Florida

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 […]

Disney's Grand Floridian is home to several outstanding restaurants.
Chronological / Florida / United States

Walt Disney World à La Carte: Grownup Food and Grownup Fun

I had thought Disney was just for kids – and that the food I would sample at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida would be, well, not terribly interesting to an adult palate. I was wrong, not only about the food, but also about the fun that a grownup could […]

Local historian Jack Carswell on the nearly 400 hundred year-old Spanish Trace near Ted Turner's plantation in Monticello FL.
Chronological / Destinations / Florida / United States

Tallahassee’s Culinary Triangle

TALLAHASSEE, FL-Florida’s capital city has come into its own as a food destination, a showcase of fine dining, organic wineries, regal Tupelo honey, featuring an acclaimed country store operated with little change in a hundred years. Original Florida is well represented here, and when you factor in the impressive quality […]

Key Largo  Day Dreamin’
Chronological / Destinations / Florida / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Key Largo Day Dreamin’

You roll through those wide-open mangrove swamps, everglades and savannahs the whole way to Key Largo, Fla. Look for wading birds such as herons, and, in season, roseate spoonbills, that turn progressively pinker during their stay in the Everglades.

There is History, Charm and Elegance in St. Augustine
Chronological / Destinations / Florida / Hotels & Resorts / United States

There is History, Charm and Elegance in St. Augustine

We cannot recall ever being in a relatively small city and finding such an overwhelming number of places to go and things to see. But that was exactly the way it was on our recent, all too short, visit to St. Augustine, Florida.

St. Augustine: A History Lovers Delight
Chronological / Destinations / Florida / Hotels & Resorts / United States

St. Augustine: A History Lovers Delight

Fifty six years before pilgrims shared a meal with Native Americans at Plymouth, Pedro Menendez de Aviles stepped ashore in St. Augustine mesmerized by the splash of exotic wildflower colors. He invited the Timuca Indians to join his band of 800 Spanish settlers in a Thanksgiving feast in September of 1565.

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 […]