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Top 10 4th of July Fireworks 2011

June 2, 2011 – 7:21 am
Clearwater Fireworks

America’s Birthday just isn’t complete without fireworks. Every year, we pick the top 10 places we’d like to see some fireworks. Here are this year’s picks. (Don’t forget to see previous year’s winners as well.)

Guest Post: Tampa Bay’s Top Spots for Families

February 21, 2011 – 7:10 am
World’s largest bowling pin at Splitsville, Tampa

While you may feel compelled to add it to your itinerary after a week in Orlando, there’s no need. Tampa Bay is a fun-filled family travel destination on its own, with theme parks, aquariums, museums, and outdoor recreation on land and water. If that’s not enough, there’s also shopping, theater, and professional sports.

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel Island, Florida

February 11, 2011 – 8:59 am
Shelling on Sanibel Island

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel Island, Florida is a must-see stop on your next family road trip. With engaging exhibits and sea life encounters, the admission price less is than the cost of going to the movies.

Finding Hidden Treasure on Amelia Island

October 4, 2010 – 7:19 am
Residence Inn Amelia Island

Amelia Island, a barrier island in northeast Florida, is full of natural beauty, pristine beaches, and upscale resorts next to charming inns. Families can participate in the island-wide geocaching challenge, or just play pirate for an entire weekend in this adventure-filled vacation destination.

Geocaching in Florida

October 3, 2010 – 9:32 am
Geocaching in Fort Clinch State Park

Geocaching in Florida is a unique, rewarding experience. But, before you climb into too much Spanish Moss, be aware of your surroundings. EduCachion is the key to success!

Going on VaCachen

June 11, 2010 – 6:15 am

The latest trend in family vacations is geocaching on the road. Go on VaCachen with Road Trips for Families in the nation’s largest high-tech treasure hunt.

Gainesville, Florida – Spend Your Spring Break With Butterflies and Alligators

March 29, 2010 – 7:46 am

Are you planning a spring break family trip to Florida? After baking in the sun on a beach in Daytona or Clearwater, turn inland, then drive a couple of hours north for a family road trip to Gainesville – home to the University of Florida, butterflies and alligators.

A Little Italy in Florida — Naples Tomato

February 23, 2010 – 7:48 am
Naples Tomato Pasta Kitchen

Somewhat obscured by palm trees and a stucco façade whose color blends in with most buildings in Florida, exceptionally Vine Dining awaits for you at the Naples Tomato in Naples, Florida. Once you leave the strip-mall and enter the building, drying noodles and an olive bar are should be the first clue you are about to experience Italian cooking straight from the old country.

A Pirate Sighting — Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, Ft. Myer’s

February 16, 2010 – 7:56 am

If you’re looking for the secret ingredient in the crabby patty recipe, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill in Ft. Myer’s, Florida won’t budge. They even have pirates on staff, ready to take the secret to the grave.

Budget Itinerary — THE Beach, Florida

August 18, 2009 – 7:00 am
Fort Walton Beaches

School may be back in session, but the beach is still calling your name. An ideal destination for your family’s beach road trip is Florida’s Northwest Gulf Coast. Known as “THE Beach”, it stretches 227 miles from Pensacola to Apalachicola in the Florida Panhandle and features miles of georgeous white sand beaches and charming seaside villages.