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12 things to do in Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota is one of the most beautiful vacation destinations on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The beaches are award winning, a tough feat in a state with many great options. Siesta Key beach, with its’ powdery fine 99% quartz sand, even won the International Sand Contest in 1987. Besides white sandy beaches, the Sarasota area is known for its’ […]

Fun-in-the-Sun: A Day in Siesta Key on Florida’s Gulf

Time and time again, Siesta Key Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast pops up on many “best of” lists. The cool to the touch, 99% quartz sand earned this beach the number 1 spot on a 2020 Traveler’s Choice Awards on Trip Advisor. Once thought of as mainly a snowbird destination, Siesta Key and nearby Sarasota […]

7 Fun & Affordable Daytrips Less than 2 Hours from Orlando

As exciting and jam packed with over-the-top entertainment an Orlando vacation can be, it’s also often an overwhelming, expensive, & tiresome experience. As a popular sign in Universal park states, “I’m going to need a vacation from this vacation!” Planning a few non-theme park days in between all those crazy theme park days can really […]

15 Budget Friendly Spring Vacation Destinations

Spring is one of the best times to take a vacation. Unlike the peak summer season, planning a getaway during the less hectic spring season typically brings forth many great benefits, namely hotel and transportation savings, attractive cooler weather, along with fewer crowds. Plus, many summer and winter hotspots often offer their best deals during […]

6 Beautiful Beaches in Sarasota & Venice, Florida

Florida’s Southwest Coast is known for being home to some of the most gorgeous beaches in the country. Unlike the congested Tampa area, Sarasota and Venice offer a less hectic atmosphere and an all around more leisure oriented, beachy vibe compared to the Tampa Bay area’s business vibe. The beaches are much quieter, and more […]

Fall in Florida: Visiting Beautiful Anna Maria Island

While most areas around the county are starting to see temperatures that dip into the lower 40s and 50s (and several even anticipating the first (or second!) snow storm of the season), the central Florida Gulf Coast is still averaging temperatures in the lower -mid 70’s.  Beautiful Anna Maria Island, located 45 minutes south of […]

8 Great Summer Beach Destinations

A great beach vacation entails much more than sunny skies and gorgeous beaches. Sure, beautiful beaches with smooth sand and crisp water are wonderful, but what really makes a great beach vacation are those destinations that offer more outside the beach. The following 8 destinations all offer beautiful beaches, in addition to many recreational, cultural, […]

Beautiful Siesta Key Beach: Home to “The Whitest & Finest Sand in the World”

Sarasota’s Siesta Key Beach often ranks near the top of most travel publications “best of” beaches lists. Travel Channel rated it “The Best Sand Beach in America,” in 2004. This is because the sand is 99% quartz. The sand is absolutely soft and beautiful, and it doesn’t get too hot to touch. Mike and I […]

Clearwater: A Beautiful Florida Beach…If You Can Find Parking!

One of Florida’s most iconic beaches, Clearwater, offers one of the best settings on Florida’s Gulf Coast. This beautiful wide, white sandy beach offers a more upbeat vibe than many other Pinellas County beaches. My favorite aspect of this beach is definitely the shear amount of space available. After spending time at many other narrow […]

A Spectacular Sunset & Beautiful Natural Trails on Florida’s Honeymoon Island

Honeymoon Island, a barrier island just west of Dunedin, Florida, is well regarded as being home to one of the best beaches in Florida. 4 miles of beaches, including a pet beach attract visitors from all over the world. Honeymoon is famous for its’ spectacular sunsets, and often regarded as one of the top beaches […]