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Family Fun In Grand Cayman

Family Fun in Grand Cayman

When you think of the Cayman Islands you can expect to imagine offshore banking probably comes to mind. Yes, the banking industry is part of what drives the economy of these picturesque islands, that, and tourism. Many people experience Grand Cayman for only a few short hours when their cruise ship docks at George Town, but those who make it their vacation destination discover what a unique place it really is. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone happy, and…

Spring Break In South Beach Miami – My Experience

Spring Break In South Beach Miami – My Experience

s a recent college student, of course, I went away for spring break one year. My roommate’s and I looked for a sunny and warm destination to get away from studying and South Beach Miami was an obvious choice for us. My college had Spring Break at the end of March and the weather in the North East was still chilly. My girlfriends and I were ready for some fun and sun in South Beach Miami because it has an…

Skylar’s First Jump

Skylar’s First Jump

My wife Shelly and I run a small Drop Zone just outside of Key West, Florida. My name is Christian, I do the tandems and she does the video jumps. Our daughter Skylar was born 12-22-98 and ever since, she has been the center of our lives. Both of us being passionate skydivers with over 10,000 jumps between us, it was a natural desire to take Skylar up with us on a jump as soon as we felt she was…

Florida Renaissance Festival – What A Day!

Florida Renaissance Festival – What a Day!

Growing up I always held a fascination for the English Period, so when I was invited to the Broward County and Florida Renaissance Festival was so excited to attend and anticipated a great day. This festival is held in February of every year in a Broward County park and this year it was in Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach. On entering the festival, I was transported immediately into my favorite period, The Medieval Era. My eyes could not hide my…

Florida Wildlife- Take A Walk On Florida’s Wild Side

Florida Wildlife- Take a Walk on Florida’s Wild Side

Florida has always been famous for miles of sandy beaches and warm sunshine, but beyond the coast endless opportunities abound for the explorer with countless types of wildlife species to visit, observe and appreciate. Whether you choose to view Florida wildlife in a natural environment such as a state park, or from behind a fence in a zoo, there are captivating options for all visitors. Florida boasts 160 state parks covering the state from the Panhandle to the Keys. Myakka…

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…

Shark Valley Entrance in Everglades National Park

  The Everglades, sometimes called the "river of grass," is seasonally dominated by a shallow, slow-moving sheet of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay. Over the years that I have resided in South Florida I have heard about Shark Valley and the 15-mile bike path that leads to the Florida Everglades. Riding the bike path into the Everglades has been something I have wanted to do for a long time. In July, I…

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…

Florida’s Upper Keys – Great Scuba Diving and Eco Friendly Tours

Not so far away there is an exceptional getaway, The Florida Keys. It’s an extraordinary place full of intriguing history, geology, wildlife, and adventure activities. History The Keys extend south from the southeastern tip of Florida then west to the Dry Tortugas. Discovered in the early sixteenth century by the Spanish the islands were populated at an early date by the Caloosa Indians. The British followed the Spanish and settled in the Keys for the fishing and turtle hunting. Bahamians…

Meet Nicki LaPierre Marine Mammal Training – Florida Keys

Nicki LaPierre is a perfect example of how determination and a little hard work can lead to finding your dream job. Nicki, a slender a 24 year old with a great tan, found her dream job three years ago as a dolphin handler in the beautiful Florida Keys. Her cheerful attitude clearly displays the passion she has for what she does. She always has a smile on her face, and that smile gets even bigger when she's around children. She…