Category Archives: Restaurants

Small Town Weekend Trips: Dade City

I spent last weekend on a little trip from my home in Tampa to do some antique shopping in Dade City and eat at the famous Lunch at Limoges luncheon at the 1908 Williams Department store.  You are missing the … Continue reading

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The Annual Walt Disney World Food Challenge

Every year restaurants are added and some vanish at the resorts, four parks, and Disney Springs complex at Walt Disney World.  As an annual member and nearby Florida resident since WDW opened in 1971, I sometimes feel like a Disney … Continue reading

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The Best “Old” Resorts and Hotels In Florida

In Europe a hotel is not old until it passes its 200th birthday, but here in Florida old means the building was constructed before World War II. As a historian, I enjoy the sometimes laid-back atmosphere and sheer personality of … Continue reading

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Christmas In Florida Is Snow-Less, But Not Show-Less

Growing up outside Boston as a child meant dreaming of a white Christmas.  As often or not we had frigid weather, icy roads, and no snow. Floridians don’t have to worry about the white stuff in December.  We still celebrate … Continue reading

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Saint Augustine 1565: The First Thanksgiving

For a person who grew up in Massachusetts and whose grandfather was a proud ancestor of the Howland family of Mayflower fame, it is hard to accept the fact that the first Thanksgiving took place in September of 1565 and … Continue reading

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Take A Holiday Dinner Cruise In Florida

In looking for ways to entertain winter and holiday visitors, I realized that I forgot about a way to combine dinner and a cruise to see the Christmas and holiday nights of the Florida waterfront.  And to be perfectly honest, … Continue reading

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November Has Its Moments In Florida

November is an in-between time for vacationers in Florida and many enjoy the fact that many of the snowbirds have not arrived and most natives have deserted the beaches as the water lowers into the 70’s (burrrrr).   The big festival … Continue reading

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