Tag: Florida

Destinations Worth a Second Look

Looking out at the world from Machu Picchu, Peru Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Deciding on Places to Visit in the Coming Year ’Tis the season for reflection. Here are some destinations worth considering in the coming year—along with some different ways to contemplate them. United States: Where We Should All Be on July…

Key West for Christmas

La Mer Bed and Breakfast, a part of the Southernmost Hotel, mixes holiday charm with tropical style. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Leave Your Boots and Mittens at Home This Holiday Season Dreaming of a bright Christmas? Consider a trip to Key West to get a warm holiday fix.   ~Advertisement~ ~Advertisement~ Love the Florida Keys? You might like these posts: Biscayne,…

Parking, Central, Hotel, Naples

Shopping and boat rides are available in nearby Tin City, a short walk from the Naples Park Central Hotel. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Where to Stay for the Convenience On a quick trip to the west coast of Florida for a family wedding, the Brawny Sherpa and I need someplace convenient to stay. For us, that means a hotel with parking that is…

Cruising Cemeteries around the Globe

Grave marker of Anastasia Romanov at Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Touring Graveyards for History and Understanding I suppose if you are bashful, a cemetery is a great place to visit given that no one is likely to talk to you much. I like cemeteries for the opportunities they provide to…

To Which Eiffel Tower Will You Go?

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Is Everywhere—Orlando, Las Vegas, Paris With the turrets of the Excalibur in view, passing the Statue of Liberty of New York New York, cruising past the dancing fountains of Bellagio, taking in the singing gondoliers at the Venetian, the…

Heeding those Warning Signs: Alligators Snap

A Pertinent Reminder in Sanibel, Fla. One would think that not tormenting nearby alligators would be intuitive, but, apparently, those without common sense need to be reminded. Life in the wild and all. —Lori Tripoli Note from the Brawny Sherpa:…

Escape from New York

Winter stops being interesting for some of us circa January 2. Too bad there’s still about three months of it left. Looking for an escape? Consider Key Biscayne, Fla. Just off Miami, it’s an island escape that lets visitors seek…

Key Biscayne Unbudgeted

When It Absolutely, Positively Has to Be High-End I will forever regret missing out on what would have been my first trip to Venice, Italy. A friend and I were alternating hotel qualities: one day slumming it, the next day…