Tag Archives: Florida

Fun Places to Kayak in US by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Fun Places to Kayak in US

Pretty much any place with water is a great place to kayak. While I have always loved kayaking, I have been finding more kayaking opportunities lately. Here are a few fun places to kayak in US, a couple of which really surprised me! Delaware Many people think of Delaware as a section of I-95 during road trips between New York […]

fun ways to see Tampa Florida: Bayshore Boulevard

5 Fun Ways to See Tampa Florida

Tampa really did surprise me. My prior visits to Tampa, mostly during Florida road trips, left me with the impression that Tampa had seen better days. Since Tampa recently received a downtown facelift with another $4 billion renovation project for the future, I wanted to explore the Big Guava (aka Cigar City) myself. Besides, several friends moved to the Tampa […]

8 Great Places to Eat in Naples Florida. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

8 Great Places To Eat in Naples Florida

Naples Florida is well into a culinary renaissance and their food scene has really evolved. Midwestern US fare and Italian once was standard but restaurants are now more upscale and eclectic. Innovative chefs from around the world move to Naples and incorporate fresh seafood and local ingredients. If you have not been to Naples Florida in awhile, give […]

8 Great Things To Do in Amelia Island Florida

8 Great Things to Do in Amelia Island Florida

Eight different nations ruled the 13 mile long barrier island in northeast Florida called Amelia Island. Being the only place in the USA claiming this distinction, Amelia Island businesses incorporate the “eight flags” theme as much as possible. Among the things to do in Amelia Island is experience and explore Old Florida (history and nature), eat amazing fresh seafood, and mingle with […]

Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida: Boca Resort

Fabulous Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida

Fabulous Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida Perhaps it goes without saying but most luxury resorts in Florida have a sweet relaxed vibe to them. Many Florida resorts are located along the beach so you can almost roll out of bed and onto the sand. Florida is one of the few places where you can wear […]

Margaritaville Beach Resort: 5 O'Clock Somewhere

Relaxed Luxury at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort: Relaxed Luxury in South Florida We recently stayed at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida and loved the relaxed luxury vibe. The property is cool, fun, and still has a new resort feel (it only opened in November 2015). You will feel your troubles melt away as soon as you you enter the casual but functional lobby. […]

scenic drives in Florida: Seven Mile Bridge

7 Fun Scenic Drives in Florida

Florida is so much more than Disney World and a massive building to checkin for your Caribbean cruise. Allow me to introduce you to some amazing scenic drives in Florida.   7 Fun Scenic Drives in Florida Florida Keys The Overseas Highway is one of the world’s great scenic drives and the only road to Key West. The 113 mile (182 km) […]

8 Great Decisions to Help You Travel Happy

15 Fantastic Sunrise and Sunset Photos

In the #ExpediaChat Twitter travel chat last week, Rick Griffin (a chat host) and other fun travel friends were sharing beautiful sunrise and sunset photos. I tweeted a few of my photos and, of course, everyone was in awe of my photos and said they were the best (wink wink). Anyway, I joked we should have our own […]

Fascinating Small Town Museums in Eastern US

Fascinating Small Town Museums in Southeastern US

There are over 35,000 museums in the United States but travel articles consistently cover the same 50 or so. I have been to many fascinating museums in countless small towns across the United States and believe lesser visited museums should be recognized and visited. Along with my personal recommendations, I received dozens of suggestions from travel writer friends, tourist offices, PR representatives, and […]

Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida: Boca Resort

8 Great Boca Resort Relaxed Luxury Features to Enjoy

In the mid 1920s, Addison Mizner, a preeminent architect of South Florida mansions, built what was then one of the most expensive and lavish properties in the world. Celebrities, wealthy, and upper class moguls considered Mizner’s retreat as “THEE” place to people watch and be seen. Imagine The Great Gatsby and the Roaring Twenties. [ OK, I am […]