Category Archives: florida

Island Hopping on the Sun Coast

With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, the landscape of Florida is diverse, and beautiful. Taking road trips throughout our state is a regular occurrence for us and we are especially partial … Continue reading

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Captured Moments – Necessary Deception

When my daughter turned sixteen, she and I began a tradition of celebrating her birthday together, just the two of us. We typically went  for an overnight stay at a nice hotel nearby, where we enjoyed a spa treatment and … Continue reading

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Retired and Loving It – Florida Style

Everyone knows that Florida is synonymous with retirees and is frequently ranked as the #1 state to retire to. Favorable tax rates and climate induce thousands of retirees to relocate to Florida each year. They tend to flock to a … Continue reading

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Boca Grande, Florida

We recently stayed at the Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande, Florida for their Food and Wine Weekend.  While I wrote about that experience extensively, there is much to share about this island, beyond the food and wine festival. It is … Continue reading

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Gasparilla Inn Food and Wine Weekend 2018

We have just returned from the Gasparilla Inn Food and Wine Weekend, which concluded its 12th year. The Inn is located on the small island of Boca Grande, which is on the West coast of Florida. The Gasparilla Inn was … Continue reading

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