November 28, 2014

Penny-Pinching Tips for Visiting Floridaís Palm Beaches


medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; The Palm Beaches represent one of the largest residential concentrations of wealth in the world. A popular destination for shopping celebrities, political fundraisers and bejeweled billionaires, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach make a vacation pairing most penny pinchers wouldnít dream of adding to their itinerary. Believe it or not, bargains [...]

Floridaís Charlotte Harbor Charms on the Cheap

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; On the western coast of the Sunshine State lies a stretch of coastline which has successfully sidestepped the theme park overload and skyscraper congestion that have plagued other parts of the peninsula. Charlotte Harborís preserved oceanfront parks, community concerts, secret seafood hangouts and century-old working ranches offer a taste of vintage [...]

Sarasota Offers Circus Heritage, Canine Support and More for Families

Sarasota Offers Circus Heritage Pic

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Beach time and bay kayaking arenít the only things to do when visiting Sarasota, Florida. The city is also known for its circus heritage, shopping and support infrastructure for families traveling with children, grandparents and even pets. Here are a handful of activities to include on your tourist itinerary the next [...]

Nature, Dining Part of Paradise Coast Travel Experience

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Collier County, Floridaís Paradise Coast, including the communities of Naples and Marco Island, has more than 80 percent of its acreage dedicated to parks, preserves and nature sanctuaries. With direct flights available from cities such as Toronto, Chicago, Dallas and Baltimore, itís a popular getaway for eco travelers looking to enjoy [...]

Photo Feature: Florida Manatee


medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Even though it’s a popular travel destination, Florida can be enjoyed inexpensively.† Sarasota, for example, has a lot to offer the frugal traveler. Even the exclusive Longboat Key, which is part of the Sarasota community, can be enjoyed on a budget.† Daytona Beach also is full [...]

Photo Feature: Scottish Golf Cart


medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Many, many people consider the availability of a nice golf course when planning a vacation. The trick is making a golf getaway affordable. It can be done, even if that get away is to Scotland.† Domestically, Florida and Arizona are very popular golf destinations.† A little [...]

Affordable Things to Do in Miami

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Known for bling and Beyoncť sightings, Miami isnít usually celebrated for its affordability. So how do you have a financially-feasible getaway in this city filled with glitz and glamour? Enjoy it like a local. According to the Miami Downtown Development Authority, itís one of the fastest-growing urban centers in the United [...]

Photo from the Road: Lunar Orbiter

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This recreated lunar orbiter is on display at the Kennedy Space Center, in Titusville. Itís part of the exhibit collection at the Saturn V Center, which makes for an excellent stop on a daytrip to KSC. People from all over the world visit this venue when [...]

Photo from the Road: Inquisitive Giraffe

inquisitive giraffe

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This giraffe at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa is a classic example of the type of travel photography possible during a visit to the zoo. Exotic animal images are extremely helpful in marketing your travel writing, and just plain fun to frame and display. Other [...]

Top Tips for Things to Do in Ybor City, Tampa


medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Known as the cigar capital of the world for many years, the century-plus-old Latin district in Tampa, Florida known as Ybor City has much to offer the urban traveler.

Photo from the Road: A Unique Stop on the Kennedy Space Center Tour

Portapotty KSC

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Recently, at a press event hosted by the Kennedy Space Center, our writersí group was bussed around on an alternative route that most visitors to this astronomy-themed venue donít take.

Longboat Key on a Budget

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Itís one of the most exclusive destinations in the world, and home to some of the wealthiest families around. Iím talking about Longboat Key, Florida. A precious little island thatís part of the Sarasota community. Since itís known as such a lavish playground, the average couple or family might think itís [...]

Destination Review: The Astronaut Hall of Fame


medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Just up the road from the Kennedy Space Center and included with the day pass you likely purchased there, is the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Restaurant Review: Yoder’s in Sarasota


medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Recently, my sister and I went to Florida to celebrate her birthday.† We have a 92-year-old uncle who lives there, and any trip to Florida includes a visit to Uncle Frank.† Similarly, any visit with Uncle Frank includes a meal out.† This time was no different.† I did not know there [...]