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...
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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...
When we visited the old Cypress Gardens, one of our most memorable experiences was watching the ski show. But after the Gardens became Legoland in 2011, we were saddened that the show would "never be the same." However, as fortune would have it, the Cypress Gardens ski team lives on.
When last we visited Anna Maria Island, we were at Bradenton Beach and found Joe's Eats & Sweets. It's an absolute destination location and Joe's is as much fun on the inside as it is on the outside. They are quick to tell you at Joe's...
We have written about DeLand in the past. Recently, we found a little community nestled inside their Historic downtown. Dubbed "Artisan Alley," it is dotted with interesting shops, restaurants and clubs that are in a three block area just off the beaten Path. The sign that says you're in...
We were in Deland for their weekly farmer's market and discovered Bake Chop. This probably was the most rewarding dining experience we've had since finding Cafe Evergreen in Nokomis. Artisan Alley is a narrow way just off West Georgia Avenue Don't Blink or You'll Miss...
We had seen the Ron Jon's Surf Shop billboards for years. So when we visited Cocoa Beach, we decided to pay them a visit. Even if you are not a surfer yourself, you have to be blown away. If nothing else, by the sheer volume and scope of their inventory. ...
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