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Clearwater Beach, Florida
Escape to Paradise: by A.J. Burch.
Get set for a dose of beauty as you cross the bridge. After leaving the
mainland, you'll get a gorgeous view of the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater Beach.
Finding Good Food and Nightlife: by Bridget McCray.
Clearwater Beach is well known for it's sugary sand beaches, pleasant
weather and warm Gulf of Mexico waters.
Situated midway on Florida's west coast, just 30 minutes west of Tampa
and 90 minutes west of Orlando, Clearwater's beach island is connected to its downtown by
palm-lined Memorial Causeway.
From fast food to fine dining; pubs, bars, and night clubs to
waterfront restaurants; places to
eat in Clearwater Beach appeal to all the family.
Daytona Beach, Florida
Golfing Daytona: by Shelley Poulton.
vacation in Daytona Beach can be as good for your bank account as it is for your
swing. Despite the vast selection of famous golf courses, the area is not quite as
expensive as you might think.
Professional Golfers Choose Daytona Beach: by Rita Cook.
Daytona Beach is rapidly becoming known as Florida's golf capital. So
well known that the Ladies Professional
Golf Association (LPGA) even relocated to Daytona from Texas.
Take Your Family to Daytona Beach: by Rita Cook.
Oftentimes when travellers think of Daytona Beach, the first thoughts
that come to mind are spring break and loud teenagers. Well, if you're not exactly the
'spring break' type (and even if you are), Daytona is much more than college students,
rock bands and motorcycle buffs; it is also a place for family fun.
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
The History of Fort Myers Beach: by Christina Tourigny.
Beach shares its heritage with its namesake the City
of Fort Myers. This city was once home to the famous Seminole Indian Chief, Billy
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Ft. Lauderdale's Tropi Rock Resort: by Wendy Maxey.
Ft. Lauderdale's Tropi Rock
Resort likes to cal itself 'one of the most unique small resorts in the world'; set in
a cozy setting that somehow manages to blend influences from Europe, the Caribbean, and a
charming 'old Florida' that has nearly disappeared.
Features include a Baroque fountain, a private gazebo and a large
freshwater outdoor swimming pool with a two-storey rock waterfall.
Ft. Lauderdale: What's All the Fuss?: by Chris Tourigny.
There's plenty of ways
to play in sunny Ft. Lauderdale; even away from the beach. The sun-kissed city boasts
seaside playgrounds, more than 200 parks and a bountiful selection of attractions that
showcase everything from butterflies to tyrannosaurs.
Spa-ing in the Sunshine State: by Michael Quinlan.
First-time visitors to Ft. Lauderdale should be forewarned that staying at a resort spa is indeed a luxury - one
that can often come with a lavish price tag. Still, if you're looking for ways to
economize while you revitalize, bargains are available.
A Nook Along Florida's Nature Coast: by Regina Ballard.
Situated 10 minutes south of the Florida Turnpike's northern gate at
Wildwood and five minutes east of I-75 via State Road 44, Inverness has retained its old-Florida charm by
preserving and protecting acres of natural scenery first appreciated by the Florida
Exploring Northeast Florida: by Janice Farnsworth.
At the northeastern tip of Florida, just south of the Georgia border,
lies a huge land mass encompassing city and country, swamp and ocean. This landmass, Jacksonville, has everything from an Anheuser
Busch Brewery to the Jacksonville
Wild Side of Jacksonville: by Janice Farnsworth.
One of Jacksonville's most popular attractions is the Jacksonville Zoo, and I recently
found out why.
Key Largo, Florida
Key Largo and the Upper Keys: by Omar Perez.
A few hours in the Florida Keys
need not take up your entire weekend. In fact, you can indulge in just about everything
the Conch Republic has to offer in just a few hours - in Islamorada and Key Largo anyway.
Key West, Florida
Key West Isn't a City, It's a State of Mind: by Christina
The laid back lifestyle, southern charm and Caribbean flavor are what
make Key West what it is today; and it's just
a short, picturesque drive from Miami, down US-1.
Cruise pasengers can also maximize their Key
West shore excursion time on a watersport
party boat; enjoying jet skiing, snorkeling, banana boat rides, kayaking, sunfish
sailboat, windsurfing, waterskiing, knee-boarding or just floating on a raft.
An Everglades Advocate: by Deborah Straw.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas became known during her lifetime, all 108
years of it, as the Everglades' patron saint, primarily because of her 1947 book 'The Everglades: River of
Grass'; which redefined the popular conception of the Everglades as a treasured river
instead of a worthless swamp.
Canoeing Florida: by Omar Perez.
While boating is a popular pastime in the waters off Florida's coast,
canoeing the state's rivers is just as, if not more, enjoyable. Unlike boat trips, canoe excursions allow
visitors to truly experience nature in its most pristine form, floating through tranquil
settings that could go unnoticed because of a boat engine.
Miami: Florida's Cultural Hotspot: by Chris Tourigny.
Miami is a tropical,
metropolitan city whose neon lights burn 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
With a little bit of history, a splash of culture and some
international influence, residents have created a milieu that continues to attract
visitors to Greater Miami and its beaches.
Miami: Not All Glitter and Nightlife: by Lourdes Diaz.
Although much of the recent attention lavished on Miami has centered on
its South Beach nightlife and notorious
hotspots, there is another side to this city by the bay - Miami for the family.
South Florida's Soul Food: by Deborah Straw.
The flavor of South Florida, especially of Miami and Key West, is
distinctively Cuban. Almost every restaurant in Key West offers a few Cuban specialties or
recipes inspired by the cuisine. These meals are beautiful, delicious and hardy. They're
also reasonably priced.
Carefree and Quiet Getaway: by Christina Tourigny.
Walk down the Naples Pier
and view the beach from above the Gulf of Mexico. It's a resting spot for pelicans and
snowy white egrets just waiting for a friendly fisherman's handout. Occasionally there's
even dolphins frolicking offshore.
Thrill-Seekers Watch Out!: by Shelley Poulton.
It's summer, and for thrill-seekers around the world that means only
one thing: amusement parks.
Panama City, Florida
Panama City Beach: by Chris Tourigny.
Florida's Panama City
Beach has become a major tourist attraction - and not just for spring breakers.
Visitors are drawn to Panama City's sparkling white sandy beaches, emerald-green waters
and tropical breezes.
Sanibel Island, Florida
A Gift From Mother Nature: by Chris Tourigny.
Mother Nature has created a masterpiece with Sanibel Island. She has bestowed the Florida
island with powder-soft white sandy beaches, blue-green waters, gentle gulf breezes and
miles of seashells.
St. Pete Beach, Florida
The History of St. Pete Beach: by Christina Tourigny.
The City of St. Pete Beach is
a barrier island community located just off the Pinellas County mainland of Saint
Petersburg, just south of Treasure Island, and 20 miles from Clearwater Beach.
Sailors and pirates first settled the Gulf coast beaches back in the
1700's. Today much of its colourful, if unsavory, history remains in stories and folklore
about infamous pirates who roamed offshore for over a decade.
Steinhatchee Landing Resort: by A.J. Burch.
The spirit and romance of Old Florida can be savoured at Steinhatchee Landing Resort and River Inn
with a step back in time.
Back-Door Culinary Tour Of Tampa: by Bridget McCrea.
If you visit Tampa Bay for
sunshine, you will not be disappointed.
You may be surprised to discover, however, that to dine Tampa Bay is to be blessed with
wonderful food - delicious, diverse and exciting cuisine reflecting the multi-ethnic
make-up of this city that stands at the threshold of both the Caribbean islands and Latin America.
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