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Its is SUMMER TIME and this is the main tourist season for PANAMA CITY BEACH, the beach center for the so-called “Redneck Riviera.”  I first saw PCB as a student at Florida State University and I was amazed at the … Continue reading

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Historic Florida Train Trips Inside The State

Until trains connected Florida with Northern markets and people, Florida was the least populated state in the South, the least populated region of the country. At a time when transcontinental railroads were building westward, Henry Flagler was building a railroad … Continue reading

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My 2016-1017 Walt Disney World Tips

STUDY the best Non-Disney Websites Websites like Mousesavers, AllEars, wdwinfo.com have the latest WDW information with “no BS” evaluations, some hotel deals, and restaurant menus.  Don’t just read the WDW website material! My Biased View On WDW Hotels In my … Continue reading

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New Hotel Boom Hits South Florida

Florida has 370,000 hotel rooms in 16,374 hotels.  It is the only state that is covered by three AAA travel guides. Despite these statistics the Great Recession slowed down new hotel construction particularly outside South Florida.  Today huge hotel projects … Continue reading

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Less Crowded, Less Expensive Summer Beach Alternatives

Summer is beach time in the Sunshine State for Floridians, but not only are as many tourists now coming to Florida in summer as in winter, there is a higher percentage arriving by automobile. If your pocketbook is a little low … Continue reading

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Florida’s Most Walk-able Tourist Towns

It’s Spring Break time in Florida and the streets are packed with automobiles and tired, disgusted tourists.  Last weekend cars lined up for ten miles trying to get onto Clearwater Beach.  After two hours in a traffic jam, they found … Continue reading

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Christmas Tours in Florida: Pinewood Estate at Bok Tower

Christmas in Florida is a wonderful time to visit your favorite vacation spots and this is particularly true at Bok Gardens in Lake Wales. The spectacular gardens are filled with Christmas ornamentation all the way up the hill to the … Continue reading

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