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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL RISE AGAIN!
2022-10-04 16:35
The devastation of coastal Southwest Florida has a very personal effect on me. Although I now live in Tampa, when I graduated from high school in Massachusetts, my family moved to Charlotte… Read More
12+ MOVIES THAT BEST SHOWED FLORIDA LIFE
2022-05-31 19:12
Florida’s scenery and climate have long been associated as a location for making movies, but many of the films never reflected something positive or negative about Florida culture and… Read More
FLORIDA: A STATE WITH A LOT OF NAMES
2021-08-10 00:07
Nothing tells you more about the history and the people of a state than its names, but Florida, the third most populated American state is a mystery to so many of its residents.  Half o… Read More
DOWNTOWN MIAMI IS BECOMING CRAZY COOL
2021-07-11 16:15
When I was a student decades ago at the University of Miami (the U), I rarely went into downtown Miami.  There was a neat jazz club on the Miami River by the main bridge, but young peop… Read More
Christmas – A Florida Story
2020-12-16 14:51
This is the time of year that blogs talk about Christmas and perhaps the joys of having families get together and experiencing snowflakes and cocoa filled with marshmallows.   This y… Read More
The Craziest Things About Key West
2020-12-09 15:40
There are more than hundreds of crazy things about Key West so these are my favorite crazy things about Key West, that little island at the end of the Florida Keys that is as close to Havana… Read More
SEASIDE: THE TOWN INSIDE THE BUBBLE
2020-05-03 15:27
Small Town Series: This article is part of one of the series that this website will feature as Florida slowly unwraps from the effects of the virus. This article features small towns most vi… Read More
A 2020 LOOK AT FLORIDA THE NATURAL PLACE
2020-04-25 19:06
With so many Florida attractions, restaurants, and resorts still closed due to the virus, I want to feature some things that the virus can not drastically change.  And that is Florida … Read More
ELVIS AND THE COLONEL IN FLORIDA
2020-04-10 16:49
A recent article that Tom Hanks might play the role of Colonel Tom Parker in a planned new Warner Brothers movie about the life of Elvis Presley attracted my attention.  I don’t k… Read More
Favorite Florida Food Facts 2020 Style
2020-03-30 18:41
One of the important Florida economic institutions that are in limbo during this Coronavirus Pandemic is the restaurant industry. While you can pick up and have delivery of most comfort food… Read More
In Search Of Florida’s Conquistadors
2019-05-22 14:00
The story of European Florida begins with the two voyages of Ponce de Leon to the peninsula of Florida, but despite good records by the explorer, the location of his first landing on the Eas… Read More
In Winter Florida Really Loves Its Manatees
2019-01-29 23:08
This is the time of year when Floridians, snowbirds, and visitors alike head to the warmer waters of springs and electric plants and even nuclear plant complexes to watch our favorite manate… Read More
Trip Idea: Take A Ferry In Florida
2019-01-20 00:32
When my family first came to Florida, we landed at Tampa Airport, rented a car, went over the causeway and then “took a ferry” across the mouth of Tampa Bay from Saint Augustine… Read More
Florida’s Favorite Foods: Worth A Visit
2018-11-13 23:58
When people like of Florida, they probably think of oranges and seafood. Our OJ is mainly produced for juice as opposed to California’s whole oranges, but our 1,350 miles of coastline… Read More
Women Who Changed Florida: My Honor Roll
2018-08-05 23:08
I was asked at a conference if I thought Janet Reno was the greatest woman in Florida history.  She was the first female Attorney General in the USA, but she was appointed at a time Pre… Read More
Rating The New Stuff At The Big Parks
2018-06-22 17:46
Summer months mean the huge influx of family vacationers to Orlando’s big vacation destinations.  For many Floridians the arrival of grandchildren means that despite the heat, hum… Read More
US 19: On The Nature Coast Trail
2018-05-27 16:56
When you hug the Gulf Coast going north from Saint Petersburg toward Tallahassee, you take US19 into the Nature Coast.  I used to go that route when I drove to Florida State University… Read More
LOW KEY FLORIDA SUMMER BEACH VACATIONS
2018-05-16 16:57
There are no longer slow and busy tourist seasons for the entire State of Florida.  Each of the four quarters gets about one-quarter of the tourist trade. But the visitors destinations… Read More
My Favorite Florida Movie Locations
2018-03-31 23:54
Just the other week the Academy Award show was on, but I don’t watch it since my wife and I no longer go to the flicks.  We’ll wait until the shows appear on regular televis… Read More
Spring Has Sprung In Flowery Florida
2018-03-21 22:28
While my native New England is getting blasted by another terrible nor’easter and my old summer spot in Brant Rock (Massachusetts) has been flooded so many times this winter the Esplan… Read More
All Aboard Trains In Florida 2018
2018-01-15 00:19
My wife does not like to travel by airplane even though we have gone from Florida to Chicago and Los Angles on Southwest Airlines.  We are among the few people I know that have gone fro… Read More
In Florida Santa Often Arrives By Boat
2017-12-03 18:40
With a coast line of 1,350 miles (2,170 km) and over 940,000 boats of every conceivable size registered in the Sunshine State (#1 in USA), it is not to shocking to learn there seems to be as… Read More

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