Family Getaway At The Marriott Courtyard Key Largo

Marriott Courtyard Key Largo

We love the Florida Keys and when we have gone on previous trips we usually go directly to Key West or the lower keys but this time we decided to take it slow and really get to know the Keys. So we took our time and did some island hopping starting with a stop at …

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The Shell Factory: An Iconic Southwest Florida Attraction

zipline at the shell factory Fort Myers

When it comes to Southwest Florida family friendly attractions the Shell Factory & Nature Park has always been a favorite. The Shell Factory and Nature Park is one of Florida’s most iconic tourist attractions. Over its 76 year history (opened in 1938), the Shell Factory has survived numerous challenges to stay in business, from the re-direction …

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A Weekend Getaway In New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach view of the lighthouse from the beach

Just an hour away from Orlando and 20 minutes south of Daytona New Smyrna beach feels very far away from these tourist traps. What I found most interesting and alluring about this quaint coastal town is how it brings together art, history, a laid back surfer beach atmosphere and an unspoiled natural paradise. I was …

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Discovering Fort Myers History With True Tours Walking Tours

historic downtown Fort Myers

Interesting and engaging the True Tours historical walking tour of downtown Fort Myers was very informative and entertaining.The 90 minute historical walking tour of downtown Fort Myers takes you back in time and immerses you in Southwest Florida history offering insight and stories into a bygone era and giving you a real feel of what it …

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Don’t Miss Cirque Du Soleil OVO Coming to Germain Arena In September

Cirque du Soleil OVO

I just love the Cirque du Soleil shows and am truly thrilled that Cirque Du Soleil OVO is coming to Germain Arena in Estero. Cirque productions completely redefine and elevate circus as a genre featuring the most fantastic acrobatics acts, fascinating costumes, original music scores and engaging theatricals, all woven together to create a story that feels more …

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Bungalow Beach Resort: A Delightful Beach Getaway in Anna Maria Island

Bungalow Beach Resort in Anna Maria Island

People head to the beach in searching for relaxation but that beach vacation can be delivered in many different ways. Although I am sometimes in the mood for lounging poolside with a margarita in my hand and having the kids entertained at a resort’s kids club my favorite kind of beach experience includes a kind of …

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10 Fun Things to Do With Kids in Saint Augustine

Castillo de San Marcos in St Augustine

St Augustine is the oldest city in the United Sates and was listed by National Geographic Traveler among the Top 20 “World’s Must See Places”.   Filled with history this town has lots of fun things to enjoy during a family vacation.  We recently visited St Augustine with my children who are six and nine …

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It’s Island Time At The Islander Resort: A Guy Harvey Outpost

The Islander Resort a Guy Harvey Outpost

Located in Isamorada the Islander Resort recently joined the expanding collection of  Guy Harvey Outpost properties after concluding a yearlong multi-million dollar renovation last year.  Renovations included upgrades and added amenities throughout both the main 114-unit oceanside property and the 25-unit bayside marina townhouse compound. The Islander is  a huge oceanfront property with more than 1,100 square …

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The Theater Of The Sea: A Real Gem In The Florida Keys

swimming with the sharks at Theater or the Sea

My kids love animals so when we planned our family trip to the Florida Keys we decided to make a stop at the Theater of the Sea in Islamorada.  In our travels we have been to many aquariums and parks where we’ve had the opportunity to see countless animal shows so I was not expecting …

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Matanzas on the Bay in Fort Myers Beach: Fresh Seafood With a View

Matanzas Restaurant Fort Myers Beach waterfront

Fort Myers Beach has lots of options when it comes to dining but few of them offer the beautiful view of the bay that you get at Matanzas on the Bay. Close to the beach yet far from the crowds Matanzas on the Bay is the perfect place for lunch with the family or friends, …

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