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Powdery white sand on the Gulf of Mexico

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Sweet strawberries & citrusy kumquats 

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Where Manatees Gather 

A Citrus County Gem

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It's a New Year! 

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Florida's Big Scrub

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Authentic Tips for Visiting Siesta Key

We provide authentic tips for beaches, restaurants and accommodations while visiting Siesta Key, a southwest Florida barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, recently recognized by TripAdvisor 

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Florida Strawberry Kumquat Salad

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