Back in September we did a piece on Florida bourbons in honor of "Bourbon Heritage Month." Little did we know it would lead to one of the great Christmas presents of our adult life.    There are three bourbon distilleries here in Florida, including the Timber Creek Distillery in Crestview - up in the panhandle.  We were stunned when...
Recently we had an opportunity to go out of state and the "Welcome to Florida" sign is something we anticipate. As always, we stopped in at the Florida Visitor's Center. This time it was The Joseph O. Striska Official Welcome Center located on I-75 in beautiful Hamilton County. In all, there actually are five official...
Eating healthy while traveling has been a challenge for us. Those who follow us know that we are seniors and that we believe in eating more natural fare. Many years ago Hippocrates said, " Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." That said, finding such restaurants while traveling can...
   The gift of time may be the best gift you can give.    When it came to gift giving, in the past we used to give material goods as presents. That CD they wanted, a sweater, Star Wars mug or some other thing that we'd heard that was a heart's desire.    However, as we have gotten older, we have...
After weeks of social distancing due to the Covid-19 infestation, we think travel is in order to help preserve our mental health. Psychological experts say the whole notion of social distancing sounds dire - and we agree. We're being told to stay away from other people and sequester ourselves. The orders are to...
   Once again, the Sebring International Raceway’s legendary 12-hour endurance race has been voted as one of the world’s ten best motorsports races in the USAToday 10best competition.    Sebring was one of 20 races nominated by a panel of experts for the month long vote, and finished fourth overall. This is a repeat honor for the famed Florida circuit...
   We think that Florida films are fun. Moreover, we've found there are plenty of them! There are classics like Key Largo, Easy to Love and Kid Galahad. We discovered more recent offerings like The Longest Yard, Scarface and Wrestling Earnest Hemingway as well. Did you know there's been more than 160 major motion pictures filmed in Florida?   We...
We were delighted to see that Governor Ron DeSantis and Visit Florida have teamed up to encourage the idea of a staycation. This is what we have advocated since starting this blog. Staycation does not mean actually to stay at home - it does mean, enjoy the Sunshine State. It's our...
  Happy New Year to all our Florida Fun Zone readers. First off, we would like to thank you and all of the folks who have stopped by here and our other social media platforms to look at our posts regarding our travels, helpful hints and suggestions for upcoming events.   It has been a little over a year since...
The wellness benefits of travel are unmistakable. We have written in the past about the health benefits of travel. Now our friends at the U.S. Travel Association have added their voices to something we have said for a long time. It is an undeniable truth - going on vacation, discovering new attractions, dining in new...
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