When in search of a sweet place to shop and dine in Florida, Historic Cocoa Village is as good as any we have visited. To date, our stops have included historic downtown areas in the Sunshine State such as Melbourne, Bartow and Englewood. Each is wonderful in its own special way.
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.
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We stumbled on The Mango Bistro quite by accident and it was a lucky find. On Dearborn Street in Englewood, it is at the gateway to the little downtown area. When we found it, we had been in search of a farmer's market which apparently ended in May. The...
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,...
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 set, Wall Street was blocked off,...
As we have traveled through Florida it's hard to pick our best breakfast. However, we have run upon several great places to enjoy breakfast. By no means is this all of them - and we travel continually, so we are always discovering new and interesting places. That being...
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...
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...
We have stayed at a couple of Best Western Motels in the past. There even were a couple of former Best Westerns that had been converted under the Baymont flag. For the most part they were OK, but in the long run were not that great. Our stay at...
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 to miss unless you...

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