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Great Romantic Getaways in Florida: Where to go for Valentine Day

What are the best places in the world for a honeymoon? Recently I collaborated with travel writers to discover the best places for romantic getaways worldwide. However, when people ask me, ” What is your favorite vacation place?”, I say Florida. I know, I’m biased because I live here. But my husband and I keep […]

Flagler Beach Florida: the Ultimate Guide to Romance

Picnicking on the beach, feeding each other chocolate dipped strawberries, soaking in a two person Jacuzzi, do these things conjure up images of a romantic getaway? Maybe you prefer stargazing while floating in a heated salt water pool, then stepping into cozy robes to make your way back to your private suite. Perhaps your romantic […]

Downtown Mount Dora: Live, Love, Explore

Do you like the feel of a small town, meandering through tree lined streets, finding hidden antique shops or a village market? If you answer “yes” then you will love downtown Mount Dora. This is the kind of place I picture an old fashioned 4th of July parade and picnic to take place. With Donnelly […]

Blueberry Wine: Boost Your Immune System with these Sensational Libations

Tired of theme parks? Looking for a more sophisticated trip for grown ups? Central Florida has more to offer than theme parks. On a recent trip to central Florida, my husband and I decided to check out some local wineries. To our surprise we found several wineries specializing in blueberry wine. Whether you live in […]

Small Town Florida: Enjoy the Hidden Magic and Get Away From it All

As we drove up Florida Turnpike towards small town Florida and away from our crazy South Florida lives, I began to relax. My tiki bar mix boomed out Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville from the stereo. I donned my vacation hairstyle. That means I ran my fingers through my hair when I woke up and left it […]

shows limestone formations in Florida Caverns State Park

Caverns in Florida: Sleep under the Stars

Did you ever want to try spelunking? Experience timeless caverns in Florida, and then go camping at Florida Caverns State Park. We initially stopped here for the night on our road trip to Louisiana. But it is an experience worth repeating. Timeless Caverns in Florida Cave Tours Located in Northern Florida in Marianna, Florida Caverns […]

Islands of Florida: How to Vacation at Sea for Landlubbers

Dan and I recently got out and travelled. Well, it was a two day road trip to one of the islands of Florida. We rented a sailboat through Airbnb on Merritt Island, located on the Space Coast. This may sound glamourous to you if you have never been on a sailboat before. In reality it […]

Romantic Rentals Panama City Beach, Share the Love

When looking for a beach getaway, look for rentals Panama City Beach. The Florida Panhandle has approximately 200 miles of white powdery sand beaches. Panama City Beach is located 112 miles west of Tallahassee, FL and about 130 miles east of Pensacola, FL. During the spring each year, Panama City Beach is a haven for […]

view of The Gulf of Mexico from Cedar Key

Cedar Key, Explore a Private Escape for Two

Cedar Key, a cluster of small islands west of Ocala, rests in the Gulf of Mexico. My husband and I stayed at the Island Place Condos for a night a few years ago on a road trip to New Orleans. Initially, we read about Cedar Key in The Best Romantic Escapes in Florida, vol. II […]

Steinhatchee, FL

Steinhatchee, the Ultimate Hidden Romantic Retreat

Towards the north end of the Gulf of Mexico lies the little town of Steinhatchee, FL. It is off the beaten path and a great place for a romantic weekend. Alternatively, if you like nature, there are local parks to explore. Or if you prefer the water you can charter a boat and go scallop […]