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Things No One Told You About Florida

In the forty years I have taught college students about Florida, there are some facts and information that always surprise the students.   Here are some things that most Floridians are ignorant of or have a false impression. Florida Was Once … Continue reading

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Florida’s Military Museums Honor Our Veterans and More

There are 1.5 million Floridians who served in the United States Armed Forces so it is not surprised that there are dozens of memorial gardens and local museums to honor the military past and present.  My father met my mother … Continue reading

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Florida’s Best State Parks With Great Beaches

Florida has miles and miles of great beaches, but more and more of them are lined with condos and multi-storied hotels.  If you want a Florida beach with a wonderful all-natural view, you might consider a Florida State Park. For … Continue reading

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Florida and Alligators – A Love-Hate Relationship

Last week was a very negative week for the Sunshine State and particularly for Orange County (Orlando) with the mass assassination at the Pulse nightclub and the killing of a two year old Nebraska boy by an alligator at the … Continue reading

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Unofficial Guide To Florida Beachside Restaurants

It’s summertime in Florida and both tourists and locals are heading to Florida’s 663 miles of beach (not shoreline – beach). Part of the sandy excursion for many adults is a stop at a restaurant on the beach for burgers, … Continue reading

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Palm Beach Is A Great Summer Vacation Spot

When May comes around in Florida, the snow birds and high rollers have departed and most of the automobile tourists are waiting for the kids to finish schools.  It is a time of year when vacationers can often avoid high … Continue reading

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Florida Boardwalks Go More Native In The Summertime

For a state with so much beachfront, it is shocking how few Florida coastal communities have Victorian style waterfront boardwalks, complete with restaurants, souvenir shops, and amusements.   Excluding inland lake frontages (WDW’s Boardwalk) and river-walks like the new one in … 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’s Unique and Unusual Islands Are Worth A Visit

I love visiting islands. Florida has 4,510 islands over ten acres – some are even man-made creations.  My favorites are those that were once inhabited by man and became deserted for reasons logical and sometimes even mysterious. If you live … Continue reading

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The Most Romantic Things To Do At Walt Disney World

As long time (1971) annual ticket holders Barbara and I have stayed and eaten and done most everything that we fancy or can afford to do at a visit to Walt Disney World.  This list probably reflects our desire to … Continue reading

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