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Cool and fascinating travel locations to enjoy in the Sunshine State including attractions, interesting spots and natural phenomenon

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 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...
   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 I never really knew much about Eau Gallie. I knew it was a town someplace but I never knew exactly where it was. We recently found out when we went to Melbourne and attended their First Friday celebration. Eau Gallie in fact is not a town – but the arts district...
  As the summer ends the annual baking of central Florida, action heats up at the Sebring International Raceway - but it won't all be on the track. Oh, there will be plenty of cars on the circuit over the next 120 days or so, but officials at SIR have at least one festival for those who just want...
  In our ongoing effort to enjoy minor league baseball here in Florida, we took an evening out to indulge ourselves with a trip to Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland to see the Lakeland Flying Tigers.   Because of a rainout the previous night, this turned out to be a double-header against the Charlotte Stone Crabs (another great baseball nickname)...
   Sebring International Raceway Press Officer Ken Breslauer has released a new book that is a must for anyone who enjoys the Sunshine State and the tourists who come here.   "Florida Roadside Attraction History" in fact is a complete guide to the Florida tourist attractions before Disney and offers a real insight to the wide array of ideas that...
As followers of this blog have seen, one of our favorite fun zones has become  Florida minor league baseball games, After visiting several contests involving the Florida Fire Frogs in Osceola, we decided to take a trip over to Jupiter and see the Hammerheads play.   The Hammerheads also are a Class-A Advanced team and are a feeder for the...
   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,...
  If you are a gardener and are looking for plants to make for a wonderful edible landscape in central Florida, a trip to HEART Village should be in your future. Ditto if you are a central Floridian and are looking to become self sustaining with food that can be grown for crops while providing by-products from fertilizer to...

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