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Surviving Natural Disasters May 20th, 2017 by Lori Tobias

From hurricanes and floods to wildfires and tornadoes, learn what you need to do to protect yourself and your family from harm In 1992, as Hurricane Andrew barreled toward Florida, Robert Baltodano was the only member in his household awake...


A Moving Example May 20th, 2017 by Pam Windsor

Fitness instructor motivates seniors to stay in motion­—and have fun doing it June Kittay is not one to stand still for long. At 66 years old, the Tampa Bay fitness and wellness instructor believes movement is the key to life—and...


Pack an Emergency Kit May 20th, 2017 by Lori Tobias

One of the most important aspects of an emergency preparedness plan is the emergency kit: an easily accessible supply of the items necessary to stay safe, nourished, hydrated and as comfortable as possible. “You are looking to be self-sufficient for...


Four Tips for Fishing With Kids May 20th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

Fishing with kids is different than fishing solo or with other adults. It is both wonderful and challenging at the same time. The key to making a fishing trip with kids successful is to understand their needs and concerns. Here...


Sea for Yourself: Take a Dip May 20th, 2017 by Pamela Keene

Say “the Sunshine State” and most people know you are talking about Florida. But with more than 30 percent of the state’s land mass as wetlands—plus 2.1 million acres of estuaries and more than 8,500 miles of tidal shoreline—Florida also...


Seeing the Light: Treasures Around the House May 20th, 2017 by David LaBelle

Many people love traveling and foolishly believe anywhere other than where they currently are will produce better pictures than those from home. We become so enamored with far-away places we can miss the beauty right under our noses. We have...


Six Tips for a Comfortable Bike Ride April 20th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

May is National Bike Month. What better excuse to get on a bike and enjoy one of Florida’s myriad biking hotspots. Follow these tips to stay comfortable and maximize the fun. The bike frame should fit your frame. On a...


Flashback! Experience Some Nostalgia April 20th, 2017 by Pamela Keene

In the mid-1950s and late 1960s, drive-in theaters were popular for date nights and family entertainment. Times change, and the charm of sitting in a car with a scratchy speaker hanging off a partially rolled-down window has taken a back...


Capturing a Sense of Awe April 20th, 2017 by David LaBelle

I saw it at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s old city, and see it over and again at the foot of the breathtaking, 375-foot-tall Duomo in Florence, Italy: that awestruck gaze washing over so many stunned and humbled faces. Even...


Exploring Far Afield: Tips for Rural Visits April 20th, 2017 by Lori Russell

Looking for some country fun? Plenty of online resources are available to plan a rural getaway without getting your hands dirty. For an overview, begin with state tourism websites. You can find them by searching by state name. At visitflorida.com,...