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Florida is a spot that I am usually traveling through on the way to somewhere else, although I did spend a week there for Christmas in 2011. When I do pass through, I like to make sure I am seeing or doing the best I can in the limited time I am usually there. This list will help!
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2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
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This upscale, all day "diner" may be slightly hidden in the lobby of the W Hotel, however this Miami outpost of the popular NYC restaurant is a great place to grab a bite either pre or post beach. I've had breakfast, lunch and dinner here. The...
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3945 NE Indian River Dr, Jensen Beach, FL 34957, USA
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While sitting at my table waiting for my lunch to arrive, in flew the resident egret. He landed on the railing of the outdoor patio. He is very friendly and waits to snag a cracker or two. This egret is very large and a real beauty. When I see...
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Buena Vista, Bolivia
One of the most beautiful experiences I had in Bolivia was crossing a river on foot with our belongings over our head (the boat never showed up) and arriving to the other side to find our horses waiting for us to take us through. We picked and ate...
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3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330, USA
Located in Davie which is thirty minutes down the road from Ft. Lauderdale, the Flamingo Gardens Botanical Collection & Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary is a total gem. It is a relatively unknown spot (which is not a bad thing). The park is not too...
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Destin, FL 32541, USA
On a Florida Panhandle road trip, we stopped in Seaside, where The Truman Show was filmed. There is a unique food scene there--a small coastal town's version of a food trucks bazaar. On Highway 30-A, steps away from Fort Walton Beach, a cluster of...
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Sanibel, FL 33957, USA
A barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Island is known for its natural beauty, wildlife preserves, and of course shelling. All you need is a bathing suit, flip flops and lotion, and the closer you look, you never know what you will find!...
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Americas
Wonderful place to relax with my family and be inspired by nature and the outdoors after a full week of meeting and problem solving. Here there was nothing to solve, no deadlines or set agenda.
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816 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
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Finding a really good croissant outside of France can prove to be difficult, but the last place you would expect to find a really good French croissant is party-town Key West, Florida! These folks have the real deal and if you are searching an...
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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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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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1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
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Looking for some down-home comfort food with an upscale twist? Head to Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, named one of Bon Appétit’s 50 Best New Restaurants and whose fried chicken was declared the best in the South by Southern Living magazine....
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Florida, USA
To begin to understand the true wilderness that occupies most of the southern tip of Florida, there is nothing like a visit the 734-square-mile wetland preserve of Everglades National Park. More than a national treasure, the park is a UNESCO World...
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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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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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Orlando, FL, USA
Orlando Balloon Rides lifts off every morning at sunrise to take you on a one-hour flight over the city for unobstructed views of Disney, Epcot, Universal Studios, and downtown. A champagne toast and a flight certificate are included. The company...
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1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957, USA
Florida’s nature is alive and well at this wildlife refuge, located on the north side of Sanibel Island. Rich with mangroves and seagrass, the protected, subtropical habitat is home to more than 230 species of birds as well as alligators,...
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10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156, USA
While I went to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for their annual Chocolate Festival, I took time to walk around and found a little spot I'd previously overlooked. With a nearby bench, I took in a few moments to enjoy the sound of the water...
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1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
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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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1545 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Pool + Beach service is ace, they have a great team here. The hotel is pretty large but manageable and I really like the style. Lots of cool amenities to make you feel good about staying here ( organic toiletries, fancy bedding, high end goodies...
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400 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Key West is billed as "the Home of the Sunset," which means every time the sun sinks below the horizon, it’s time for a party. Since the 1960s, Mallory Square’s dock has been hosting this nightly celebration, which begins two hours...

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455 Grand Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Key Biscayne is a historically rich, tropical barrier island paradise. The Ritz-Calton is a favorite weekend spot for laid-back Floridians. It’s only 15 minutes south of South Beach but seems like a different world in attitude and ambience....
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5910 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604, USA
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The menu at The Refinery in Tampa’s historic Seminole Heights neighborhood changes weekly and always features the freshest available ingredients. Whether produce, fish, meat, or cheese, nothing served in-house is made out of house (unless it’s a...
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130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137, USA
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“I know it sounds like a bit of an exaggeration, but everything on the menu really is delicious. The food is never fussy, and the ingredients are so fresh. Chef Michael Schwartz does incredible things with fish. I always order the whole fish. For...