Fort Meyers Florida

As part of our time in Florida, we made a fast stop in Fort Meyers, to enjoy time with Tom’s sister. While we can’t say that this an area that we particularly enjoy (other than being with family), we did manage to find a few restaurants during our time there. Fort Myers Area [Read more …]

Key West Florida

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We have done virtually everything there is to do in Key West, from parasailing above the coast to snorkeling and scuba diving beneath the seas. We have taken the obligatory Conch Train tour, sailed and kayaked its waterways as estuaries, browsed all the galleries and visited virtually every museum and historic site. (See our 2016 [Read more …]

Florida Keys

A Quick Sail Down the Florida Keys: Destination Key West Driving from Miami Florida to Key West takes approximately 4 hours. When we drive down to Key West, we like to enjoy the views on the Overseas Highway. This 113 mile trip takes you on roadways and bridges that were built over the beautiful [Read more …]

South Beach Florida 2019

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Every few years, we tend to get to Florida, more specifically, Miami Florida. Not surprisingly, we usually time our visits during San Francisco’s colder and rainy months. After all, what is wrong with some sun and warmth. Sometimes we go down for Art Basil. Other times we go…just because. We recently spent a few short [Read more …]

St. Petersburg Florida as Art Capital

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We recently spent a few days in St. Petersburg Florida. We last visited the city in 2011 and were pleasantly surprised by the concentration of arts venues in the downtown. We found the same this time, especially the: Dali Museum, with its large, highly representative collection which includes dozens of pictures representing his many styles, [Read more …]

Art Basel Miami 2006

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We enjoyed the 2015 Art Basel in Miami, but missed this year’s event since we are traveling in Australia. But we couldn’t resist “covering” it in some way even if it interrupts our Australian blog flow. The following blog represents the observations of a guest contributor Dylan Anderson. Art Basel Miami, America’s most prestigious art [Read more …]

Day Trip to the Dry Tortugas National Park

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This was the first time we were able to fit in a visit this National Park during a trip to Key West Florida. And we were very glad we did it. Although we would certainly prefer if the boat ride had been shorter than 2.5 hours each way, the crew of the Yankee Freedom, the [Read more …]

The Florida Keys

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We seldom get down to the Florida keys, but when we do, we always enjoy it. The weather and the atmosphere always make this a great place to visit. The more painful part is the drive down from Miami. It took us almost 2 hours to drive the first 30 miles. But after that, the [Read more …]

Miami Restaurants

We were only in Miami for a few days, which meant only time to explore a few restaurants. Lunch on the first day was at one of our discoveries on our last trip: Joe’s Stone Crab Carry-Out. While it is in the same building as the old-line, very stuffy Joe’s Stone Crab [Read more …]

Art Basel 2015 in Miami Florida

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For one week each December, the fine art world gathers in Miami Florida for Art Basel Miami, probably the most important art show in the country, where dozens of the world’s largest, most exclusive art dealers display, and hope to sell, their premier pieces. This was our second visit to the show (see our blog [Read more …]