Beach Yoga on Anna Maria Island Florida

By Lauren Tjaden Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. ~Author Unknown Anna Maria Island is a feel-good kind of getaway. It’s relaxing. Laid back. Like a massage for your soul. Nestled at the southern mouth of Tampa Bay, the barrier island is a sweet slice of old-time…

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5 Steps for a Perfect Beach Day on the Anna Maria Island Beach

By Kelly Stilwell For many years, my husband and I would visit his aunt and uncle in Siesta Key. Each time we would get on the plane to go back to Maryland, we would strategize our next Florida vacation. Finally, six years ago we decided to make the dream of moving here a reality, and we've never…

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7 Romantic Reasons for a Getaway to Anna Maria Island

Scott and Collette Stohler Certain places arouse your romantic spirit; perhaps it’s a cotton candy sunset, a waterfront walk, or an unforgettable experience. We wanted to find a romantic respite where we could relax, unplug, and truly get away from it all. That’s why we flew down to Anna Maria…

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5 Tips for a Perfect Beach Day on Anna Maria Island

By: Kelly Stillwell For many years, my husband and I would visit his aunt and uncle in Siesta Key. Each time we would get on the plane to go back to Maryland, we would strategize our next Florida vacation. Finally, six years ago we decided to make the dream of moving here a reality, and we've…

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A Little Something on Anna Maria Island Shopping

By Jeanette Scott Making a trip to Anna Maria Island? You don't want to miss visiting the City Pier Restaurant and Gift Shop! Located at the end of the City Pier, it has been in operation since 1995 and provides a great place to hang out, relax and have a meal. My favorite part though – be sure…

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How to Do Florida: Family Fishing on Anna Maria Island

HOW TO DO FLORIDA How to Do Florida host Chad Crawford's son Chase and wife, Kristy, go sheepshead fishing at sunrise off Anna Maria Island. It's the kind of shared experience that bonds families and gives kids memories they'll keep for the rest of their lives…

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Video: Anna Maria Island Video Gives Reasons to Visit

SCOTT BARNETT Laid-back and natural, Anna Maria Island awaits, a mere 20 minutes from Bradenton. A seven-mile strip of beautiful white-sand beaches line this barrier island between the turquoise Gulf of Mexico and peninsular Florida. Watch this short Anna Maria Island video to learn what Anna…

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Palm Tree Villas on Anna Maria Island: Where Homey Meets Modern

By Dalia Colon Nothing against hotels, but I love homey travel accommodations. So when my friend Diana and I decided to go on a girls' getaway to Anna Maria Island last weekend, we booked a stay at Palm Tree Villas. Tucked away on a residential street, the property comprises six units, from…

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Anne Maria Island Named in Top 10 Florida Beaches for Families

By Lauren Tjaden Anna Maria Island winning an award for having family friendly beaches is about as surprising as sand on the seashore – which is to say, it's not surprising at all! After all, it’s budget-friendly, beautiful and boasts a boatload of soft, white-sand beaches with emerald hued waters…

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