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455 Grand Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Inspired by the lunar calendar, new spa treatments at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne resort on an island south of Miami Beach explore the moon’s influence on the senses. Products from Éminence’s biodynamic line utilize...
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Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, USA
The launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-133, from Cape Canaveral at sunset.
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Crystal River, FL, USA
We went swimming with manatees in Crystal River, Florida last winter and it was awesome! The water was a bit chilly, but seeing the manatees underwater in clear blue springs was incredible. You can rent a small boat and snorkeling gear from...
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3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129, USA
I was in Miami for the first time last month. Most of what I saw in Miami - the beach, the art galleries, the nightlife - were all something I expected to encounter. But on a friend's recommendation I went to the Vizcaya mansion and gardens and...
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Florida 32899, USA
The space shuttle Discovery on the back of NASA's 747 to be brought to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.
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1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
The Dalí Museum has a wonderful collection of Salvador Dalí's work. From postcard-sized paintings he did as a child to mural masterpieces, the many sides of Dalí's work fills rooms worth wandering. The museum offers a knowledgeable tour, has a...
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77522 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA
Never heard of tarpon, and certainly never thought I'd feed them for fun, dangling off a pier somewhere in the Keys. These fish are humongous (easily 6-8 feet long!)...and extremely hungry. Grab your bait bucket for $3 and get to work. Robbie's...
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While in Cocoa Beach, Florida in March, I got up early for a sunrise. Someone had built a very simple sand castle and it provided the perfect "prop" for the sunrise. It was cool, as I was lying in the sand. I was in my fleece and hat to keep warm....
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Pensacola Beach, FL, USA
Arches under the west wall of Fort Pickens. Fort Pickens is located on Santa Rosa Island, Escambia County, Florida, west of Pensacola Beach. Construction of the original brick fort began in 1829 and was completed in 1834 and used 21.5 million...
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1819 Atlantic Blvd #4, Key West, FL 33040, USA
In no other place have I seen the magnificent shade of teal that is dominent and prominent in Florida, particularly in the south. From Ft. Lauderdale to the end of the road in Key West the color of the water is remarkable and unique, I don't think...
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907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
While in Key West, the Hemingway House is a must do. Yes, its always buzzing with tourists but try to see how many of the famous polydactyl cats you can find. They rule the property and their are over 40 of them! Most of the famous felines simply...
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36000 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33194, USA
Traversing the Everglades on the desolate Tamiami Trail, the drive through the endless sawgrass marsh towards Shark Valley might initially make you question why you left the sandy, sun-drunk surface of Florida’s southernmost beaches to seek out...
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102 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
There are so many wonderful places to see in St. Augustine, Fl. This is one of those towns where every little corner hides a gem. And because it's so walkable, you can discover all the rich gifts that the oldest city in America has to offer, on...
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81 Lighthouse Avenue (use 100 Red Cox Road for gps, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA
My pride got the best of me and I had decided to walk all the way up this lighthouse. Boy, was it quite the experience! I walked up these stairs fearlessly (And these stairs aren't easy to climb, so watch your step) But then suddenly once I got to...
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95 Cordova St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
Over the summer, i had blissfully gone to Saint Augustine for a few days to once again shower myself in it's rich history and ghostly sights. After two days of shopping, eating, learning new things about the city and the people in it, and sight...
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999 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA
Who doesn't want to hang out with hundreds of crocodiles and alligators? I do! Last week, Bob and I took a zip-line and obstacle course challenge over these strange and ancient looking creatures. And, while I didn't feel like I was going to be any...
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7300 Ginnie Springs Road, High Springs, FL 32643, USA
Every year for Mother's Day, my family and a huge group of friends descend on Ginnie Springs in N. Central Florida for a weekend of camping, tubing and BBQing. Ginnie Springs is one of Florida's best kept secrets, a privately owned park...
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Summer Beach Blvd, Florida 32034, USA
Amelia Island may be one of the most historically fascinating places in all of Florida, but let's be honest - you came for the 13 mile stretch of long, sandy beaches! Very swimmable, friendly and reasonably safe (watch for flags indicating...