Recently we blogged about our trip to Delray Beach and their Green market. The experience inspired us to go back to the Sarasota Farmers' Market for what we think is probably the best of its kind in the State of Florida. At 40-years old, it certainly is one of the longest-lived in the Sunshine...
We were shocked and saddened when we heard the news. Osceola County's Desert Inn had been demolished in an accident. Word reached us while we were vacationing in Boca Raton. Apparently it happened in the early morning hours. A tractor-trailer rig, ironically carrying orange juice, left the road and ran head-on into the building. ...
In our many visits to Sarasota we had driven by the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy. But we never had stopped in to see it. When we did, we found it was fun at its best. When you look up the word eclectic, this is the picture they would show you.
We always look forward to December. It's when the Alan Jay Classic 12 comes to the Sebring International Raceway. Those who follow us know we like airplanes and Sebring also is one of our favorite sports car race courses. And we're not alone. The 12 Hours of Sebring recently topped the 10best list as the...
When we vacation we go to a lot of places that have funky and fun themes, but the food does not live up to the atmosphere. However, the Island Cow on Sanibel Island is an absolute exception. Sanibel is one of the Gulf coast communities that is just...
When visiting Anna Maria Island there are certain places you need to visit. Of course there's shopping on Pine Avenue, a meal at Ginny & Jane E's and the iconic Rod & Reel Pier. We found it highly recommended by locals and reviewers on TripAdvisor alike. It is...
Each time we visit DeLand we find some new and really fun places. This time it was a cool little restaurant called Dick & Jane's. Like many of the fun and funky places The Lord sets across our path, this is more than an eatery, it's also an artsy curio shop with a great...
On a recent trip to Anna Maria Island we were looking for a good breakfast. Everyone pointed us to Ginny & Jane E's. Our stop there vaulted it into the next round for our top Florida breakfast locations. Officially, it's known as Ginny & Jane E's at...
So we first tried Dimitri's on the Water in Tarpon Springs last November when we were there for Thanksgiving. This time however, we were staying off site as we'd been invited to a reception for the Tampa Boat Show. With all due respect, we didn't want to stay in The Big Guava - and Tarpon...
Like the title says - you know citrus season is here when the oranges arrive at Maxwell Groves. In the sleepy little hamlet of Avon Park sits a small packing house known as Maxwell Groves. It is one of the hidden gems of Central Florida and one of the...

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