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Active Travel on Pine Island

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Florida has long been known as one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. Whether it’s the cool vibes of South Beach, the oodles of family fun that can be found in Orlando or the wild wetlands of the Everglades, there really is something in Florida for everyone. But, for those looking to get off […]

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How to Spend a Weekend on Amelia Island

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Although Florida is a massively popular vacation spot, there are still a few places that manage to stave off the tourist glut—if you’re willing to go just off-the-beaten-path just a little bit. A barrier island located just off Florida’s northeastern coast, Amelia Island boasts breathtaking scenery and plenty of active travel options, all without the […]

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Exploring Homestead, Florida for History, Food and Outdoor Fun

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Florida is one of America’s most visited states. Known for its expansive beaches and multiple attraction parks, the Sunshine State really does have something for everyone. But, there are still some local spots that, although they may not receive droves of tourists, are still worth a trip — like Homestead. Come along as our guest contributor, […]

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Discover butterflies and more on a day in Key West.

If You Only Have One Day in Key West

Discover butterflies and more on a day in Key West.

Updated 09.08.2019: Our boomer travel readers love visiting Florida. And who can blame them? From spending a weekend on Amelia Island to fishing in the Florida Keys, there’s so much to do! If your Florida travel plans include “spend a day in Key West,” I might as well warn you—that’s not enough time. With a […]

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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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Five Funky Things To Do in the Florida Keys

Sunset in Key West, Florida

Updated 06.14.2018:  Is a Florida Keys road trip on your bucket list? It’s an iconic trip for boomer travelers that brings back memories of rolling down the highway with the windows open, ocean breezes, and quirky fun. If you’re headed to Florida, follow our list of funky things to do in the Florida Keys. Your […]

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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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Exploring the Florida Keys Boomer-style

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

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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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Breaking for Spring in the Florida Keys

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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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