Best National Parks In The Western US

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                          The United States has 58 gorgeous national parks from coast to coast, but it’s unlikely you’ll get the chance to see every one of them. To make the most of your vacation time and explore a park that’s perfect for you, check out our favorites in the …

Freshen Your Home for Spring

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Spring is here, and it’s bringing a host of things with it. Warmer weather is only one of them. Or should us Floridians say even warmer weather? Spring is also bringing this desire to spruce things up. It’s the time of year where everything is fresh and new, and I’ll never pass up on the opportunity for a makeover. So, …

Is It Time to Sell Your Home? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

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Buying a home is a huge decision. So, deciding to sell that home – you know, the one you spent forever searching and saving for – well deciding to sell it may be an even bigger decision. So, before you answer the big question, “Is it time to move?” ask yourself these 3 questions first. Is your current house meeting …

Historic Charm of Anna Maria Island

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Anna Maria is known for its white sandy beaches, turquoise water, and charming array of local restaurants and shops. It also happens to be home to my favorite sunset spot. The laid back atmosphere of this island is unlike any other. There are no chain restaurants or highrise buildings, which makes this the most charming island you’ll ever see. It’s …

Protect Siesta Key’s Snowy Plovers

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Featured Image: Snowy plover chick, photo by Florida Fish and Wildlife licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0. Not far from the hustle and bustle of Siesta Key Public Beach is a small strip of land vital to a feathery friend you probably haven’t even heard of. Until I read Sarasota Magazine’s article on it, I hadn’t. It’s no secret that Florida is home …

Visit the Beach Market at Coquina

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I stumbled upon the market on accident one sunny Sunday afternoon. I was going to coquina beach to read, tan and, as the name suggests, dig in the sand to find coquinas. (Pretty, little shelled creatures that dig back into the sand. Super fun to watch). Anyways, that’s when I saw the mass of white tents and people, so I had …

Things you have to see at the Strawberry Festival

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It’s that time of year again. Strawberry festival. There are only four days left, so if you haven’t been to it yet…go. Every year it gets better and better. The festival is in Plant City, just a short drive from the Tampa area. And it’s worth the drive because there is a lot to do once you get there, and I …

See you at Parrish Heritage Day

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The great thing about living in the Bradenton area is that there’s always something to do. This week, I have three words for you: Parrish Heritage Day. The small town neighboring Ellenton, just a short drive from Bradenton, will be celebrating for all to enjoy this Saturday. Be prepared for a full day of fun. The town kicks off its …

New Sarasota Coffee Shop: The Reserve

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My veins course with more caffeine than they do blood, and that’s thanks to the second greatest love of my life, coffee. I love that you can find a Starbucks in every city, because there’s nothing wrong with knowing where you can go get a quick cup of coffee. But what do I love even more than that? A stand alone, charming, come take a …