In our travels we have visited lots of locales - but we've never actually been on any kind of organized tour.    Oh, we have taken a lot of trips around the Sunshine State.  But our favorite destinations have been smaller, funky and interesting towns that we've explored on our own. Matlacha for instance, is tiny but there is...
   September is National Honey Month (who knew?) and Florida has some of the tastiest bee products in the entire United States.    Of course everybody knows about our signature Orange Blossom Honey picked from the flowers of thousands of groves across the Sunshine State. But how about Palmetto,  Gallberry, Sea Grape and Tupelo?  Each has its own distinctive flavor...
This is October - as we swing into the tenth month of the year, it's beginning to cool off, the hurricane season is over and there are a lot of resasons to celebrate. Here are a few of the "official" month designations, we will look at some of the weeks and days as we get further through this month's...
Winter at the beach has a lot to offer, and officials at the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission remind folks it's a perfect time for collecting shells. Shells are Fun and Useful As a former island dweller, seashells have become an integral part of my home ...
   The summer travel season is now over, yet many Floridians are not ready to put their luggage away.  A new AAA Consumer Pulse Survey reveals nearly three-quarters of Florida residents will take at least one vacation sometime from September through November.    “There are many advantages to a fall vacation,” said Matt Nasworthy, Florida Public Affairs Director, AAA –...
The bag contains a lot of Skinbuzz products and makes it perfect to take on the road.
We are always looking for new products to take with us that make our trips easier and more fum. In fact, we have a Hints & Tips section with Gadgets and planning suggestions for just that. Recently we obtained a new product called Skinbuzz. It all came in a neat little...
This is National Travel & Tourism week. Here in Florida, no matter where you are there's a fun day trip that's easily within an hour of where you're sitting right now. Whether it’s a drive up the backroads a journey to a destination location or a jaunt to a special...
  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...
   Officials of the American Automobile Associations say a new study shows that American workers took an average of 17.2 days of vacation last year. According to new research from Project: Time Off that shows a half-day increase from 2016. This marks the highest level for American vacation usage since 2010  when we took an average of 17.5 days...
   Recently picked as one of the world's Top 5 Motorsports events, the Sebring International Raceway now has another upcoming feather in their cap.    The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has announced Sebring will host not one, but two, world-class endurance sports car events in 2019. The March 15-16 weekend - the year after next is slated to feature IMSA’s...

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