Category Archives: extreme sports

Florida’s Often Undervalued Gem: Charlotte Harbor

Recently I attended a convention in Punta Gorda, the town where my family first moved to Florida in the 1960’s. The waterfront devastated by category 4 Hurricane Charley in August of 2004 has not only been rebuilt, it has been … Continue reading

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US 19: On The Nature Coast Trail

When you hug the Gulf Coast going north from Saint Petersburg toward Tallahassee, you take US19 into the Nature Coast.  I used to go that route when I drove to Florida State University as a graduate student and back then … Continue reading

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Florida’s Best Islands For Trips or Vacations

Florida has 4,510 islands over ten acres, second only to Alaska, and much of Florida’s attraction and recreation relates to the relationship that Floridians have with their islands. I thought it would be interesting and perhaps useful to residents and … Continue reading

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What’s New in 2018 in Florida’s Super Amusement Parks?

Welcome to 2018. This is the time of year we look at what is expected in the next twelve months in Florida.  Despite three serious hurricanes reaching the Sunshine State, Florida broke new records for visitors going over the 100 … Continue reading

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Floridians Love Their Swimming Pools More and More Gigantic

Despite having 700 miles of sandy beaches to swim and play on, Floridians have always loved their swimming pools. Even that workaholic Thomas Edison had a Portland  Cement pool put into his winter state and lab at Fort Myers in … Continue reading

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Florida Vacations To Study Incredible and Unusual Skills

Most people come to Florida for a casual vacation on the beach and in the sun, but thousands visit to engage in extreme sports thrills like skydiving, hang-gliding, or competing in weekly triathlons.  These sports are just the introduction to … Continue reading

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Florida’s Most Mysterious Place Is Seen By Very Very Few Visitors

Fifty miles north of Tampa is the historic hill-top town of Brooksville.  West of Brooksville on FL50 on the road to Weeki Wachee and US19 is the Sand Hill Scout Reservation. Many people view this 1,700 acre complex the best … Continue reading

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