida Beaches are Voted Best in the Country

The Florida beaches received the No. 1, 2, 3 and 9 rankings on TripAdvisor for Best Beaches in the U.S. TripAdvisor, one of the world's most popular and largest travel community, made the announcement this week in its newsletter, TripWatch. Pinellas County’s Fort De Soto Park near St. Petersburg was awarded with the No. 1 spot, while the Florida Key’s Bahia Honda State Park was ranked No. 2; Panama City’s St. Andrew’s State Park finished at No. 3 and Honeymoon…