Unique Florida Gulf Coast Destinations

Last updated on December 20th, 2022 at 06:09 pmThe Gulf coast of Florida is a paradise for visitors. Warm winter temperatures are a welcome reprieve for northerners seeking to escape snow shoveling. Lined with sandy beaches, nature preserves, vibrant communities and historic towns, there’s a variety of things to do for couples, families and solo…

Florida Snowbirds: Tips for an Extended Stay

Last updated on January 2nd, 2023 at 01:50 pmThe sunshine state is a favorite wintertime home for many northerners. 663 mikes of great beaches, palm trees and outdoor activities offers a sanctuary away from shoveling snow. It is also a great place to socially distance in beachside state parks. I grew up in Florida and…

Sunrise over the ocean with a pier in the background

How to Spend a Week in Zanzibar

Last updated on January 21st, 2023 at 12:20 amBy Alex Kallimanis: Zanzibar, aka Spice Island, is lined with picturesque beaches and offers a vibrant fusion of cultures. The island was colonized by the Portuguese, Arabs and English and tragically was the center of the East African slave trade in the 1800’s.  While the predominant religion…

Sunrise over the Indian Ocean, boats and balcony

Excellent Things to Do in Chicago

Last updated on December 22nd, 2022 at 06:05 pmBy Alex Kallimanis: Chicago feels more like New York than any other American destination. It’s the USA’s third largest city and pairs an impressive skyline with a diverse culinary scene. On warm days, the city’s beaches on Lake Michigan give the city a Miami vibe. If you visit…

Great Tips For Visiting Tarpon Springs, Florida

Last updated on January 25th, 2023 at 12:40 amBy Alex Kallimanis: Just 30 miles northwest of Tampa, Tarpon Springs has the largest per capita Greek American population of any town in the USA. Around 25% of some 29,000 Tarpon residents are of Greek descent. An abundance of excellent Greek restaurants, bakeries, fresh seafood, craft breweries,…