Most Polk County residents know Bartow as the county seat. Some travelers may think that Bartow is the section of town where Florida Highway 60 and US 98 come together. However, just off that main thoroughfare is a quaint little section of town that is rife with interesting little shops and delicious eateries.
It's been months in the making. Now, like a butterfly, Seven-The Sebring Raceway Hotel has emerged just in time for Race Week. The place was painted Sebring Blue earlier this year. The entrance sign now beckons visitors. The hotel was christened just in time for the beginning of...
We have been in Frostproof before and when we heard there was a Valentine's street dance going on, it called for a return visit. This tiny hamlet in Polk County is known as "The Friendly City and it's easy to see why. When we arrived, the sun had...
As we turn our eyes to the advent of St. Patrick's' Day, Irish cuisine is on the horizon. On a recent trip to Melbourne we spotted Meg O'Malley's Restaurant & Irish Pub - it may well have been the highlight of our downtown experience.
  We had the opportunity to visit Dade City just in time for their Kumquat Festival this past January. There literally were hundreds of vendors and thousands of people packing the streets of this tiny burg for this annual event. City blocks were sealed off for the double rows of 10x10 pop-up...
We took a recent trip to High Springs on a lark. There we found one of the coolest little places we have run upon while traveling the Sunshine State. The cornerstone of our experience was a stop at The Great Outdoors Restaurant. The Great Outdoors Cafe is a great find for...
Tucked back off the Highway, it's a nice little property.
Krazy Good Greek In amongst the orange groves of central Florida lies some of the best Greek food you will ever taste. The restaurant itself is tucked in a single bay of a strip shopping center along Cypress Gardens Boulevard. It would be easy for you to miss...
   Perched along US 27 in the small central Florida community of Dundee, Davidson of Dundee is a wonderful attraction with great citrus candy. It also is a tasty throwback to the roadside stops of the Sunshine State in the 1950s and 60s. It is a simple layout, a single floor with rows and rows of candies, jams and...
For all the years we have lived in Florida we never really knew much about Eau Gallie. We were aware that it was a town someplace but never knew exactly where it was. We recently found out when we went to Melbourne and attended their First Friday celebration. ...

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