Category Archives: florida

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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Christmas in Florida – Our Way

We love the hustle and bustle of Christmas, even in sunny South Florida where it still feels like summer. The calendar is filled with house parties, luncheons, dinners, charity events and lots of catching up with friends and family who … Continue reading

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Florida’s Gold Coast

Next in our series of how Florida’s Coasts got their names, is the Gold Coast. You might notice a bit of overlapping on the map, but for the most part, the Gold Coast consists of Miami/Dade and Broward Counties. There was … Continue reading

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