In the past we have stayed at many chain hotels. Most of the time we had flags we trusted where we also could earn points. However, lately we have tried some boutique hotels. The latest is the Inn at the Beach Venice - which proved to be a wonderful experience.
We were in Cape Coral recently and stumbled upon the Wicked Dolphin Distillery. This is not the first distillery we have visited in Florida. We have taken a tour through the St. Augustine Distillery and also have visited Timber Creek in the Panhandle and the fledgling Sugar Sand Distillery near Lake Placid.
We recently stayed again at the Edison Beach House in Fort Myers Beach. It was of little surprise when we looked at our Twitter feed, and saw that they had been selected as a Top 10 Florida business. The designation came from "Florida's Top Recommended." From restaurants to hotels...
We spent some time in a condo at beautiful Anna Maria Island recently. While we were there, we discovered the Pine Avenue shopping experience. This little street has one of the most interesting and diverse gathering of shops we have seen in our travels. From The Studio At Gulf...
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...
Our recent trip to Indian Rocks Beach showed us that IRB makes for a great getaway on the Florida Gulf Coast. Like our opportunity to stay at a condo at Anna Maria Island, this also was a condo experience. Our Place Our stay at...
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...
So we were on our way to wonderful Wabasso, when we spotted Rock City Gardens on Highway 1 - just north of Vero Beach. It looked fairly interesting from the road, but until we reviewed our "Things to Do," on TripAdvisor, we didn't know it qualified as an attraction. ...
Anyone who follows us, knows we have stayed in many hotel rooms, but recently we had the opportunity to enjoy a condo vacation - at beautiful Anna Maria Island no less. Sandy Hampton contacted us and offered to let us try her condo at the Bradenton Beach Club. Unit...

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