The Key to a Great Florida Vacation

The Key to a Great Florida Vacation

Just off the southern coast of Florida is a beautiful, 112 mile long string of tropical islands known as "America's Caribbean" -- the Florida Keys. A popular tourist destination, the Keys are renowned for their spectacular beaches and offer water activities and amenities similar to other island locales: fishing, boating, diving, kayaking and more. The main ports of call along the Keys are Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West.   One of the main attractions on Key Largo is John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the first underwater park in the…Read more
Beat the Winter Blues at the Clearwater Sea Blues Festival

Beat the Winter Blues at the Clearwater Sea Blues Festival

For many of my friends up north, winter is looked upon as a necessary evil they must endure until they can once again experience the delightful days of spring. I keep telling them that they don’t have to wait; all they have to do is head down to Florida and they’ll be able to bask in the warm sun, enjoy the beautiful beaches, and attend lots of fun events and activities. One event I am especially looking forward to is the Clearwater Sea Blues Festival, which takes place February 19 – 21 at…Read more
Fort Pierce, Florida: An Impressive Visit to the National SEAL Museum

Fort Pierce, Florida: An Impressive Visit to the National SEAL Museum

My husband and I recently watched the movie, “Lone Survivor”, which begins by showing some actaual footage of men training to become Navy SEALS. They say you have a better chance of getting hit by lightning than becoming a SEAL, and after seeing how difficult and brutal the training is, I believe it! Watching this emotionally moving film took me back to an amazing trip we took to Hutchinson Island, located on Florida’s east coast. The island has 23 miles of beautiful beaches, and is home to the National UDT-SEAL Museum.  The museum is…Read more