While it’s nice to go galivanting around the globe and to fly off to distant lands, sometimes you just need a short beach break somewhere that’s easy to get to.
My in-laws live in the Tampa Bay area, so this summer we decided to check out the mellow keys of Anna Maria and Longboat. Here’s an article on it that I just published in GoNomad, on Florida’s Gulf Islands.
It’s getting harder and harder to find a laid-back stretch of sandy coastline in Florida that hasn’t been lined with big hotels and retirement condos, so this area is a worth checking out, especially if you have a family. Summer is the off-season, actually, so rates are at their best from May through November.