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April 2017

Saint John, New Brunswick

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Saint John (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃.ʒɔn]) is a city on the Fundy coast in New Brunswick, Canada. In 2016, the city is the second largest in New Brunswick and has a population of 67,575 over an area of 315.82 square kilometres (121.94 sq mi). Saint John is the oldest incorporated city in Canada. During the reign of Britain’s George III, the municipality was created by royal charter in 1785. The Saint John metropolitan area covers a land area of 3,362.95 square kilometres (1,298.44 sq mi) across the Caledonia Highlands, with a CMA population (as of 2016) of 126,202.

Samuel de Champlain landed at Saint John Harbour on June 24, 1604 (the feast of St. John the Baptist) and is where the Saint John River gets its name. After over a century of ownership disputes over the land surrounding Saint John between the French and English, the English deported the French colonists in 1755 and constructed Fort Howe above the harbour in 1778. Saint John, as a major settlement, was established by Loyalists when two fleets of vessels from Massachusetts, one in the spring and a second in the fall, arrived in the harbour carrying British subjects who, wishing to remain loyal to Great Britain, fled their U.S. homes during the American Revolution. In 1785, Saint John became the first incorporated city in what would later become Canada. Over the next century, waves of Irish immigration, namely during the Great Famine via Partridge Island, would fundamentally change the city’s demographics and culture.

Predated by the Maritime Archaic Indian civilization, the area of the northwestern coastal regions of the Bay of Fundy is believed to have been inhabited by the Passamaquoddy Nation several thousand years ago, while the Saint John River valley north of the bay became the domain of the Maliseet Nation. The Mi’kmaq also ventured into the territory and named the area ”Měnagwĕs”, which means “where they collect the dead seals.”

Samuel de Champlain landed at Saint John Harbour in 1604, but the area was in English hands by the end of the Seven Years’ War. After being incorporated as a city in 1785 with an influx of Loyalists from the Boston States and immigrants from Ireland, the city grew as a global hub for shipping and shipbuilding. In 1851 the city cemented itself internationally when the Marco Polo, built from a Saint John yard, became the fastest in the world.

However, the city would also experience much struggle with its success. From 1840 to 1860 sectarian violence was rampant in Saint John resulting in some of the worst urban riots in Canadian history. The city experienced a cholera outbreak in 1854 with the death over 1,500 people, as well as a great fire in 1877 that destroyed 40% of the city and left 20,000 people homeless.

Situated in the south-central portion of the province, along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River, the city is split by the south-flowing river and the east side is bordered on the north by the Kennebecasis River where it meets the Saint John River at Grand Bay. The Saint John Harbour is home to two cruise ship terminals, Marco Polo and Diamond Jubilee. It’s also a fairly busy place for various container ships.

The Saint John River itself flows into the Bay of Fundy through a narrow gorge several hundred feet wide at the centre of the city. It contains a unique phenomenon called the Reversing Falls where the diurnal tides of the bay reverse the water flow of the river for several kilometres. A series of underwater ledges at the narrowest point of this gorge also create a series of rapids.

The topography surrounding Saint John is hilly; a result of the influence of two coastal mountain ranges which run along the Bay of Fundy – the St. Croix Highlands and the Caledonia Highlands. The soil throughout the region is extremely rocky with frequent granite outcrops. The coastal plain hosts numerous freshwater lakes in the eastern, western and northern parts of the city.

In Saint John the height difference from low to high tide is approximately 8 metres (28 ft) due to the funnelling effect of the Bay of Fundy as it narrows. The Reversing Falls in Saint John, actually an area of strong rapids, provides one example of the power of these tides; at every high tide, ocean water is pushed through a narrow gorge in the middle of the city and forces the Saint John River to reverse its flow for several hours.

The climate of Saint John is humid continental (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The Bay of Fundy never fully freezes, thus moderating the winter temperatures compared with inland locations. Even so, with the prevailing wind blowing from the west (from land to sea), the average January temperature is about −8.2 °C (17.2 °F). Summers are usually warm to hot, and daytime temperatures often exceed 25 °C (77 °F). The highest temperature recorded in a given year is usually 30 °C (86 °F) or 31 °C (88 °F). The confluence of cold Bay of Fundy air and inland warmer temperatures often creates onshore winds that bring periods of fog and cooler temperatures during the summer months.

Precipitation in Saint John totals about 1,390 millimetres (55 in) annually and is well distributed throughout the year, although the late autumn and early winter is typically the wettest time of year. Snowfalls can often be heavy, but rain is as common as snow in winter, and it is not unusual for the ground to be snow-free even in mid-winter.

In the year 2011 the population of the Greater Saint John area was 127,761, of whom 49% were male and 51% female. Children under fifteen accounted for approximately 16% of the population. People 65 and over accounted for approximately 15% of the population. When the census was taken in May 2011 the population of the Saint John metropolitan area was 127,761 compared with 122,389 in 2006.

The presence of Celtic, British and French heritage is very apparent along with strong maritime traditions. Saint John’s economy has long ties to the fisheries and shipbuilding, and is known for the Marco Polo as its flagship vessel. The city has been a traditional hub for creativity, boasting many notable artists, actors and musicians, including Walter Pidgeon, Donald Sutherland, Louis B. Mayer, Fred Ross and Miller Brittain.

Saint John has a long history of brewers, such as Simeon Jones, The Olands, and James Ready. The city is now home to Moosehead Breweries, James Ready Brewing Co., and Big Tide Brewing Co.

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Durban, South Africa

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Durban (Zulu: eThekwini, from itheku meaning “bay/lagoon”) is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Durban’s metropolitan municipality ranks third among the most populous urban areas in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. It forms part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city’s warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. The municipality, which includes neighbouring towns, has a population of almost 3.5 million, making the combined municipality one of the biggest cities on the Indian Ocean coast of the African continent. It is the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal which is the 2nd most populous province in South Africa. It has the highest number of dollar millionaires added per year of any South African city with the number rising 200% between 2000 and 2014.

In May 2015, Durban was officially recognised as one of the New7Wonders Cities together with Vigan, Doha, La Paz, Havana, Beirut, and Kuala Lumpur.

Archaeological evidence from the Drakensberg mountains suggests that the Durban area has been inhabited by communities of hunter-gatherers since 100,000 BC. These people lived throughout the area of present-day KwaZulu-Natal until the expansion of Bantu farmers and pastoralists from the north saw their gradual displacement, incorporation or extermination. Little is known of the history of the first residents, as there is no written history of the area until it was sighted by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who sailed parallel to the KwaZulu-Natal coast at Christmastide in 1497 while searching for a route from Europe to India. He named the area “Natal”, or Christmas in Portuguese.

The modern city of Durban dates from 1824, when a party of 25 men under British Lieutenant F. G. Farewell arrived from the Cape Colony and established a settlement on the northern shore of the Bay of Natal, near today’s Farewell Square. Accompanying Farewell was an adventurer named Henry Francis Fynn. Fynn was able to befriend the Zulu King Shaka by helping him to recover from a stab wound he suffered in battle. As a token of Shaka’s gratitude, he granted Fynn a “30-mile [50 km] strip of coast a hundred miles [160 km] in depth.”

During a meeting of 35 European residents in Fynn’s territory on 23 June 1835, it was decided to build a capital town and name it “d’Urban” after Sir Benjamin d’Urban, then governor of the Cape Colony.

The Voortrekkers established the Republic of Natalia in 1838, with its capital at Pietermaritzburg.

Piet Retief, leader of the Voortrekkers in Natal, negotiated with the Zulu King, Dingane, in order to obtain land for their farming purposes. After negotiations were concluded, Dingane however reneged and had Retief and his entire entourage murdered. Thereafter the Zulus attacked and killed more than 500 Voortrekkers at Retief’s laager. The Voortrekkers retaliated and broke Dingane’s power at the Battle of Blood River, killing over 3000 Zulus.

Continued tension between the Voortrekkers and the Zulus prompted the governor of the Cape Colony to dispatch a force under Captain Charlton Smith to establish British rule in Natal, for fear of losing British control in Port Natal. The force arrived on 4 May 1842 and built a fortification that was later to be The Old Fort. On the night of 23/24 May 1842 the British attacked the Voortrekker camp at Congella. The attack failed, and the British had to withdraw to their camp which was put under siege. A local trader Dick King and his servant Ndongeni were able to escape the blockade and rode to Grahamstown, a distance of 600 km (372.82 mi) in fourteen days to raise reinforcements. The reinforcements arrived in Durban 20 days later; the Voortrekkers retreated, and the siege was lifted.

Fierce conflict with the Zulu population led to the evacuation of Durban, and eventually the Afrikaners accepted British annexation in 1844 under military pressure.

A British governor was appointed to the region and many settlers emigrated from Europe and the Cape Colony. The British established a sugar cane industry in the 1860s. Farm owners had a difficult time attracting Zulu labourers to work on their plantations, so the British brought thousands of indentured labourers from India on twenty five-year contracts. As a result of the importation of Indian labourers, Durban has the largest Asian community on the African continent, and has the largest Indian population outside of India.

When the Borough of Durban was proclaimed in 1854, the council had to procure a seal for official documents. The seal was produced in 1855 and was replaced in 1882. The new seal contained a coat of arms without helmet or mantling that combined the coats of arms of Sir Benjamin D’Urban and Sir Benjamin Pine. An application was made to register the coat of arms with the College of Arms in 1906, but this application was rejected on grounds that the design implied that D’Urban and Pine were husband and wife. Nevertheless, the coat of arms appeared on the council’s stationery from about 1912. The following year, a helmet and mantling was added to the council’s stationery and to the new city seal that was made in 1936. The motto reads “Debile principium melior fortuna sequitur”—”Better fortune follows a humble beginning”.

The blazon of the arms registered by the South African Bureau of Heraldry and granted to Durban on 9 February 1979. The coat of arms fell into disuse with the re-organisation of the South African local government structure in 2000. The seal ceased to be used in 1995.

Today, Durban is the busiest container port in Africa. The Golden Mile, developed as a welcoming tourist destination in the 1970s, as well as Durban at large, provide ample tourist attractions, particularly for people on holiday from Gauteng. The Golden Mile was redeveloped in late 2009 in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It was resurfaced and widened between Ushaka Marine World and Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Durban’s most popular beaches are also located along the Golden Mile. The city is also a gateway to the national parks and historic sites of the Zulu Kingdom, the old British Gentlemen’s club, the City Hall, the Natal Sugar Mills, the Botanical Gardens, Mitchell Park (a park lined with flowers where the Victorian-era inhabitants came in their best outfits) and the Drakensberg

Durban has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), with hot and humid summers and pleasantly warm and dry winters, which are snow- and frost-free. Durban has an annual rainfall of 1,009 millimetres (39.7 in). The average temperature in summer ranges around 24 °C (75 °F), while in winter the average temperature is 17 °C (63 °F). Sunrise in Durban on summer solstice occurs at 04:45 and sunset at 19:00; on winter solstice, sunrise is at 06:30 and sunset at 17:20. The rainy season is in summer which begins in November, ending in mid-April. Summers are sunny, hot and humid during the day, but are relieved by afternoon or evening thunderstorms. The city is also occasionally affected by tropical storms and cyclones during the cyclone season, which is from 15 November to 30 April. Winters, which are from June to August, are generally warm and sunny.

Durban is ethnically diverse, with a cultural richness of mixed beliefs and traditions. Zulus form the largest single ethnic group. It has a large number of people of British descent and has the most Indians of any city outside India. The influence of Indians in Durban has been significant, bringing with them a variety of cuisine, culture and religion. Social cohesion in South Africa’s third largest city is fairly strong despite a negative outlook from a few individuals. In the Apartheid regime, different groups had to stay in certain areas although black gardeners and maids often lived on their employer’s property. These boundaries have slowly diminished since the end of Apartheid. Nevertheless, Black townships tend to remain almost completely black. Most traditional white areas have seen a significant influx of more affluent blacks and Indians.

In the years following the end of Apartheid there was a population boom as Africans were allowed to move into the city. The population growth was 2.34% between 1996 and 2001. This led to shanty towns forming around which were often demolished. Between 2001 and 2011 the population growth slowed down to 1.08% per year and shanty towns have become less common as the government builds low income housing. Durban has seen substantial urban sprawl and circa 1930 the entire settlement only consisted of central Durban, the Berea and the Bluff. The white population has not increased much since that time but many have left this area and moved to more distant suburbs such as Umhlanga which has become a major centre for companies.

The population of the city of Durban and central suburbs such as Durban North, Durban South and the Berea increased 10.9% between 2001 and 2011 from 536,644 to 595,061. The number of Black Africans increased while the number of people in all the other racial groups decreased. Black Africans increased from 34.9% to 51.1%. Indian or Asians decreased from 27.3% to 24.0%. Whites decreased from 25.5% to 15.3% as their neighbourhoods have been increasingly overrun by crime. Coloureds decreased from 10.26% to 8.59%. A new racial group, Other, was included in the 2011 census at 0.93%.

The city’s demographics indicate that 68% of the population are of working age, and 38% of the people in Durban are under the age of 19 years.

King Shaka International Airport services both domestic and international flights, with regularly scheduled services to Dubai, Istanbul, Doha, Addis Ababa, Mauritius, Harare, Lusaka, Windhoek, Gaborone and Maputo, as well as eight domestic destinations. Air Seychelles will start flying to Durban from 30 March 2017. The airport’s position forms part of the Golden Triangle between Johannesburg and Cape Town, which is important for convenient travel and trade between these three major South African cities. The airport opened in May 2010. King Shaka International Airport handled 4.93 million passengers in 2015/2016, up 9 percent from 2014/2015. King Shaka International was constructed at La Mercy, about 36 kilometres (22 mi) north of central Durban. All operations at Durban International Airport have been transferred to King Shaka International as of 1 May 2010, with plans for flights to Singapore, London, Mumbai, Australia, Kigali, Luanda, Lilongwe and Nairobi.

Durban International Airport was used by the South African Defence Force during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and as a secondary airport to handle overflow. The airport serves as a major gateway for travellers to KwaZulu-Natal and the Drakensberg.

Durban has a long tradition as a port city. The Port of Durban, formerly known as the Port of Natal, is one of the few natural harbours between Port Elizabeth and Maputo, and is also located at the beginning of a particular weather phenomenon which can cause extremely violent seas. These two features made Durban an extremely busy port of call for ship repairs when the port was opened in the 1840s. Durban is now the busiest port in South Africa, as well as the third busiest container port in the Southern Hemisphere.

The modern Port of Durban grew around trade from Johannesburg, as the industrial and mining capital of South Africa is not located on any navigable body of water. Thus, products being shipped from Johannesburg outside of South Africa must be loaded onto trucks or railways and transported to Durban. The Port of Maputo was unavailable for use until the early 1990s due to civil war and an embargo against South African products. There is now an intense rivalry between Durban and Maputo for shipping business.

Durban has a very popular cruise industry. MSC Cruises bases the MSC Sinfonia in Durban from November to April every year. Durban is the most popular cruise hub in Southern Africa. Cruise destinations from Durban on the MSC Sinfonia include Mozambique, Mauritius, Réunion, Madagascar and other domestic destinations such as Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Many other ships cruise through Durban every year, including some of the worlds biggest, such as the RMS Queen Mary 2, the biggest ocean liner in the world.

Naval Base Durban on Salisbury Island (now joined to the mainland and part of the Port of Durban), was established as a naval base during the Second World War. It was downgraded in 2002 to a naval station. In 2012 a decision was made to renovate and expand the facilities back up to a full naval base to accommodate the South African Navy’s offshore patrol flotilla. In December 2015 it was redesignated Naval Base Durban.

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Massive Bahamas Hurricane Relief Drive from Stuart, Florida

STUART– Over the week residents of Stuart, Florida and its neighboring cities in, a massive hurricane relief drive, provided nearly 100,000 pounds of items for The Bahamas’ hurricane victims in Grand Bahama and Andros.

On Thursday, October 6th Hurricane Matthew plowed across the northern part of The Bahamas, as a category four storm, packing winds of up to 140 miles per hour. Although Bahamians had heeded warnings and prepared for the force of the storm, while sparing lives, Hurricane Matthew caused major damage and destruction to buildings, homes, electrical and communications infrastructure throughout New Providence, Grand Bahama and Andros Island.

Grand Bahama was one of the hardest hit and, with utility poles down, much of the island continues to be without power. It has been predicted that power may not be restored for weeks.

Against this background the residents of Stuart, Florida rallied to assist The Bahamas and donations have been pouring in. Private pilots have been using their time, fuel and planes to drop off a wide array of relief items from tarp and generators to food, water and basic personal items.

The massive operation out of Stuart Jet Center is the brainchild of Joseph Rieger, the owner of Blue Marlin Cove in Grand Bahama. Mr. Rieger orchestrated the outreach through his many contacts in the area and the owners/operators of the Jet Center, Jeff Cappen and his brothers, donated one of their hangers for the staging of the relief efforts.

On Wednesday Bahamas Minister of Tourism, and Member of Parliament for West End and Bimini, Obie Wilchcombe, released a formal statement expressing gratitude to Mr. Rieger and the people of Stuart for all that they are doing.

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“It is with profound gratitude and appreciation, as the Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, that I extend my appreciation and gratitude on behalf of the constituents to Mr. Joe Rieger of Blue Marlin Cove in Bootle Bay,” he said.

“Mr. Rieger has tirelessly led a relief effort to assist the people by coordinating the collection of supplies, transportation and distribution to the community. Because of his efforts, a relief kitchen has been organized in West End. His efforts have also resulted in the preparation and distribution of relief packages. I am most grateful to him and his staff who have diligently, and with integrity, managed the process.”

Patrick Aldrich, one of the lead organizers on the ground at the Jet Center, said that when the project began organizers thought that they would only be sending out a few planes to assist. Mr. Aldrich said he never imagined that the operation would grow to such a large undertaking where planes are flying out throughout the day with supplies and donations are pouring in rapidly.

He said that the efforts began on social media and went viral. “It just got blown up,” he said. “People just kept sharing the information and even the media found out about it.”

Dozens of volunteers are being used to assist in the efforts, from school children to church organizations and others who simply want to just lend a hand. The volunteers include persons from as far north as St. Augustine, which was also hit by Hurricane Matthew last week.

Jeff Capen shared why he was so happy to assist with the relief effort for The Bahamas. “I travel to The Bahamas and vacation there. I have friends there, wanted to help as soon as possible, and I wanted to be sure that the people who were affected by the storm were taken care of,” he said.

The volunteers over the past few days have included students from Treasure Coast High School Junior Air Force ROTC. The students have been helping with the unloading of donations as they arrive, packing items and loading them onto planes for delivery.

Another group of volunteers assisting is from Empowered Masters Commission, a Bible College in Lake Wales, FL.

The operation at the Jet Center in Florida will continue through Friday, when remaining items will be taken down to South Florida to SEACOR Island Lines, where vessels there will ship the supplies to the islands.

SEACOR Island Lines is a shipping company that transports cargo to all of The Bahamas. Mike LaFleur, CEO of the company, said that they are working with private enterprises, foundations and individuals to ship relief cargo to the islands especially Andros and Freeport.

Of the massive operation in Stuart, Florida, he said “we are really hoping to replicate this effort down south.” He added that his company would be assisting in relief efforts as long as needed because it has been operating in The Bahamas for years. “We are a part of the community and we want to help our friends, our colleagues, and the businesses.”

When the relief operations in Stuart end on Friday, donations will continue to be collected at SEACOR Island Lines, 1300 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale tel 954-929-9292.

The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world’s best scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with preclearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar is on par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It’s Better in The Bahamas. For travel packages, activities and accommodations information, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook Twitter and YouTube
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Bahamas-Relief Effort Delivers
20,000 Pounds Of Needed Supplies

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In 3 days’ time, Bahamas-relief effort at Stuart Jet Center attracts and delivers 20,000 pounds in donated supplies—but need remains

STUART—Acting as the local epicenter of relief operations to regions of the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Matthew, Stuart Jet Center has collected and coordinated delivery of more than 20,000 pounds of vital supplies since launching the effort just two days ago.

More than 20 deliveries by plane—mostly single- and twin-engine aircraft—have gone out so far. As helpful as the smaller aircraft are, the need for larger planes with greater cargo capacity is acute. Moments ago, golfing great Jack Nicklaus lent his Gulfstream jet to the effort, enabling the shipment of more than 6,000 pounds of medical supplies and other essentials in one trip.

“The generosity of the public has been incredible,” says Dan Capen, president of Stuart Jet Center. “It’s amazing how many supplies people have stepped up to donate in such a short period of time. But as anyone who’s seen images of the devastation can tell you, the need is overwhelming. We’re told the power in this portion of the islands might not get turned back on until next year.”

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and all this week, Stuart Jet Center is receiving and sorting public donations of nonperishable foods, water and medical supplies as part of the “West End Relief Operation.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are on site at the Stuart Jet Center to clear relief-related departures and arrivals, but they’re currently only scheduled to remain on premises through Friday.

Originally anticipating addressing the needs of about 5,000 people, relief operation organizers have since learned that as many as 20,000 people are without basic supplies.

Teams of volunteers are on hand to sort and organize donations—including diapers, baby food, canned goods, mosquito repellant, basic medical supplies and water.

This all-volunteer effort is being conducted in direct conjunction with the Bahamian government. All flights must be coordinated through Stuart Jet Center and Joe Rieger of Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina on Grand Bahama Island at (772) 485-8159 or jer@bluemarlincove.com. This ensures proper landing schedules and distribution of supplies through approved channels.

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Waze

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If you’re looking for a boost from your usual Maps app, Waze may be your next road trip buddy. This community-based navigation tool provides real-time information on traffic and road conditions from other drivers in the area. By using the app, you contribute useful information to other people on the road.

Some especially handy features, on top of the usual voice-guided navigation, include the ability to send your ETA and updates to people you’re meeting, and the ability to view the ETA of friends driving to the same destination. You can also view information on cheap gas prices and local businesses.

Waze gives the option to receive alerts on accidents, police traps, hazards, and road closures. You can actively report such information through the app if you choose.

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Wi-Fi Finder

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Sometimes you can’t use your data and need Internet, but don’t know where to find it. Prepare for lost connections in urban areas with Wi-Fi Finder. You can use the app to find free wireless connections by enabling the WiFi scanner or by searching a directory.

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TripAdvisor

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If you’re vacationing in a new place, check out TripAdvisor to shape your itinerary. Millions of jet setters use the service to rank hotels, restaurants, and attractions in cities around the world on a five-star system. The app provides pricing on accommodations and flights. For those who are leaving the country or who won’t have a data connection, TripAdvisor’s Offline City Guides app provides information on more than 80 destinations that you can download and access without draining mobile data.

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12 iPhone, Android Apps To Ease Holiday Travel

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GasBuddy

Getting stranded without gas is a nightmare. Getting stranded without gas on Christmas Eve, when the entire family is en route to Grandma’s, and it’s snowing … well, that’s much worse. Avoid this scenario with GasBuddy, which helps you search for cheap and convenient gas stations. You can search by fuel type or distance and view results on a map that shows profiles for each station and the amenities they offer. The app can also be updated to reflect the latest gas prices. Use GasBuddy as a guest or create a profile to win discounts on fuel.

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SEA TURTLE RESORT

 

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Our charming six-unit complex features one and two bedroom units that are fully furnished with newly remodeled kitchens, including Central A/C, Large Refrigerators, Microwaves, Cable TV and Beach Accessories. Sofa sleepers in each unit allow pleasant accommodations for additional guests. Guests will enjoy staying at the Sea Turtle Resort in Hollywood Beach, Florida where the beautiful Atlantic Ocean is only steps away…

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12 iPhone, Android Apps To Ease Holiday Travel

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From the Wednesday before Thanksgiving through early January, the holidays are a blur of planes, trains, and automobiles.

We’re not far away from the busiest travel days of the season, and it is time to get ready. Traveling is fun but stressful, and the hectic holiday season adds some extra challenges to the process.

You likely have a weather app to check on the forecast and a few productivity apps to get some work done on the road. But do you have an app to minimize the burden of holiday travel? Whether you’re visiting family a few hours away or vacationing abroad, there are several services to make your travel easier.

The travel app market is booming with services to help you with booking cheap flights, compiling detailed packing lists, finding gas stations mid-road trip, and accessing WiFi in an unfamiliar city. Need a pet sitter for your week away? There’s an app for that.

Choosing the right travel apps can be overwhelming; our smartphones only have so much storage. That’s why we built this list of travel apps to help with different stages of your journey.

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure this holiday season, one or more of these apps will make your trip less stressful. Do you have a favorite travel app you’d add to this list? We’d love to hear more recommendations.

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MCTV’s new tourism show visits Hobe Sound

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Martin County Television (MCTV) recently launched a new series called “Destination Treasure Coast” in partnership with the Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing. Each edition of the program features unique places to eat, play and stay on Florida’s Treasure Coast.

In the fourth episode of “Destination Treasure Coast,” we meet the owners of Harry and the Natives restaurant and find out what makes this stop a local favorite. We’ll explore the natural beauty of Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Finally, we’ll check in on Hobe Sound’s thriving art scene. Hobe Sound is special place not to be missed!

Destination Treasure Coast airs Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:00 A.M., Mondays, Thursdays at 7:00 A.M., Mondays at 12:30 P.M, Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M. and Thursdays at 4:30 P.M. MCTV is available on Comcast Channel 20, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streaming live at www.martin.fl.us. This episode is also available right now on Martin County’s YouTube Channel at the link below:

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Stuart One Of The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2015

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When it comes to places to take a vacation, it’s easy to think of America’s big cities: Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Miami. But America is filled with wonders that are less heralded but no less magnificent, from the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest to the moss-draped bayous of the South. Along the way, there are sparkling caves, thundering waterfalls, quirky festivals, historic buildings, inspiring art and world-class food—all packed into towns with a smaller population than many college campuses.

For the fourth annual version of our list, we once again worked with the geographical information company ESRI to sort the nation’s small towns (those with a population under 20,000) according to their number of cultural attractions, historical sites, nature opportunities and food-and-drink destinations, then researched to find the places commemorating important anniversaries, openings, renovations, recoveries and other milestones in 2015. Think of this list not as a ranking but as a menu, with something for every taste—whether it’s country bluegrass, Florida’s white beaches or Alaska’s blue mountains.

Perched on the most biodiverse lagoon ecosystem in the Northern hemisphere, the St. Lucie Inlet, Stuart is surrounded by opportunities to revel in nature and the arts as well as indulge your inner history buff. See the sea turtles on warm summer nights at the nearby Hobe Sound Nature Center, (gently) touch a stingray at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, or visit the House of Refuge—a former haven for shipwrecked sailors operated by the United States Lifesaving Service and now a beautiful historical museum. Stuart also boasts the newly renovated Lyric Theatre, a former silent movie palace now hosting concerts and art-house movies. And this July, Florida’s “Treasure Coast” commemorates the event that gave the region its name—the 1715 hurricane that struck Florida’s east coast, sinking 11 Spanish galleons laden with New World silver and gold. The summer, area events include a two-day conference at the Vero Beach Museum of Art (about an hour north of Stuart), lectures and public exhibitions.

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Commissioner Putnam’s Department Uncovers 103 “Skimmers”

at Florida Gas Pumps

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ORLANDO -— Over the past three months, inspectors with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have swept through Florida checking gas station pumps for “skimmers,” devices that people illegally place on pumps in order to capture consumers’ credit or debit card information. Commissioner Adam H. Putnam today announced that his department has uncovered 103 skimmers used for identity theft at the 7,571 gas stations inspected.

In addition to the statewide sweep, Commissioner Putnam has worked to protect consumers by partnering with the Florida Petroleum Council and the Florida Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association on an initiative intended to educate the industry about ways they can help protect consumers from “skimmers.” The Council and Association have distributed a one-page informational sheet to their members with helpful information, such as “what to know,” “how to help,” and “who to call,” in order to engage gas station employees in this consumer protection initiative. Access the document [ Adobe PDF Document 181.10 KB ].

“We will employ every weapon in the arsenal to protect Florida’s consumers and visitors from identity theft occurring at gas pumps,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. “While the overall percentage of skimmers at pumps is low, one skimmer at a pump in Florida is one too many. I thank the Florida Petroleum Council and the Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association for partnering with us, so we can involve gas station employees in our consumer protection efforts.”

“The petroleum industry is committed and fully serious about partnering with Commissioner Adam Putnam to aggressively fight the illegal use of credit card skimming devices used for identity theft. The Florida Petroleum Council and the department have a long and successful history at devising methods to identify and prevent the use of these devices,” stated David Mica, Executive Director of the Florida Petroleum Council.

Consumers can take the following steps to avoid skimmers at gas stations:

Pay in cash inside the store to ensure credit card information stays safe.
Check to make sure the gas pump dispenser cabinet is closed and has not been tampered with. Many stations are now putting a piece of security tape over the cabinet to ensure it has not been opened by unauthorized individuals.
Try to use a gas pump closer to the front of the store. Thieves often place skimmers at the gas pumps farther away from the store so they aren’t noticed as quickly.
Use a credit card instead of a debit card. Credit cards have better fraud protection, and the money is not deducted immediately from an account.
If using a debit card at the pump, choose to run it as a credit card instead of putting a PIN number in. That way, the PIN number is safe.
Monitor bank accounts regularly to spot any unauthorized charges.
Consumers who suspect their credit card number has been compromised should report it immediately to authorities and their credit card company.

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Summer Promotion-Help us commemorate the 300th anniversary

of the sinking of the 1715 Plate Fleet

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Martin County and Treasure Coast — This month is the 300th anniversary of the sinking of the 1715 Treasure Fleet, also called the 1715 Plate Fleet. The 1715 Treasure Fleet was a Spanish treasure fleet returning from the New World to Spain. Seven days after departing from Havana, Cuba the fleet was lost in a hurricane along the shores of what we now call the Treasure Coast. It is reported that the peak of the hurricane struck at about 2 am on July 31st. The recoveries from the wreckage are legendary and the tale of the fleet is told in Kip Wagner’s novel Pieces of Eight. The 1977 film The Deep and the 2008 film Fool’s Gold were also based on the 1715 wreck. The sites of 6 of the sunken ships have been found, some in only 20 feet of water. The 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels LLC owns the rights to the wreckage and as recently as 2013, gold coins and chains were recovered from sites along the Treasure Coast.

The figures vary but recent documents list the ships’ manifests as having $400 million worth of treasure on board and so far, only $175 million worth of valuables has been found.

During the months of July, August, and September visitors will have the opportunity to take part in your own Treasure Hunt to discover a brass replica Spanish coin or other fun prizes. Contact us at info@discovermartin.com for more information or if you are interested in participating.

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On The Road Again

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By: Ed Campi

Heading to Sweden to introduce my kids to my Mom’s side of the family, in Sweden.
Day 1: NYC to London.

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Dadko Family At Niagra Falls

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Commissioners Declare Tourism Week In Martin County

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At its regular meeting today, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners declared May 2-10 Travel and Tourism Week. Members of the Martin County Tourism Development Council and industry stakeholders were present and recognized for their role in working within and to promote tourism.

Tourism is the No. 1 industry in Florida. Visit Florida reports that every 85 visitors support one Florida job.

The US Travel Association reports that travel is one of the top 10 employers of American workers in 49 of the 50 states. Annually, travel generates $2.1 trillion for the U.S. economy. Direct spending by resident and international travelers in the U.S. averages $2.5 billion a day, $105.8 million an hour, $1.8 million a minute and $29,398 a second.

In 2014, this economic impact directly generated $141.5 billion in tax revenue for local, state and federal governments. In fact, each U.S. household would pay $1,147 MORE IN TAXES without the tax revenue generated by the travel industry.

The Martin County Proclamation refers to economic impact figures reported by Visit Florida and the US Travel Association.

In the most recent Visit Florida report, travel spending of $432,460,000 in Martin County generated $33.5 million in state and local taxes. Each of the 59,891 households here in Martin County benefit from this tourism impact. It would take an additional $559.85 in taxes to keep the current level of services our residents enjoy on a state and countywide basis.

There are over 5,130 jobs sustained by tourism in Martin County. Tourism equates to 4% of all jobs held by those 18 or older in our county.

The Martin County Board of County Commissioners acknowledged the vital role travel and tourism play in Martin County’s economic prosperity and the quality of life for all Martin County residents.

Illustration by: Mimi McCollum

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OPUS IN CHICAGO

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FLORIDA BY LAND AND WATER

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A new series by: Steve Martine

Last year we followed Steve on is cycling trip across America.

This year we will be able to view each day a new photo from Steve’s collaboration with National Geographic traveling across Florida.

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New tourism show on MCTV debuts, first edition features Port Salerno

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Martin County Television (MCTV) has launched a new series called Destination Treasure Coast in partnership with the Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing. Each edition of the program will feature unique places to eat, play and stay on Florida’s Treasure Coast.

The first episode of Destination Treasure Coast allows viewers to experience waterfront dining, deep sea fishing, paddle boarding and tour unique lodging in beautiful, historic Port Salerno.

Destination Treasure Coast airs Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:00 A.M., Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M., and Sundays at 9:00 P.M. MCTV is available on Comcast Channel 20, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streaming live at www.martin.fl.us.

It is also available on Martin County’s YouTube Channel at http://youtu.be/y79BKB7YIBA.

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Vic and Veronica In New York

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Vic and Veronica In New York

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Ed Campi China

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Day 14:

My trip around the world. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Arrived at 4:30am got to the hotel at 6am.

Started at the Burj Khalifa. The tallest building in the world. The open air observation deck is on the 124 floor, and there is still 54 stories above the deck I was on.

At the base is a a large lagoon with a very powerful water fountain that is synced to music and lights. There is also a giant high end mall.

On a clear day you can see for 95 miles.

There are dozens of additional fancy buildings all over the Dubai skyline.

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Ed Campi China

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Day 13:

my trip around the world. Saigon Vietnam (STILL)

My flight was to depart at 12:30am

to arrive at my next destination at 4:30am, (7 hour flight) After sitting on the runway from 3 hours we were told the flight was cancelled due to mechanical issues. Back in the terminal I was instructed to come back at 9pm the following night. A 24 hour delay. After trying for 3 more hours to get to my destination, (they said I could travel through Cambodia with just and 18 hour layover). I gave in and went to the assigned hotel. (The sign in the lobby stated “No Prostitutes allowed in the rooms)

1 day later I started all over again. This time I made it out. Stay tuned!!

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Day 12 Pt 1:

My trip around the world. Saigon Vietnam. Parts 8-9

Started the afternoon touring a Confucianism & Taoism Temple.

Offerings to the gods include, flowers, fruits, money and live turtles (all conveniently available out on the side walk.)

People burn candles and incense and write notes on little pieces of red paper. Asking for blessings and guidance.

We then attended a Catholic mass celebrated completely in Vietnamese.

I heard very little mention of the Vietnam War. The two places where it is discussed is the former Presidential Palace. (Left as it was in 1975, on the day the North rammed the gates down, and the South surrendered. Saigon was then renamed Ho Chi Mihn City, the locals still call it Saigon) I only took this single picture. The other is the “War Remnants Museum”. Displaying US military equipment left behind. (we Americans on the tour didn’t go in.)

Next stop a Lacquer crafts factory. (He is creating a boating scene wall hanging using broken eggshells.) He makes 10 a day in a 12 hour shift. Expensive in the stores, haggled down to $10 USD on the street.

Bitexco Financial Center, is the tallest building in Saigon. It opened 3 years ago.

There are 4.5 million scooters on the streets of Saigon. It is a total free for all. The adults wear helmets, but kids and babies don’t. Most people wear surgical masks as protection from the heavy smog. All day and night you hear constant scooter horns. The locals carry everything on them. (We saw large plate glass windows, big propane tanks, and a washing machine)

  • OFF TO THE AIRPORT

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Day 12 Pt 2:

My trip around the world. Saigon Vietnam. Parts 8-9

Started the afternoon touring a Confucianism & Taoism Temple.

Offerings to the gods include, flowers, fruits, money and live turtles (all conveniently available out on the side walk.)

People burn candles and incense and write notes on little pieces of red paper. Asking for blessings and guidance.

We then attended a Catholic mass celebrated completely in Vietnamese.

I heard very little mention of the Vietnam War. The two places where it is discussed is the former Presidential Palace. (Left as it was in 1975, on the day the North rammed the gates down, and the South surrendered. Saigon was then renamed Ho Chi Mihn City, the locals still call it Saigon) I only took this single picture. The other is the “War Remnants Museum”. Displaying US military equipment left behind. (we Americans on the tour didn’t go in.)

Next stop a Lacquer crafts factory. (He is creating a boating scene wall hanging using broken eggshells.) He makes 10 a day in a 12 hour shift. Expensive in the stores, haggled down to $10 USD on the street.

Bitexco Financial Center, is the tallest building in Saigon. It opened 3 years ago.

There are 4.5 million scooters on the streets of Saigon. It is a total free for all. The adults wear helmets, but kids and babies don’t. Most people wear surgical masks as protection from the heavy smog. All day and night you hear constant scooter horns. The locals carry everything on them. (We saw large plate glass windows, big propane tanks, and a washing machine)

  • OFF TO THE AIRPORT

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Vic and Veronica In New York

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Niagra Falls

 

Ed Campi China

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Day 7: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Petronas Towers, the haze is smoke from fires burning in Indonesia.
KL Tower, cool revolving restaurant.
Most streets have a mix of traditional right next modern. KL has more large scale construction projects then I have ever seen. They are building everywhere here.

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HELEN KAGAN IN VERMONT

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I just can’t stop… This autumn beauty in VT is so engaging and captivating…I just want to dive into its colors and warmth!
So yammy
Photos by Helen Kagan Healing Arts

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Ed Campi China

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Day 5: Singapore
F1 Grand Prix, watched from a distance.
Singapore Flyer, line too long.
Tiger Fountain, very cool
US Ambassador to Singapore, Kirk Wagar, very down to earth guy.

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Ed Campi China

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Day 3: Hong Kong, China
Very Clean and Respectful
Everyone is on their cell phones
Hot and Humid, 95 Degrees
They live very close together.

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Ildiko & Janet Here We Are In California

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Ildiko & Janet Here We Are In California

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Donna Linton

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On top of the world ‪#‎JacksonHole

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Ildiko & Janet Here We Are In California

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Wine Country

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So Cool At The first Central Park Horse Show

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Desiree Ardito Mufson at Central Park

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Ildiko & Janet Here We Are In California

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Wine Country

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Ildiko & Janet Here We Are In California

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Fisherman’s Warf

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ED CAMPI OFF TO CHINA

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Here is the first of many pictures I will be sharing as I begin a business trip that will take me around the world. Day 1: West Palm, to JFK, to Hong Kong. Stay Tuned!

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Ed Campi Newport Rhode Island

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Thomas Winter With Kristin Allison Winter at

Sloppy Joe’s Key West Florida

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On Our Way to The Boathouse in Whitefish Montana

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Photo by: Kevin Sharkey

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Summer Travel – Gettysburg, PA

 

Out2martincounty.comPeace and serenity in a place of such a battle you ask? Yes! The events that took place on these rolling hills and farmland lend an atmosphere of respect to the brave soldiers who fought and died here. It is hallowed ground!

The National Park Service has done an admirable job in restoring and maintaining the battleground to it’s original character. The many momuments, weathered by time, pay tribute to the brave men and women who lived through a turbulent time in our nation’s history.

There are many ways to explore Gettysburg. If you are interested in seeing the battlefields you can drive in your car and hire a licensed Battlefield Guide to ride with you. You will listen and ask questions as he explains the many battles and speaks of the soilders and history that make up these three days that changed the course of American history.

If you prefer, you can take an audio recording in the car with you or you can ride in an air conditioned bus, or if you are more adventourous you can explore the 40 miles of battlefield by horseback or bicycle.

There are many cozy Bed & Breakfast’s, Inn’s and motels in the area. My favorite one is the Doubleday Inn which is situated right on the battlefield. The rooms are clean, comfortable and bring you back to a time gone by. They serve a hearty breakfast, and have coffee, tea, and cookies available throughout the day.

The highlight of our stay at the Doubleday was the one evening each week that a Certified Battlefield Guide came to the Inn and spoke to us about the battles, soilders and commanders of both the Union and Confederate Army’s. People would gather around the living room and ask questions as he told many stories of the people who lived in Gettysburg at the time of the conflict and what they had to endure during those three long days. hewould also speak about the many “infamous” ghosts of the area. And there are many. No one staying at the Inn would miss this exciting and informative evening.

My favorite eatery is the Dobbin House which was built in 1776 and served as a place in the underground railroad. Many slaves passed through their doors and went on to freedom. This is an historical site and definately not to be missed. There is a restaurant downstairs called the Springhouse Tavern, and they are well known for their onion soup, and believe me, it is delicious! Upstairs is a restaurant for fine dining and their crab cakes are the best I have ever had!

There are many reanactments during the year. You will see Union and Confederate “soldiers” in battle on the various areas of the battlefield. There are army encampments and you may be “recruited” into the army and will have to become a soldier for a short time. You may see infantry, calvary and artillary units on display and hear the thundering of horses hooves as they ride by. Black billowing smoke may been seen at any time as the cannon roar and flags wave to announce the commencement of a battle.

My husband and I plan to visit Gettysgurg again in August. There is something so very special about this place in our history that continues to draw us back over and over again.

I suggest you see for yourself!

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Summer Travel – Charleston, SC

Out2martincounty.comBy: JoAnne McCormack

The city of Charleston has maintained it’s charm since it’s founding by English Colonists in 1670. Cobblestone streets, horse drawn carriage rides, historic churches and numerous Colonial and Civil War sites all add up to the city’s picturesque atmosphere.

A walk along the “High Battery” waterfront surronded by historic Antebellum mansions, along with a view of Fort Sumter, cause one to pause and capture a sense of our country’s past. Enjoy a stroll through Charleston’s City Market of three open air structures, where entreprenuers offer anything from stone-ground grits to baskets, clothing and housewares of all kinds. These buildings are two centuries old and have withstood fires, tornados and even cannonball fire.

No visit to Charleston would be complete without a “Ghost” walking tour. Visit historic churches, buildings and cemeteries as a trained guide relates the tales of Charleston’s celebrated ethereal past.

The dining scene in Charleston is not to be missed. Many culinary delights and “low country” cooking have led to the many award winning restaurants in the area. One of my favorites is 82 Queen, a restaurant that offers dining in a delightful courtyard setting as well as an inviting indoor ambience. This is where we first discovered shrimp & grits. We were not quite sure if it would be to our liking, so we ordered it as a appetizer. Big mistake! It was wonderful. The shrimp were grilled to perfection and the grits were smooth and creamy. To this day it is one of our favorite dishes!

For accommendations, I would recommend one of the many Bed & Breakfast’s, Inn’s or Bouitque Hotels located within the city giving you easy access to all Charleston has to offer.There are also some fine hotels to choose from.

The surrounding vicinity offers opportunities for beaches, touring Plantations as well as visiting historic sites such as Ft. Sumter and the Yorktown Aircraft Carrier.

The Southern charm & hospitality of Charleston make it a worthwhile vacation destination.

 

 

 

MaryLynn Magar With Her Treasure Coast Lightspeed Team

At Triple Crown Nationals In South Carolina

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Sea Dreams Summer Travel – New Hope, PA

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By: JoAnne McCormack

Tucked away along the Delaware River in NE Pennsylvania this Bucks County area is dotted with many small villages that offer a laid back enviroment. On the river you can go tubing, boating and fishing and the winding roads offer breathtaking views of the countryside and the many homes that were built in a different century. You can bicycle,horseback ride and even view the area from a hot air balloon!

There are many hotels,bed and breakfasts and Inn’s for you to choose from, and we stayed at the 1740 House which is an Historic B&B and offered the feel and style of a time gone by. They served a hearty breakfast every morning with beautiful views of the river and then we were off to explore all the wonders of this fabulous area.

While strolling along the scenic streets you can choose from a large array of restaurants, taverns and cafe’s to satisfy your culinary cravings. There are many artisen and antique shops to enjoy along the way, and just a short drive down the road is Peddler’s Village which is a combination of beautifully appointed arts and crafts shops as well as ice cream parlors, candy shops, taverns and pubs.

While in New Hope, we attended a family wedding at Holly Hedge Inn, and it was just the place for romance and love. The ceremony was outside and took place under an arch amongst the many flowers, shrubs and trees of the area, while inside the reception was carefully tended by experts in the art of hospitality.

What makes this region so appealing is the opportunity for family fun and adventure as well as a romantic getaway one of the most picturesque places in our country!

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Blake Capps

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Lindsay Nickerson With Michael Mortell, In Naples Park 

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Tasha Chen

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FEELING TOTALLY MYSTIFIED, awakened, excited, amazed and in complete are of one of my dream trips coming true. The GREAT Inca City of Machu Picchu, Peru.

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Brian and Maria Reich In Spain

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JODY BOND

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Mendenhall Glacier rapids…outside Juneau, Alaska…with my family. I’m safely tucked in the middle! What a fun ride!!

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Deb Pfrogner

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Deb Pfrogner added 2 new photos — at Minneapolis Convention Center

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Jamie Chapogas

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On the beach in Italy, living life European style. No tours, no rush, no stress. A sign of a great vacation is going through an entire bottle of sunscreen!

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Greetings From The City By The Bay

Ed Campi With Sarah Ciampi

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Steven Martine Out West And The Trans-Am Bike Race

Out2martincounty.comAnd……DONE!!!!!!

(4406 miles – 29 days)

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Steven Martine Out West And The Trans-Am Bike Race

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As I sit outside and (hopefully) eat my last gas station meal…. I can proudly say I have ONE HUNDRED MILES left to make it to the finish….. Another six hours and DONE!

OK everyone…Get ready to cheer. Steven is just over 100 miles from the end of a very long bike ride. He has been riding to raise money for cancer research at OHSU. He is doing this in memory of his cousin Daniel Egan. Many of you knew Danny. Now it is also in memory of Danny’s mom, Nancy,who died last month. If anyone can kick in a few coins to help this cause, it is not too late. If you can’t, that’s fine, but do cheer for him!

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Trans Am racer Steven Martine pedaling the Blue Ridge Parkway… headed to Yorktown, VA. With more than 4,000 miles behind him, he’s got just a few hundred ahead !!!

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WoooooHooooooo!!!

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Silver Moon In the Exumas For 4th of July

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Captian Durk Offringa and Fist mate Andrew Hall both from Martin County

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Maria Miele In San Diego

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A little culture in Gaslamp District….really??!!

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The Schmader’s Mediterranean Cruise

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Today in Saint Tropez

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The Schmader’s Mediterranean Cruise

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Highlights Of Monte Carlo

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Glenn Webber In Colorado

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Glenn Webber In Colorado

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Who knew?? Heaven is actually in Kentucky – and it smells like whiskey!!! Today’s bicycle adventure ended with another whooping by Mother Nature …. But ended with pizza delivery – 158 miles…… Not bad for a Tuesday!

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Steven Martine Out West And The Trans-Am Bike Race

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SoooooooPISSED!!! After dinner my plan was to hit the road and grab another 50+ miles….. But NO!!! My (expensive) light and power generation system failed, stopped working…… Very hard to ride in total darkness! Sooooo PISSED!!! But……(since I’m a glass half full kind of guy) …. I get to camp in the local fire department….. Kind a COOL!!!

Fordsville, ky

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Soooooo honored!! With only two states left, and less than 1000 miles…. Kentucky made me the governor!

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Crossed the mighty Mississippi! Missouri done, three states to go!!!

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Damn it was Chili — with Steven Martine and Paul Vaughn.

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Day 21 and 3000 miles into the race…. Passing through Summersville Missouri to make this picture of an old run-down grocery. Legs feel good, bum doesn’t hurt too bad, gas station cuisine is killing me…. Should finish Missouri by tomorrow. Race On!!

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BoooooYaaaaaa!!!

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Mile 2640 – Cassoday, Kansas – partyin’ with the Prairie Chickens!!

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The Schmader’s Mediterranean Cruise

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Leaving Rome To Cruise The Mediterranean

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Following the yellow brick road!!!! More than half way through the race – 2,300 done…. 2,000 to go!

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1800 miles into the race ….

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The Schmader’s Mediterranean Cruise

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In Rome, waiting to leave.

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Steven Martine Out West And The Trans-Am Bike Race

Out2martincounty.comDay 11 – have logged a crushing 1575 miles ( remember please – busy work, Florida flat land and a weeeee bit soft in the middle!)
So today I climbed possible the most difficult hill in the race – Togwotee Pass is at 9500 feet…. And to add to the misery… It snowed and snowed and snowed while I slugged my way up the hill…
Once that was finished I rolled an extra 100 to finish day 11 in Lander, WY…. Live to ride another day!!

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Steven Martine Out West And The Trans-Am Bike Race

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So here’s an update…. Crossed the continental divide about 9 pm, then was met with a *(&^^%$@#@ storm of rain and sleet….. Rolled about 17 miles (passed on motorists help – rules violations) and then rolled into East Village at Yellowstone, closest place to get out of the weather. No rooms available, so in true cross-country racing fashion …. I’m crashing out in the lobby of the lodge, eating Cheetos …. Living to race another day!!

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Steven Martine Out West And The Trans-Am Bike Race

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Don’t see this in Florida…..

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Steven Martine Out West And The Trans-Am Bike Race

Out2martincounty.comWhat a day, 190 miles, 10000+ climbing, 16 hours in the saddle…. Pooped!!

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Steven Martine Out West And The Trans-Am Bike Race

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Day Two of the TransAm bike race is complete …. Cranked out a mere 150 miles, that included a 37 mile, yes THIRTY SEVEN mile, hill climb… Up through the snow zone of McKenzie Pass outside of Sisters, Oregon.
The six hour climb put a hurt on the Florida boy…. But…. I survived and will race another day!!!

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Dipping the rear wheel in the Pacific ocean, pointed my bike east and peddling, Race On!!!

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Steven Martine Out West And The Trans-Am Bike Race

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Stevo takes off!

b.i.k.e./ River City Bicycles, by Cyclisme (WORD-RCB): Marathon Martine makes for America!

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BILL WEXLER ROUTE 66

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Olga Hamilton Photography And Art

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Tomsk is one of the oldest towns in Siberia. Tomsk was established under a decree from Tsar Boris Godunov in 1604 after Toyan, the Tatar duke of Eushta, asked for the Tsar’s protection against Kirghiz bandits. The Tsar sent 200 Cossacks under the command of Vasily Tyrkov and Gavriil Pisemsky to construct a fortress on the bank of the Tom River, overlooking what would become the city of Tomsk. Toyan ceded the land for the fortress to the Tsar. Culturally Tomsk is world famous for its historical wooden architecture. Available for print

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Bob & Maureen Vaillancourt In Charleston, SC

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Steven Martine

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Big reason to pedal faster through Colorado

 

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Silver Moon In the Exumas For 4th of July

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Captian Durk Offringa and Andrew Hall both from Martin County

 

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Cruising with my HotsieTotsies. This is one of those “Where’s Waldo (MaryMay Angelil)” pics. — with Sheila Soto, Elsie Lilly, Shelley Ivers, Janet Norton, Linda Marie Leone-Ricioppo, Benay Hershkowitz, Bobbie Steinberg, Elaine Simms and Susan L. Mazer at Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas.

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BahamasAir Introduces Non-Stop Flights

From WEST PALM BEACH Nassau

Fares $59 One Way

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.– Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and BahamasAir have announced that BahamasAir will start a non-stop flight between West Palm Beach (PBI) and Nassau (NAS) effective November 11th using its 50-seat aircraft.

The details are as follows:

Schedule:

Mondays / Thursdays & Sundays

NAS  – PBI: Depart @ 12:45PM and Arrive at 1:45PM

PBI  – NAS: Depart @ 2:30PM and Arrive at 3:30PM

Introductory Fares:

$59 one way in either direction

Introductory fare tickets MUST be purchased by October 31st, 2013. No restriction on travel dates. Book now to take advantage of these great introductory rates. Check fares, flight availability and book online at http://www.bahamasair.com.

“We expect this flight to Nassau will be well received by our community. We are pleased to add another city to our list of non-stop markets.” said Bruce Pelly, Director of Airports for Palm Beach County. BahamasAir also offers non-stop service to Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.

PBI will offer non-stop flights to 29 different markets this winter, including flights to four markets in the Bahamas. For more information visit www.pbia.org.

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MARTIN COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS

BUREAU HOSTS

STATE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

 

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In photo: Welcome Naples/Marco Island to Martin County

 

Hutchinson Island — Stuart — The ‘flavors’ of Stuart and the greater Martin County area were on display this week offering something for everyone: beachside and coastal towns where outdoor activities and nature take center stage; historic towns with tree-lined streets, quaint sidewalk cafes, restaurants, art galleries, charming antique stores and brand name stores you’re familiar with; ‘Old Florida’ towns where rodeos and orange groves, as well as cowboys still exist; and an old fishing village where fisherman still bring their catch to market each day and where world-class sport fishing tournaments are hosted every year.

The FADMO serves as the single unifying voice for all of Florida’s destination marketing organizations, providing insight and direction as we enter a new millennium marked by an increasing competitive tourism marketplace. Organized in 1996, FADMO strives to increase the overall effectiveness of Florida destination marketing organization efforts. It’s stated mission is to provide cooperative action to enhance and encourage the growth of Florida’s convention and visitors industry through promoting tourism industry education, enhancing professionalism, facilitating the cooperative exchange of information between Florida DMOs, developing an awareness of legislative issues and unifying the state’s DMO industry through public relations.

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In photo: Welcome vendors to Martin County

 

Hutchinson Island — Stuart — The ‘flavors’ of Stuart and the greater Martin County area were on display this week offering something for everyone: beachside and coastal towns where outdoor activities and nature take center stage; historic towns with tree-lined streets, quaint sidewalk cafes, restaurants, art galleries, charming antique stores and brand name stores you’re familiar with; ‘Old Florida’ towns where rodeos and orange groves, as well as cowboys still exist; and an old fishing village where fisherman still bring their catch to market each day and where world-class sport fishing tournaments are hosted every year.

The FADMO serves as the single unifying voice for all of Florida’s destination marketing organizations, providing insight and direction as we enter a new millennium marked by an increasing competitive tourism marketplace. Organized in 1996, FADMO strives to increase the overall effectiveness of Florida destination marketing organization efforts. It’s stated mission is to provide cooperative action to enhance and encourage the growth of Florida’s convention and visitors industry through promoting tourism industry education, enhancing professionalism, facilitating the cooperative exchange of information between Florida DMOs, developing an awareness of legislative issues and unifying the state’s DMO industry through public relations.

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In photo: Welcome London to Martin County

 

Hutchinson Island — Stuart — The ‘flavors’ of Stuart and the greater Martin County area were on display this week offering something for everyone: beachside and coastal towns where outdoor activities and nature take center stage; historic towns with tree-lined streets, quaint sidewalk cafes, restaurants, art galleries, charming antique stores and brand name stores you’re familiar with; ‘Old Florida’ towns where rodeos and orange groves, as well as cowboys still exist; and an old fishing village where fisherman still bring their catch to market each day and where world-class sport fishing tournaments are hosted every year.

The FADMO serves as the single unifying voice for all of Florida’s destination marketing organizations, providing insight and direction as we enter a new millennium marked by an increasing competitive tourism marketplace. Organized in 1996, FADMO strives to increase the overall effectiveness of Florida destination marketing organization efforts. It’s stated mission is to provide cooperative action to enhance and encourage the growth of Florida’s convention and visitors industry through promoting tourism industry education, enhancing professionalism, facilitating the cooperative exchange of information between Florida DMOs, developing an awareness of legislative issues and unifying the state’s DMO industry through public relations.

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 In photo: Welcome Brunswick, Georgia to Martin County

Hutchinson Island — Stuart — The ‘flavors’ of Stuart and the greater Martin County area were on display this week offering something for everyone: beachside and coastal towns where outdoor activities and nature take center stage; historic towns with tree-lined streets, quaint sidewalk cafes, restaurants, art galleries, charming antique stores and brand name stores you’re familiar with; ‘Old Florida’ towns where rodeos and orange groves, as well as cowboys still exist; and an old fishing village where fisherman still bring their catch to market each day and where world-class sport fishing tournaments are hosted every year.

The FADMO serves as the single unifying voice for all of Florida’s destination marketing organizations, providing insight and direction as we enter a new millennium marked by an increasing competitive tourism marketplace. Organized in 1996, FADMO strives to increase the overall effectiveness of Florida destination marketing organization efforts. It’s stated mission is to provide cooperative action to enhance and encourage the growth of Florida’s convention and visitors industry through promoting tourism industry education, enhancing professionalism, facilitating the cooperative exchange of information between Florida DMOs, developing an awareness of legislative issues and unifying the state’s DMO industry through public relations.

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In photo: Welcome Levey County to Martin County

Hutchinson Island — Stuart — The ‘flavors’ of Stuart and the greater Martin County area were on display this week offering something for everyone: beachside and coastal towns where outdoor activities and nature take center stage; historic towns with tree-lined streets, quaint sidewalk cafes, restaurants, art galleries, charming antique stores and brand name stores you’re familiar with; ‘Old Florida’ towns where rodeos and orange groves, as well as cowboys still exist; and an old fishing village where fisherman still bring their catch to market each day and where world-class sport fishing tournaments are hosted every year.

The FADMO serves as the single unifying voice for all of Florida’s destination marketing organizations, providing insight and direction as we enter a new millennium marked by an increasing competitive tourism marketplace. Organized in 1996, FADMO strives to increase the overall effectiveness of Florida destination marketing organization efforts. It’s stated mission is to provide cooperative action to enhance and encourage the growth of Florida’s convention and visitors industry through promoting tourism industry education, enhancing professionalism, facilitating the cooperative exchange of information between Florida DMOs, developing an awareness of legislative issues and unifying the state’s DMO industry through public relations.

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Hutchinson Island — Stuart — The ‘flavors’ of Stuart and the greater Martin County area were on display this week offering something for everyone: beachside and coastal towns where outdoor activities and nature take center stage; historic towns with tree-lined streets, quaint sidewalk cafes, restaurants, art galleries, charming antique stores and brand name stores you’re familiar with; ‘Old Florida’ towns where rodeos and orange groves, as well as cowboys still exist; and an old fishing village where fisherman still bring their catch to market each day and where world-class sport fishing tournaments are hosted every year.

The FADMO serves as the single unifying voice for all of Florida’s destination marketing organizations, providing insight and direction as we enter a new millennium marked by an increasing competitive tourism marketplace. Organized in 1996, FADMO strives to increase the overall effectiveness of Florida destination marketing organization efforts. It’s stated mission is to provide cooperative action to enhance and encourage the growth of Florida’s convention and visitors industry through promoting tourism industry education, enhancing professionalism, facilitating the cooperative exchange of information between Florida DMOs, developing an awareness of legislative issues and unifying the state’s DMO industry through public relations.

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In photo: Welcome Bradenton and St Petersburg to Martin County

 

Hutchinson Island — Stuart — The ‘flavors’ of Stuart and the greater Martin County area were on display this week offering something for everyone: beachside and coastal towns where outdoor activities and nature take center stage; historic towns with tree-lined streets, quaint sidewalk cafes, restaurants, art galleries, charming antique stores and brand name stores you’re familiar with; ‘Old Florida’ towns where rodeos and orange groves, as well as cowboys still exist; and an old fishing village where fisherman still bring their catch to market each day and where world-class sport fishing tournaments are hosted every year.

The FADMO serves as the single unifying voice for all of Florida’s destination marketing organizations, providing insight and direction as we enter a new millennium marked by an increasing competitive tourism marketplace. Organized in 1996, FADMO strives to increase the overall effectiveness of Florida destination marketing organization efforts. It’s stated mission is to provide cooperative action to enhance and encourage the growth of Florida’s convention and visitors industry through promoting tourism industry education, enhancing professionalism, facilitating the cooperative exchange of information between Florida DMOs, developing an awareness of legislative issues and unifying the state’s DMO industry through public relations.

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