Gulf Coast

Useppa is Florida’s Version of Fantasy Island

Florida's take on a "fantasy island" exists near Fort Myers near the northern end of Pine Island Sound. First developed as a resort by real estate mogul Barron Collier in the early 1900s, Useppa Island operates today as an exclusive private island...

What You Don’t Know About Florida’s “Honeymoon Cottage”

One look at the picture above and you might think the honeymoon is over for this old building standing in the waters of Cedar Key. But you might be surprised to learn this long-abandoned structure is actually the most photographed place in the small ...

5 Reasons to Love Pass-A-Grille Beach

Coming in at just over 30 blocks long and one block wide, the bohemian village of Pass-A-Grille Beach is the southernmost of Pinellas County’s barrier beaches. It has a rich heritage dating back to the 1880s when Tampa cigar barons, homesteaders and ...

A Really Low-Key Hideaway

Cedar Key is one of those unique Florida places where you can truly unwind, even if you've had a horrible week. No traffic, no national chains, no crowds. It's paradise on the Gulf Coast. One of the best places to stay on the island cluster is the Lo...