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Tips for a Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip from Key West, Florida

Are you a boomer traveler who enjoys a national park adventure? Florida travelers, what about a remote trip that includes sailing to an off-the-beaten-path national park? If so, you’re in luck. Guest contributor, Erika Nelson, is here to share her tips for a Dry Tortugas day trip. It’s the perfect addition to a Florida Keys […]

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Active Travel on Pine Island

For those looking to find an off the beaten path destination, Pine Island is one of the best places to visit in Florida. And it’s only 30 miles from Ft Myers on the state’s west coast. The Sunshine State has long been known as one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. Whether it’s a […]

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Overhead view of ocean, sand and beach condos at Amelia Island.

How to Spend a Weekend on Amelia Island

Although Florida is a massively popular vacation spot, there are still a few places that manage to stave off the tourist glut. Of course you need to be willing to go off-the-beaten-path just a little bit. Amelia Island, a barrier island located just off Florida’s northeastern coast, boasts breathtaking scenery and plenty of active travel […]

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Exploring Homestead, Florida for History, Food and Outdoor Fun

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

Our boomer travel readers love visiting Florida. And who can blame them? From spending a weekend on Amelia Island to a panhandle road trip, 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 vibrant waterfront playing […]

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Kayaking Big Pine Key

A Taste of Kayaking in the Florida Keys

Are you looking for a fun place to visit in Florida with a dash of adventure? Kayaking Big Pine Key definitely qualifies. 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 […]

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Fishing in Islamorada with Capt. Skip Bradeen.

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

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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Romantic Getaways in Orlando, Florida

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

Does a visit to the Flordia Keys sound like your type of baby boomer spring break? You’re in luck because there’s a Florida travel 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 […]

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