11 Steps to Planning a Florida Family Reunion

The Sunshine State is an obvious choice for a family reunion. After all, Florida offers 825 miles of beaches, fabulous theme parks and endless adventures, all sure to keep your whole gang smiling. Here’s how to plan the perfect Florida family reunion. Figure out what type of reunion to have If sweet…

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How to Explore St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach

By Kara Franker From downtown St. Petersburg to the white sands of Clearwater Beach, there's much to do in this sunshine-drenched area of Florida. Vibrant Scene in Downtown St. Petersburg Downtown St. Peterburg boasts a vibrant waterfront dining and nightlife scene with new eateries and rooftop…

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Quaint Downtowns on the Treasure Coast

By: Terry Gibson The quaint and lively downtown areas, where locals and visitors alike enjoy excellent dining, shopping and nightlife, are prime reasons why my family lives on the Treasure Coast. Fort Pierce, Jensen Beach, Stuart and Port Salerno all offer warm, hospitable small-town downtown…

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Driving to Florida: Philadelphia to Orlando

By Kevin McGeever After roughly 850 miles of driving I-95 from Philadelphia to Florida and then a stretch of the legs at the Official Florida Welcome Center, it would be perfectly understandable to say aloud to no one in particular: “One hundred sixty-five miles to Orlando. Let’s go!” Who can…

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Driving to Florida: New York City to Miami

By Kevin McGeever Let’s start with a confession. In 1984, on my first drive from New York City to Florida, I crossed the state line on Interstate 95 and rolled down the windows of my 1972 Chevy Malibu. It was March and it was 75 degrees. I stopped at the Official Florida Welcome Center to stretch…

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A Day in Avon Park, for Some Sunshine State Fun, History and Heritage

By Vanessa Caceres For a blend of agriculture, history and heritage, plan a visit to the town of Avon Park, about an hour south of Orlando. Named after the town Stratford-upon-Avon in England, Avon Park is Highland County’s oldest city. Avon Park is where brown-and-serve rolls -- the kind you’ve…

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Coolest Block in the Palm Beaches: Consignment Shops and Good Taste

By: Janet K. Keeler Dina Capehart gets attached to the inventory in her West Palm Beach boutique. Each broad-brimmed hat, each vintage evening gown, each bejeweled evening bag has a story. That’s because everything in Dina C’s Fab & Funky Consignment Boutique came from someone else’s closet…

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Martin County Ecotourism Attractions, Activities

By Kevin Mims It only takes one dip in the warm, clear waters on the coast of Martin County, one look at the sea life under the surface, a short stroll on a beach where endangered sea turtles have made their nests, a few minutes gliding down a river teeming with wildlife Florida is known for. It’s…

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A Family Tour of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

By Carrie McLaren There’s a rush of adrenaline even as you arrive at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Children to adults, there’s something magical for all when it comes to learning about space exploration and standing face to nose with a space shuttle. It’s where education meets fun…

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