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Five Funky Things To Do in the Florida Keys

June 25, 2015
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 the Florida Keys: A Boomer Woman’s First Catch

May 19, 2015
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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Exploring the Florida Keys Boomer-style

April 17, 2015
A funky Key West souvenir

The last time Alan and I visited Key West, Florida, we saw Elvis impersonators from the doorway of a bar. And the third floor roof hosted a nude club. No, we didn’t go. But our short self-guided cruise excursion in Key West started the idea of a boomer road trip to see what else the […]

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Romantic Getaways in Orlando, Florida

February 13, 2014
orlando balloon rides

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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Breaking for Spring in the Florida Keys

March 10, 2011
kayak-upper-keys-pennekamp-florida

Does a visit to the Flordia Keys sound like your type of baby boomer spring break? You’re in luck because there’s an expert in the house. Laura Martone, author of the guidebook, Moon Florida Keys, is here to advise us. Be sure to read to the end of the post to see how you can […]

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Saturday’s scene: butterfly rainforest

February 5, 2011
butterfly-photo-gainesville-florida

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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Tampa’s Wild Side

March 16, 2010
Bengal Tiger at Big Cat Resuce

Updated 03.15.2013 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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Old is New Again at Mosswood Farm Store

February 23, 2010
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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Saturday’s scene: Jacksonville’s Tropical Scene

September 26, 2009
flamingo-jacksonville-zoo-jacksonville-florida

I shot this tropical scene at the zoo in Jacksonville, Florida while on my first grandparent travels.

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Decadent French Toast Casserole from Sweetwater Branch Inn

September 24, 2009
Breakfast Room in Cushman-Colson House

Are you hungry, baby boomer travelers? Today I’m sharing another mouth-watering dish. Cornelia Holbrook, owner of Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville, Florida, makes a delicious french toast casserole. I enjoyed tasting it, along with many other items,  at the comprehensive breakfast served each morning at Cushman-Colson House, one of the renovated Victorian homes on the […]

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