9 Jan, 2014 in Florida, Itineraries

During the time that I’ve been based in Tallahassee Florida for research with Florida State University I’ve had various opportunities to wonder all around Florida. This summary summarizes all my Florida travels with links to the various posts detailing my adventures.   West Coast Florida The trip to the west coast I …

3 Jan, 2014 in Itineraries, Saint Augustine
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Saint Augustine 15 thumb Castillo de San Marcos   Oldest Fort in the US : Saint Augustine saint augustine

When most people think about Florida, they imagine tropical beaches and sunshine, but Florida is actually where colonial history of the Americas began and Saint Augustine in Florida prides itself as being the oldest everything in the United States. You’ve got the oldest fort, the oldest street, the oldest church, the oldest house, etc. referring […]

5 Dec, 2013 in Tampa Bay
Circus Museum - Ringling Sarasota (29)

Though there’s lots to see at the Ringling Estate and Museum of Art in Sarasota, Ringling has made his fortune and fame by forming one of the world’s largest traveling circuses. If you think that isn’t such a big deal, the Ringling Circus Museum will help you understand just how big the operation was. It […]

2 Dec, 2013 in Miami
Vizcaya Museum House Gardens - Miami (27)

If you enjoy architecture and gardens and a small glimpse into how the rich and successful live, Miami has a few terrific options for you. I previously covered the Charles Deering Estate at Cutler which is already quite impressive, but it’s nothing compared to the Vizcaya Villa belonging to a different member of the Deering […]

19 Nov, 2013 in Tallahassee
Christmas lights in Tallahassee (23)

This time last year I was living in Tallahassee and was surprised to see the preparations for Christmas starting as early as November. Riding around town I noticed quite a few light shows popping up in various churches and I occasionally stopped by to have a look.   Take this next one, …

15 Sep, 2013 in Saint Augustine
Oldest European House in America : Saint Augustine - Florida

Saint Augustine in Florida prides itself in being the oldest city in the United States. As such, walking around Saint Augustine you’ll come across the oldest fort, oldest road, the oldest church, etc. and – ofcourse, the oldest house. Who gets to hold that title? it’s the Gonz├ílez-Alvarez House located at 14 St. Francis Street, […]

12 Sep, 2013 in Tallahassee
Tallahassee observation deck (1)

Want to see Tallahassee from above? Not many tall building in Tallahassee, so your options are limited to, well, one. Make your way to the new Tallahassee Capitol Building and go up to the 22nd floor observation deck. You’ll be able to see a small gallery of the local Tallahassee history and catch panoramic views […]

14 Aug, 2013 in Saint Augustine
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Saint Augustine (6)

One of the best historical attractions in Saint Augustine – America’s oldest city – is Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest fort in the US. It dates back to 1672 and was built to defend the Spanish colonialists from sea invaders. Throughout the years, it has served the Spanish, the British, and then finally the […]

5 Aug, 2013 in Florida
New Smyrna Beach Florida (27)

Want to see another gorgeous Florida beach? adding to my growing collection of posts about the wonderful beaches all around Florida state in the United States is the New Smyrna Beach. After visiting the exciting Kennedy Space Center, I headed up north towards Daytona Beach. On the way, the local guides were hailing a local […]

12 Jul, 2013 in Saint Augustine
Around Saint Augustine (23)

To share with you a bit of the charm of "USA’s oldest city" – Saint Augustine, below is a small collection of photos from a walking tour I did while revisiting Saint Augustine with my father. Costumed guides, carriages, old colonial buildings, stone paved streets, wooden huts, lovely small artist shops, and it’s all next […]

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