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Outskirts: Eco-Discovery in Port Charlotte
An important part of any perfect day, or any vacation for that matter, is that at the end of day, everyone should be happy. If you have a family and kids, or even just a significant other, that’s not always easy.
Port Charlotte, FL and the surrounding areas of the Gulf Islands offer a wonderful mix of activities that are relaxing and educational while staying stimulating enough to keep everyone entertained. Due to the current economic environment, there are some amazing luxury condominiums up for grabs at some sweet rates that allow your pocket book to stay happy too.
Port Charlotte is roughly a 3 hour drive from Miami, making it accessible for a regular weekend excursion.We decided to head out on a Friday night after traffic died down a little, landing us in Port Charlotte at roughly 10:30PM in pitch darkness (something we aren’t used to in light-polluted Miami).
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Hipster Voodoo, French Burgundy and Maple-Pork Madness in Unassuming Portland
On a recent business trip I experienced an unexpected perfect day that snuck up on me like serendipitous rain shower during a forest fire. When I first heard about my assignment to Portland, Oregon, I have to admit that I wasn't expecting much, since... Read More
Southern California’s Anacapa Island
One of five islands that make up the Channel Islands off the coast of Central California, Anacapa, is a small volcanic island about 14 miles off the shores of Oxnard. Named by the Chumash Native American Indians, the Channel Islands are five miles lo... Read More
A Perfect Loop Around Mount Hood
Warning: this spectacular loop drive is responsible for tens of thousands of visitors deciding to sell the house, quit their job and move to Oregon! Done as an overnight adventure or a long day trip, this classic 165-mile road tour takes you past man... Read More
Lees Ferry––Discover Your Frontier Spirit
High, dry, and lonesome, the valley stretches north into endlessness. East and west, sun-burnt sandstone cliffs and red-rock canyons rise into the crisp blue sky, as the deserted two-lane highway meanders through a landscape of golden sagebrush, will... Read More
Escape to Catalina Island by Penny Williams
Penny- Your photo is really amazing and I love the article (http://52perfectdays.com/articles/escape-catalina-island) I have two questions. Is the boat ride smooth or rough? i.e. dramamine necessary? My second question is about the Avalon Hotel. Wo... Read More
Luxurious Laguna Beach on a Budget
It's okay to be a cheap date. As long as you do it right. Even in luxurious Laguna Beach -- a coast lined with expensive beach resorts, towering mansions and swanky restaurants -- you can still plan a classy outing without emptying your wallet.... Read More