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Category Archives: Florida

Romantic St. Augustine- Our Favourite Activities for Romance

It was 11:00 pm when we pulled into St. Augustine, Florida. The historic downtown was quiet, moonlight shining down on the empty streets as palms and oaks gently rustled in the warm breeze. It was the perfect first impression of a city that during the day can be bustling with tourists. Still and peaceful, after...

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Boat Tour of Islamorada- Visiting Bloodline Filming Locations

Islamorada was a place I wasn’t familiar with until I became hooked on the Netflix original series Bloodline. This gripping family drama and thriller is set in the Florida Keys, filmed primarily in Islamorada. The locations are such an integral part of the show, it’s like the Keys themselves are a main character. So during...

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Photo of the Week: Bonnet House, Fort Lauderdale

Bonnet House is place where you can go to feel miles away from Fort Lauderdale, without ever leaving the city. This colourful, plantation-style home is surrounded by lush, sub-tropical gardens, encompassing one of South Florida’s last examples of a native barrier island habitat. Bonnet House is filled with the unique art, and whimsical treasures, of...

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Exploring Everglades National Park

Life. Diversity. Those are the two words that first come to mind when I think about Florida’s Everglades National Park. In just one park, you can enjoy an impressive variety of animals, plants and eco-systems. There’s freshwater sloughs, tropical hammocks, coastal lowlands, marl prairies, pineland, cypress, mangrove, marine and estuarine environments. The medley of life...

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Photo of the Week: Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine

As a lover of historic architecture, I couldn’t pass through St. Augustine without stopping at Castillo de San Marcos. The fort is not only the oldest structure in St. Augustine (over 300 years), it’s also the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. Castillo de San Marcos was built in 1695 by Spain to...

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How to Spend 3 Days in Key West- Our Itinerary

At the furthest point of the Florida Keys sits Key West, a sub-tropical town full of life, colour and celebration, yet still laid back enough to sense the history and tradition that make it one of the most unique destinations in the United States. Key West is a place where your days can be spent...

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Audubon House and Tropical Gardens- An Oasis in the Heart of Key West

On the last of our 3 days in Key West, I decided to venture out on my own to visit some historic homes and museums. There are so many beautiful properties in Key West, but the one that made the biggest impression on me was Audubon House. Inside you get a peek into the elegant...

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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum (and Cats!)

Key West is well known for its unique and historic houses, but perhaps none is more popular than the Hemingway Home. Visitors to Key West are keen on seeing the house where Ernest Hemingway, one of America’s most respected novelists, lived and wrote for nine years. During his years in Key West, Hemingway completed about...

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Key West Sunset Sail- The Appledore V Schooner

Sunsets in Key West are a much anticipated, highly celebrated, beloved event. For us, there was no better place to enjoy the changing colours of the evening sky than aboard a sailboat. Sunsets are inherently relaxing, but add in the gentle rocking of a sailboat and you’ll soon feel calmness take over. I’m not usually...

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Visiting Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson

Dry Tortugas National Park was the place I was most looking forward to visiting during our trip to the Florida Keys. I first discovered it in a photograph. It was an aerial picture, giving a bird’s eye view of the six-sided historic Fort Jefferson, so large that it nearly filled the entire island. I was...

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