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DOWNTOWN MIAMI IS BECOMING CRAZY COOL

When I was a student decades ago at the University of Miami (the U), I rarely went into downtown Miami.  There was a neat jazz club on the Miami River by the main bridge, but young people went to Miami … Continue reading

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The Dumbest Things People Say About Hurricanes

While September has been the worst big hurricane season, we can get one here in Florida in early July.

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The Dumbest Things People Say About Hurricanes

Well, hurricane season came early this year to Florida.  As I sit in my home office gathering information to see how close Elsa comes to Tampa Bay, I have a lot of images of past storms flash into my mind. … Continue reading

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Florida’s Best Beach Campgrounds and Recreational Stops

Florida is warming up with the Spring and late Spring months great times for camping and RVing if you have the equipment, but even if you do not, full facility State Parks have kayaks and canoes, nature trails, and some … Continue reading

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THE LAKESIDE TOWN WITH THE LIGHTHOUSE: MOUNT DORA

When growing up in Massachusetts, my family had a summer rooming-house in a fishing village.  Next door was the town toy and gift shop run by a lady named Mrs. Gassett. I got a job as a kid of putting … Continue reading

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DISNEY WITHOUT KIDS: ROMANTIC CHOICES IN A PANDEMIC WORLD

With Walt Disney World operating at a limited capacity and some restaurants and resort not open, it might seem premature to write an article on this topic, but I suspect that as Disney slowly opens options in 2021, more people … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Weekend Florida Vacation Spot

When people schedule their Gulf Coast Florida vacations, very few consider Punta Gorda as a town to stop.  The nearest beach is over thirty-minutes away.  There are no famous historical landmarks.  But they may be making a mistake. PUNTA GORDA, … Continue reading

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Christmas – A Florida Story

This is the time of year that blogs talk about Christmas and perhaps the joys of having families get together and experiencing snowflakes and cocoa filled with marshmallows.   This year, 2020, a lot of people will be separated from … Continue reading

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The Craziest Things About Key West

There are more than hundreds of crazy things about Key West so these are my favorite crazy things about Key West, that little island at the end of the Florida Keys that is as close to Havana as Miami. Key … Continue reading

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Coral Gables – City Beautiful – Past and Present

Most visitors to Miami, do not look at Coral Gables as a destination unless they have friends or family living there.   Coral Gables is viewed as a very upscale residential community without beaches and South Beach lifestyle. Coral Gables doesn’t … Continue reading

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