Manatee Viewing Spots from The Gulf Coast to Merritt Island

One of the best things about life in Florida is our unparalleled opportunity to view rare species in the wild. If you haven’t yet seen the docile manatee, it’s time to go—while they still inhabit the warm waters off our ample coastline. Now that the weather has gotten cooler, our native populations of Florida manatees…

4 Central Florida Attractions that Locals Love

One of the greatest advantages of living in Florida is that our state is a treasure trove of quirky oddities and unique attractions in out-of-the-way places. As residents, we can explore the back roads and take our time discovering the more uncommon places that tourists rarely frequent. Sarasota plays home to Circus Museum at the…

Raymond James Stadium

Tampa Bay Hosts 2017 National Collegiate Playoff This is a killer sports year for Tampa Bay! We are playing host, for the first time in history, to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship game, which will be played on January 9 in our very own Raymond James Stadium. As zealous college football fans know…

Amazing Museums in Central and Southwest Florida

It can’t be warm and sunny all the time. So when we experience the inevitable rainy day here in Florida, or when we’re just in the mood to take in some fine art or high culture, we know there’s plenty to choose from! From contemporary art exhibitions to a roaring ‘20s mansion, here are some…

Staycation in Venice FL

My family and I enjoyed a quick staycation in Venice (Southwest Florida), and I’m excited to share a bit of our adventures with you. It was our first visit to the city, and I’m already looking forward to another visit soon! Day 1 - Venice Beach If you’ve never been to this area, you may…