Authentic Siesta Key 

Sarasota's Pride & Joy

Powdery white sand on the Gulf of Mexico

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A Florida Trifecta Salad

Strawberry, Kumquat & Kale

Sweet strawberries & citrusy kumquats 

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Art Deco, tropical beaches, & hidden cafes

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Old forts, lighthouses illuminate the past

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Picking Florida Oranges

Fresh from the Farm

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Where Manatees Gather 

A Citrus County Gem

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It's a New Year! 

Create a Fresh Start

Budget-friendly and close to home

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Ocala National Forest

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

Enjoy this divine Strawberry Kumquat Salad recipe with the flavorful combination of sweet Florida strawberries, citrusy kumquats, a hint of mint, toasted almonds tossed with balsamic 


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