Vilano Villa – Everything You Need Just Add Family

Article by Beth Carson & Photos by Marisa Dye It’s rare that adults are more excited for a vacation than the kids are. But, this might have been the case with our stay at Vilano Villa, located new the beach in St. Augustine, Florida. Our young adult kids were excited. As empty nesters with blended […]

Outdoor Fun Around Gainesville

Article by Patti Morrow For three of the four seasons, Gainesville has the perfect climate for outdoor activities such as exploring state parks. But don’t worry, when it gets hot, you can find relief at some of the natural springs nearby. There’s a plethora of fun to be had outdoors in Alachua County, the Gainesville […]

Magnolia Plantation: A“Treasure” in Every Way

Article by Patti Morrow & Photos by Kerry Kern Nestled on a side street near the heart of downtown Gainesville, the historic Victorian Magnolia Plantation Inn closes its bed and breakfast services during the months of January and July to become a vacation rental while the owners are away. Surrounding the manor house are six […]

The Cypress Lake House: Create Your Own Romantic Novel In Floral City, Florida

Article & Photos by Victoria Hart It feels like the setting of a Nicholas Sparks novel. A charming, two-bedroom 1 1/2-bath cottage on Lake Consuela in Floral City, Florida, this cottage begs its guests to slow down and surrender to the present moment. The rough cypress exterior siding blends perfectly with the lakeside setting. The […]

Art & Soul – Exploring a Hidden Gem

Article & Photos by Beth Carson Traces of artists past and present abound. Custom designed, Tiffany windows in the dining hall at historic Flagler College, down a block and a half to the inspired cathedral of Memorial Presbyterian Church, directly next door at the Villa at Kirkside with its Haint Blue ceiling in the bathroom, St. Augustine is […]