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Feeding a butterfly at Greathouse Butterfly Farmn Earlton, Florida

Enjoy a Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville, Florida

    Butterfly heaven—that’s the image that comes to mind when I remember my visit to the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. I couldn’t help but smile as they floated around me. No wonder the local children’s hospital brings young cancer patients here to de-stress from the rigors of cancer treatment. […]

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Bengal Tiger at Big Cat Resuce

Tampa’s Wild Side

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 not for […]

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Mosswood Farm Store in Micanopy, Florida

Old is New Again at Mosswood Farm Store

  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, museum […]

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Decadent French Toast Casserole from Sweetwater Branch Inn

Are you hungry, baby boomer travelers? Here’s another mouthwatering breakfast dish from my collection of bed and breakfast recipes. Cornelia Holbrook, owner of Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville, Florida, shared her decadent french toast casserole recipe with me. You’ll appreciate this delicious start to the day before exploring Paynes Prairie State Preserve or kayaking the […]

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Living With History at Cross Creek

For a step back in literary time, baby boomer book lovers should visit Cross Creek, home of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, on their next Florida vacation. Walking the grounds and buildings of the 1930’s Florida homestead is like entering  a pre-wired world. Here, Rawlings’ wrote her novels, including Pulitzer Prize winner, The Yearling, at a […]

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Walking the garden paths at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Are you a baby boomer gardener? If so, the next time you travel to Florida, take a detour from the beaches to visit Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Located in the north central part of the state near Gainesville, the gardens are home to the world’s largest lily pads, Florida’s largest public display of bamboo and the […]

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