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Places to See: The Kennedy Space Center

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The Kennedy Space Center is a must-see attraction for all Florida residents. That’s because there is way more to see and do there than just watch an occasional rocket launch. The Kennedy Space Center is more than just a place in Cape Canaveral that NASA uses as a launch pad for their space missions. There […]

The Top Five Stone Crab Restaurants in Florida

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One of the most popular Florida seafood items is stone crab claws. There are many restaurants throughout Florida that have made a name for themselves by serving delicious stone crab claws. Some restaurants boil the claws and then chill them and serve them cold with a mustard dipping sauce. Some restaurants serve warm claws with […]

For Boomers Academy is LIVE! [Free Preview]


Just a few days ago we opened up For Boomers Academy to the folks that took advantage of early sign-up. Here today I’ve got a preview of one of the video lessons currently Live in the Member’s Center. This is one of the shorter lessons but I think its a useful (and important!) one, especially […]

The Old Florida Outdoor Festival


One of the biggest and most exciting outdoor events taking place in central Florida next month will be The Old Florida Outdoor Festival that is held in Apopka. The event will feature anything and everything related to the outdoors lifestyle here in Florida. There will be booths and vendors for a wide range of outdoor […]

How to Calculate Your Florida CDD Assessment


Yesterday, in addition to breaking a tooth on a Cool Ranch Doritos and having to make an emergency trip to the dentist to get a crown started, I was working on creating one of the first videos for For Boomers Academy. The video is all about Community Development Districts (CDD) which are local, special purpose […]

9 Best Selling Florida Communities of 2013


Last year 9 Florida communities sold enough homes to make the annual Top 50 Master-Planned Communities list compiled by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. (Interestingly that’s the exact same number of Florida communities to make the list last year.) It should come as no surprise to see that The Villages again claimed the top spot […]

Top 5 Articles of 2013

Each year in January I like to look back and see what the most popular articles were for the previous year. It’s always an interesting exercise. Here’s what people really dug in 2013: 1. 10 Highest (and Lowest) Florida County Property Tax Rates Everyone is interested in figuring out what their retirement dream is really […]

25 Ways to Know If You Are a TRUE Floridian


This list has made its way around online for a while now, and it gets funnier every time I read it, so I thought I’d share it with you here. I have no idea where it originates but if you know where it originally came from, let me know. I’d love to give credit where […]

Travel + Leisure’s Florida Road Trip

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In this month’s issue of Travel + Leisure there’s a great article written by Florida native Tom Austin in which he chronicles a handful of Florida road trips. The trips include Miami to Palm Beach, St. Augustine to Amelia Island, Islamorada to Key West, and Apalachicola to Naples. Tom mentions some great attractions, restaurants, and […]

Community Profile: The Plantation


The Plantation is a community by Pulte Homes located in southwestern Florida. Some of the amenities include a community golf course and clubhouse, a fitness center and spa, and a wide variety of cultural events and activities. The community is also very close to the extremely popular Fort Myers area. History The Plantation is located […]