Florida Ultimate Excursions

Florida Ultimate Excursions BRADENTON GET ON THE POT April 15 – 16
| Spring Pottery Sale 
Art Center Manatee | 
ArtCenterManatee.org Update your home and garden decor with original designs from the area’s most talented potters. Hosted by the ArtCenter Manatee, the local center for art exhibitions, special cultural events, and classes for painting, sculpture, photography,…

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Ocala, Florida

Ocala, Florida Heaven on Earth| Equestrian Communties and Nature Trails As seen in the 2016 Winter Issue By Kim Henry With an average year-round temperature of 70 degrees, Ocala, FL, boasts a more than average year-round world of beauty and adventure. Ocala supports a rich equestrian life for breeders, seasoned riders, and visiting newbies alike.…

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Phoenix, Arizona

Stunning Scenery and Endless Sunshine As seen in the winter 2016 Ideal-LIVING magazine by N. Gross Floating above Phoenix in a hot air balloon, you’ll experience the spectacular beauty of the colorful Sonoran Desert, and the rugged mountains that define the city’s horizon. Known as The Valley of the Sun, the scenic desert landscape features…

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Jacksonville, Florida: Where Big and Beautiful Intersect

Jacksonville, Florida: Where Big and Beautiful Intersect As seen in the Winter 2016 Ideal-Living magazine By Jamie Penn By now, we all know that the state of Florida has some serious perks. Many of us would name warm winters, white sandy beaches, and pristine golf courses as top attractions, and we’d be right. Retirees and…

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Ideal Southern Towns

Ideal Southern Towns Have you ever wondered where is the best sushi in Port St. Lucie, Florida? Or, which town has the best riverwalk? In the Fall 2015 issue of ideal-LIVING, we highlight 35 ideal southern towns from Knoxville to Ft. Myers, giving you great places to visit, along with savory eateries and top things…

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ideal towns >> new bern, nc

New Bern is not only the birth place of Pepsi-Cola, home to a multitude of cultural festivals and the second oldest town in North Carolina, but it has just completed a $65 million History Center, which is raising the bar on museum experiences across America, making this riverside town one of the most adored destinations in North Carolina.

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ideal towns >> asheville, nc

Asheville — Mountain Adventures, Eclectic Artists & Incredible Architecture by Nancy Gross Famous for the stunning beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the grand Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC, is also known for its edgy, artistic energy and its burgeoning culinary scene. This thriving mountain city has an irresistible eclectic downtown with more than 30…

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ideal towns >> bluffton, sc

Bluffton — One of South Carolina’s Best Kept Secrets by Rachael Provost Filled with antebellum homes and Spanish moss-draped oaks, historic churches and screened-in porches, it’s a place you would almost expect not to exist anymore. But the secret is out, and Bluffton’s Lowcountry flavor and scenic setting on the banks of the May River…

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ideal towns >> bradenton, fl

Bradenton — Florida’s Bay Area Beauty by Scott Kauffman When it comes to this part of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Bradenton might not be as well-known as its sophisticated neighbor to the south, Sarasota. But that’s just fine for the folks flocking to the Bradenton region, which is equally rich in culture and recreational wonders with…

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ideal towns >> charleston, sc

Beautiful. Historical. Hospitable. — Welcome to Charleston by Nancy Gross The people are remarkably friendly. The grits are spicy and the oysters are fresh. The cobblestone streets are steeped in history, and the views of the harbor are spectacular. This is Charleston, SC, voted “America’s Best City” three times in a row. It’s also considered…

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