Experiences

New for 2020: Edgewater Beach Hotel & Naples, Florida

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Haven’t been to Naples, Florida, in a while? Here’s what you’ve been missing, from a score of new health and wellness programs at Edgewater Beach Hotel to a sleek, new, and custom-built catamaran offering daily public cruises through Naples Bay, Port Royal, and the Gulf of Mexico in style.

Top Things to Do in Lake Placid in February & March

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Snowy owl sightings, maple syrup fests, and Olympic-themed drinks, deals, and demos are just a few reasons to visit Lake Placid during these two months.

Top Things to Do in Naples, Florida, in February & March

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Only during the months of February and March in Naples will you find the best shelling along the coast, the sweetest stone crab, and hundreds of migratory bird species flying overhead.

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Accomplish…by Vacationing

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Exercise more, learn a new skill, travel more. If these sound like your kind of New Year’s resolution ideas, then we’ve got the perfect ways you can actually accomplish them – while taking a vacation, to boot.

Where to Stay: Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

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4 Landmarks to Live Up Key West’s Literary Past

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The history of Key West has been marked by the comings and goings of many literary greats, from Ernest Hemingway to Judy Blume. Here’s how you can walk in their footsteps…beyond just a visit to the oh-so-obvious Hemingway House on Whitehead Street.

Condé Nast–Confirmed: 11 Opal Properties Recognized in 2019’s Readers’ Choice Awards

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The people have spoken. Eleven Opal Collection properties were awarded

Your Best Key West Fest

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For such a small island – sizing in at just 8 square miles – Key West sure knows how to go big when it comes to parties. That’s perhaps best demonstrated in the never-ending merry-go-round of eclectic annual festivals that call this southernmost outpost home. Here’s a look at the upcoming conch-blowing contests, Hemingway look-alikes, and mind-blowing masquerades to frame a future visit around.

Inside Sarasota’s Wood Street Studio

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Across the country, more and more woodworkers are jumping on the urban lumber bandwagon by breathing new life into old wood destined for the dump. But only in Sarasota will you find an abundance of rare tree species and a man, named Dale Reike, who transforms it into stunning pieces that tell a unique story about this southwestern spot on the gulf.

5 Nature Preserves & Parks in Jensen Beach to Suit Your Style

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Are you big into birding? Or perhaps have the kids