We all love taking tons of vacation photos and videos from our favorite tropical spots. With the latest camera phones it is so much easier now to do. Add to that recently there has been a rash of new video and photo apps all hoping to be the next Instagram. So with so many choices which ones are worth paying for, you should only download for free and are a disaster even though they look good? We will give you our picks as the best of the best to be released lately. If it’s not on this list it’s likely one of the other categories.
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We are always on the lookout for great places to find tropical treasures to add to our collection give our home the tropical vibe. Anything that will remind us of a vacation or favorite place, beach or memory is always welcome in our home. So we often find ourselves cruising beach shops, furniture store, island markets, and anywhere we think might have something we will love. On one particular excursion we found a whole new world of treasures just waiting to grab our attention. This is art festival season in South West Florida!
It’s that time of year when romance is in the air and Valentines Day is right around the corner. Every year we take time from our long weekend life to try to make this day more than just a Hallmark holiday.Millions are spent on cards, chocolate, flowers, and stuffed animals trying to out do the year before. If you are into the tropical lifestyle and so is your partner there are a lot of other “close to home” and long distance getaways that can be romantic as well to celebrate Valentines day. Here are a couple of ideas we have come up with to help you.
Many of you will be packing your bags to take a break from the cold, wet and snowy winter weather to come and enjoy the tropical warmth of Florida. If you do it right and time it right you should be able to get your thaw on at any of the awesome beaches in the state. If you don’t though Florida could leave you a bit chilly.
Welcome back to the long weekend life snowbirds! It is time to make that annual pilgrimage to your vacation home in the south and enjoy the warm weather, sand, ocean, and relaxing lifestyle it offers. Many of you have been making the trip for years and have the packing down to a science.But we are here to help with the new trends and what to wear while your here so you don’t stand out as a tourist while you are here.
This may be especially helpful if you are coming from over seas to stay for a while. we see a number of families from Germany, the Netherlands and other areas over seas that have read things about visiting Florida and have maybe gotten some bad advice. we will try to clear things up for you here and now.
I hope your life is always one long weekend no matter how it is spent or where you are. Remember Sunsets are there to remind us everything has a different time but how amazing each time can be. A day is only twenty four hours. The common house fly lives only 24 hours and spends most of it looking for…..well you know. The butterfly spends some of it’s life in one form then changes mid stream to becomes something totally different but more beautiful.We are all different and how we decide to evolve and live those times is up to us. No matter what you believe we go through this life under a shadow but we all have faith in one more day. Many of us leave with unfinished to do lists, things we wished we had said and done and life still left to be lived, because everyone of us is still that little kid full of wonder inside wanting to know there is more. More to life and the experience, more to the wonder that is the planet we live on, so much more than our limited understanding and still more to come.
There is nothing like bringing home the taste of the islands to help remind you of that special vacation where you had your toes in the sand or heard the sound of the ocean just outside the door of your hotel suite. You could relax on the patio nd sip your coffee under a palm tree and listen to the crashing waves and feel the breeze rustling through the palms tress…….ahhhhh. But now you are back home and the leaves need raked or the driveway needs the snow cleared and you wish you could just get that moment back.
Many people have been going on cruises lately and the most traveled cruise destination is out of the Port of Miami to the Caribbean. With three to seven day cruises leaving from Miami almost daily from nearly every cruise line it is a busy port and water way.The islands call and people answer looking for a relaxing way to get away from it all. But there is an area in the middle of all the excitement that holds a very murky past and a lot of truth and legend to it.
We hear them all the time when going on vacation. Things like “Don’t drink the water”, “don’t bring lava home from Hawaii”, “keeping a sharks tooth is bad luck” and others. So In order to help you relax on your vacation we decided to help you with some of the local superstitions for the islands, how they got started and which ones could possibly have some truth to them.
You often see it everywhere that people are on the beach relaxing. Someone will walk by and give you a hand gesture that makes you smile. With the thumb and pinkie finger extended the “Shaka” hand gesture is also known as “hang loose”, “or more simply “relax”. Used mainly by Hawaiians it is used to convey the “aloha spirit” or understanding and friendship between the people. In years gone by it was used by the many tribes as a gesture much like the peace sign or as a hello that was understood by all. But now mostly it is still used by surfers and vacationers to welcome each other or say hello.