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Kayaking Big Pine Key

A Taste of Kayaking in the Florida Keys

Kayaking Big Pine Key

Driving over a mile-long bridge that spans cerulean blue water—snorkeling with a multitude of color fish—tasting that first delicate bite of key lime pie—are these the scenes that come to mind when you think of a boomer road trip in the Florida Keys? Those were certainly the images that crowded my mind. And then the folks […]

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Sunset in Key West, Florida

Five Funky Things To Do in the Florida Keys

Sunset in Key West, Florida

On a Florida Keys road trip, as a guest of The Florida Keys and Key West, I expected to indulge in tasty seafood, treat myself to key lime pie, appreciate early American history, go charter fishing and photograph numerous sunsets. While I found all of this and more, what I didn’t expect to find were the […]

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Fishing in Islamorada with Capt. Skip Bradeen.

Fishing in the Florida Keys: A Boomer Woman’s First Catch

Fishing in Islamorada with Capt. Skip Bradeen.

Fishing in the Florida Keys? This travel princess? Those were my thoughts when I learned a Florida Keys press visit would include a half-day fishing charter with Captain Skip Bradeen on the Blue Chip Too. When our group of travel writers arrived at Whale Harbor Marina in Islamorada, my misconceptions about offshore fishing were about […]

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orlando balloon rides

Romantic Getaways in Orlando, Florida

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Do you have a romantic St. Valentine’s Day planned out yet? Seeing as how February is the month of romance, there are a lot of options for romantic getaways everywhere you look this time of year. However, just in case you’re lacking a bit of inspiration for romantic ideas, today’s guest writer, Michelle Rise, is […]

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Saturday’s scene: butterfly rainforest

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Baby boomer photographers will find plenty of photo opps at the Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville, Florida. On my visit, butterflies were everywhere—floating beside me, congregating near a water feature, even landing on my blouse. I smiled my way through this permanent exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History. You will too. Have you photographed […]

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Bengal Tiger at Big Cat Resuce

Tampa’s Wild Side

Bengal Tiger at Big Cat Resuce

Updated 01.01.2016 Did you know that Tampa, Florida, has a wild side? No, I’m not talking about an exotic nightlife adventure for baby boomers. Instead, manatees and big cats are the stars of this wildlife experience for travelers visiting Tampa. Peaceful Giants at Stratz Jr. Manatee Hospital First, let’s go to the hospital. But, this one’s […]

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Mosswood Farm Store in Micanopy, Florida

Old is New Again at Mosswood Farm Store

Mosswood Farm Store in Micanopy, Florida

Updated 03.15.2013 What happened to the old way of doing things — before our every day life became mechanized? To find out, include a visit to Micanopy on your next Florida vacation. At Mosswood Farm Store and Bakehouse, you’ll discover wooden clothespins, butter churns, hand-cranked coffee grinders and recycled overalls. No, this isn’t an antique store, […]

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