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    New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival

    May 26, 2017

      New Smyrna Beach is an hour drive from Orlando on Florida’s Atlantic coast.  This laid-back coastal town is quieter and less crowded than nearby Daytona Beach. Flagler Avenue is the cities beachside historical and shopping district.   It has an “old Florida” feel and is lined with a mix of locally owned restaurants,  shops and galleries.   Flagler Avenue runs from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean, ending at the Breakers Restaurant. This pink beachside hangout has a fabulous…

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    Battle On The Blueway

    This past weekend was the 3rd annual Battle on the Blueway. The sport of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is growing in popularity. The calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico make Ft. Myers…

    June 17, 2016
  • Beaches Florida SW Florida

    A Weekend In Pass-A-Grille

    The view from The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is spectacular.   Tampa Bay’s clear water sparkles below us as we approach St. Petersburg. It’s another gorgeous day in paradise.   Our destination?   Pass-A-Grille Historic Pass-A-Grille, on the…

    May 21, 2016
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    A Saturday on Sanibel

    Spring in SW Florida is marvelous.   The bright blue sky, crystal clear water and cooler weather make it my favorite time of the year.   What could be better than a Saturday on Sanibel…

    May 12, 2016
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    Exploring Miami With Stray Boots

    Did you know that Miami is home to nearly one million Cuban Americans? Or that the Effusion Art Gallery, a funky gallery in The Bayside Marketplace, houses the work of Romero Britto, a famous…

    February 3, 2016
  • Manatee Springs State Park

    Camping in Manatee Springs State Park

    How do you relax and recover after a fun filled, action packed holiday? The kids and I packed our tent, swimming suits, and cooler full of campfire treats and headed for the great outdoors.…

    January 5, 2016