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...
Recently we visited Maderia Beach and had the opportunity to spend a day at John's Pass Village & Boardwalk. We discovered what many have known for years. This place is a great compendium of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. In all, we counted more than 100 different...
It appears the experience you get when you visit the Village of the Arts in Bradenton depends on when you go. We recently visited Cortez and decided to take in a side trip to VOTA as it's called. It was a Friday afternoon about 2:00. It was plenty of time, we thought, for even artists...
In the past, we had seen numerous posts about the charming fishing village of Cortez. So when we went to the Gulf coast recently, we decided to make a stop there and have a look around. According to the latest census, there are fewer than 5,000 people in...
Recently we had a chance to get back to Siesta Key. In the past it was voted America's #1 Beach. There, we enjoyed our second stay at a little retro place called Captiva. It's one of a group of lodging facilities on Sara Sea Circle, The facility has...
We are not seafood lovers, so to tell me we would end up at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar would have been amazing in itself. But it turned out to be one of the greatest dining experiences we have had in our sojourn around Florida It started as a drive...
Over the course of our travels, we've found the beaches of the Suncoast are difficult to beat. From Fort Myers to Sarasota there's a nearly continuous stretch of white sand and blue water. The beaches are teeming with shells, sharks teeth, fun and sun. On a recent trip,...
As many of you know, Mrs Funmeister is a vegetabletarian. Naturally, this then figures in when we pick restaurants. On our trip to Venice, we discovered The Cafe Evergreen. Based on rave reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to try it. The restaurant actually is located in Nokomis, inside...
As we have traveled through Florida we have come up on some wonderful historic downtown areas. We've visited Melbourne, Punta Gorda and Bartow to name a few. Located just off the Tamiami Trail south of Venice, the shopping area along Dearborn Street in Englewood is every bit as enchanting. ...

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