Post Tagged with: "Florida"

Apalachacola Working Waterfront
Chronological / Destinations / Florida / United States

Forgotten Natural Florida

I am eye to eye with a bald eagle again. They seem to be everywhere in Franklin County, Florida. Forgetting how close this is to popular tourist destinations is easy, since just south of Tallahassee and east of Panama City lurks the environmentally serene and ecologically rich county bearing Benjamin […]

The Casa
Chefs of Distinction / Chronological / Destinations / Florida / Food / United States

Historical Luxury in the Heart of the Oldest City

I’ll put St. Augustine up against any other U.S. city in terms of charm. Sure, as America’s oldest city, it’s bustling with historical ambiance and attractions, but it also has a certain je ne sais quoi that adds a level of quaintness I don’t find in other cities.

Villa Vizcaya: Don’t Miss this Tropical Downton Abbey
Destinations / Florida / United States

Villa Vizcaya: Don’t Miss this Tropical Downton Abbey

Like the grand estates of England, most of the historic baronial manors of America have succumbed to the times and the tax man. However, the evolution has made these grand houses accessible to those of us who could not otherwise presume to personally visualize their grandeur. Such is the circumstance […]

Debi Lander and astronaut Charlie Walker
Chronological / Florida / United States

Kennedy Space Center: Lunch with an Astronaut

As a travel writer I’ve met my share of million-mile airline members and platinum-level frequent flyers, but I recently dined with a man who undoubtedly has flown more miles than anyone I’ve ever met. Charlie Walker, veteran of three space missions, and I were introduced before he spoke at the […]

Key Largo Chocolates Storefront
Chronological / Destinations / Florida / United States

Key Largo Chocolates Beat the Heat

“Nobody knows the truffles I’ve seen, reads a tee shirt in the shop. Very appropriate. Heat and humidity make bitter enemies of those working with chocolate, and let’s face it, summer temperatures soar in the Keys. However, Key Largo Chocolates has created an impressive line of sweets that survive Florida’s […]

A Holiday Gift to Light Up Your Life
Chronological / Destinations / Florida / Hotels & Resorts / United States

A Holiday Gift to Light Up Your Life

St. Augustine’s renowned "Nights of Lights" is a magical memory to every visitor who has experienced the brilliant twinkling lights that illuminate America’s Oldest City. For the second year, guests of the Inns of Elegance will receive a holiday gift of an exclusive private ride on the St. Augustine Sightseeing […]