We had a great opportunity to visit Venice, Florida recently, and while we were there we had five must-dine experiences. Since this was our initial foray into the area, these were are first experiences. We didn't have a bad one in the lot. The Breakfast Cottage
Ideal Classic Cars is located in Venice. The question is, is it a museum or a dealership? Well it appears to be both. There's no telling what will greet you on any given day at Ideal Classic Cars Set along the US 41 Bypass, Ideal...
Recently we took a litte trip to the area of Venice and Nokomis. Never having been there before, we were surprised and delighted. There's a great variety of things to see and do, as well as a wide array of great places to dine. It all started out...
In Spanish, Punta Gorda translates to "Fat Point." We have visited "Florida's Harborside Hometown" on several occasions. Perched at the convergence of the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor, it's a large promontory point, that gives the city its name. Punta Gorda offers plenty of different little neighborhoods that provide opportunities...
No, we didn't go to a seafood restaurant, we took some time to venture down to Port Charlotte. Where we saw the home opener of the Charlotte Stone Crabs minor league baseball team. We have seen the Florida Firefrogs, the Jupiter Hammerheads and the Lakeland Flying Tigers. So...
While in search of adventure recently in south Florida, we decided to stop for lunch at Jane's Garden Cafe down in Naples. Tucked in the Courtyard Shops at 3rd Street and 13th Avenue - in the midst of an upscale shopping and dining area, the place is not easy to find....
  Generally when we travel, Mrs Funmeister and I like to explore new things - and that includes places to stay.   However, we have started to find locations in some of our favorite spots that have become go-to options. That is, places we have found that we can count on to be a...
Heading home from an adventure in Fort Myers Beach, we stopped in for a German cuisine experience on the strength of TripAdvisor reviews and we were delighted. Sandra's is German owned and operated and proud to serve Authentic German & European Cuisine. Owners tout their high quality...
   If you like garlic, the annual South Florida Garlic Festival is the place for you. As food-oriented festivals go it was as inventive as any and better than most.   We took a Saturday out of the 3-day festival to see the sights and enjoy the cuisine.   By far the most impressive feature was the NBG - or,...
   Matlacha, just south of Fort Myers on Pine Island, has been known for years as a great fishing location. The the Gulf of Mexico, the Caloosahatchee River, Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbo all meet in and around the tiny sound.    The pass is dotted with islands and bordered by bayous, bays and coves. Numerous tidal creeks drain...

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