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Reprinted from the Tampa Tribune / St. Petersburg Times annual Florida Travel Section
My esteemed editor commented recently that since I travel so frequently, I must have some good packing tips to share. I’m guessing she assumed I’m one of those people that can travel for a weekend or a month with nothing more than a carry-on. Oh honey. I usually have a suitcase devoted just to shoes!
Sarasota has not only earned its moniker as the "Cultural Capital of Florida," it could easily lay claim to the Canine Capital as well.
St. Augustine is rich in history, and in the late 1800s, "rich" was the operative word.
Tulips are synonymous with Holland. The brightly colored bulbs bloom in all their glory throughout the spring. But visitors who find themselves here during other seasons have
discovered that this horticultural haven is a perennial garden.
... and other romantic secrets in the heart of the state. (Reprinted from the Tampa Bay Times Annual Florida Travel Section.) Central Florida’s lakeshores are lovingly dotted with romantic retreats, and the drive alone sets the tone for amour. Find yourselves on two-lane, tree-canopied roads, with forests and farms as far you can see.
One by one, furry little heads appear above the water’s surface. The critters pop up and down like kids in a bounce house. And they’re having just as much fun. Wander along a Cape Town beach and you’ll probably see their large, long, unmistakable footprints in the sand.