Visit Panama! Once again, I just got back from my travels. Tired, JetLag, load of work piled in…the usual feeling after you get home. Nevertheless, the trip was amazing. The trill of Canopy Zip line at Colon, Panama was worth of traveling to. This ZIp Line rapidly gaining a reputation throughout Panama as one of the finest canopy tour sites operating in the country. Yet, it was a very private excursion. There were no tourists. The adventure tour is made up of 9 marine-grade 3/8in stainless steel cables and 12 galvanized steel platforms. My favorite cable was, obviously, the fourth cable, which is the longest at almost 225 meters (738ft) long and ranging from 25 to 30 meters (80-100ft) high. The green lush, gorgeous trees were surrounding the cable.
It was hot tropical weather and the brutal mosquitoes were on the hunt for the fresh blood. There were also hundreds of other bugs names of which I did not even know, flying around …. Nature, Adventure and Rainforest…
Visit Panama. There is something for everyone.
If one wants to go to the beach, there are tons of beautiful beaches with different color of sand, white, black, pink, and gold..covered in shells, hermit crabs, and other cool finds washed onto the shore. The beauty is that Panama is located where Pacific Ocean and Caribbean seas are meet. The beaches are deserted enough to satisfy even the most extreme Robinson Crusoe fantasies.The Panama canal is actually fresh water, or at least some parts of it.
Visit Panama for its unique environment. The indigenous culture fascinates me the most. There’s no better way to understand Panama’s indigenous roots than via dugout canoe up the Chagres River, where you’ll pass thatch houses woven deep into the jungle before arriving at Emberra village, home to one of nine major indigenous groups in the country.
Here some photography that I did while I was visiting Panama
and more but my Visit Panama
BENEFITS OF VACATION RENTALS
Are you considering taking a vacation or a business trip? Florida is one of the world’s greatest cities for a vacation; you will never be disappointed when it comes to some time away in Florida. However, regardless of where you choose to spend your vacation, being comfortable is what defines a real vacation.
Many people are adapting to the concept of vacation rentals. What are the benefits of Vacation Rentals? Avoid the hustles of booking a hotel and the disappointments of substandard room service and allow yourself to have a home away from home experience by getting a vacation rental.
Even when on a business trip there is the provision of opting for the corporate stay. The advantages of vacation rentals and corporate stay accommodation facilities are so many to be enumerated on paper. Albeit you are wondering why someone would go through all the trouble to furnish an apartment only to rent it out at a fee; well, it goes beyond money. The need for privacy and peace when on a vacation is what has driven the need to create alternatives to hotels for those on vacations.
Picture being on a family vacation and you get to live in an apartment or a condo specially set aside for you and your loved ones. The beauty of a home cooked meal and the convenience of having everything at your reach is simply the final touch to your vacation plans. On the other hand, if you are on a business trip, the idea of conducting a meeting in your apartment, away from the noise and in a manner that is convenient for you is the advantage of booking an extended stay or a corporate stay apartment. As if these are not enough, having this all-inclusive setting is cost effective as opposed to staying in a hotel.
This kind of setting gives you the privilege of having your family close to you even when working away from home. If you choose to visit Florida there are so many places to choose from like Ellas Vacation Rentals. Allow yourself to enjoy all that Florida has to offer without fear of impending bills in a hotel or having to eat out every single day. All you need is to get a vacation rental.
Many companies and business executives are slowly making the transition from hotels to vacation rentals. Do not be left out in this paradigm shift. Join the wave and allow yourself to get a totally new vacation experience. Make memories away from home while at the same time; get the comfort of staying in an environment that reminds you of home.
There is so much that Florida has to offer and at the same time there is so much that you can benefit from when it comes to vacation rentals, corporate stays or extended stays. Get enlightened and choose what is best for you, but allow yourself to explore comfort at a totally different level. Choose to embrace your own personal space and choose to have the liberty to do as you please when on a trip by going for vacation rentals. It is value for your money and a decision you cannot regret.
I just added a new Bed & Breakfast in Cape Coral, called European Stop to my site and very happy about to offer it now tot he travelers.
Here are my thoughts of today on the Benefits of Vacation Rentals.
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Tuckaway Bagel and Wafel Cafe in Fort Myers Beach Florida
Wake up! Feel Fresh Air. Smile. Enjoy your life. What do you do when you wake up? – I drink coffee! The finest and the only place that serves an amazing quality cappuccino, which is strong and hot is Tuckaway Bagel and Wafel Cafe in Fort Myers Beach Florida. It is where I spend majority of my mornings, drinking fine coffee with my Natella Banana & sinamon bagel. The place has FREE INTERNET. The life can;t get any better. The shaded area covers the visitors from the sun. The smell of ocean and coffee mix!
The place has very little parking space, but for some unknown to me reason, I never have the problems to park, even in the high traffic season. I send all my guests who stay at Oceanic Blue Retreats vacation rentals there to enjoy the quality breakfast. I am very happy that the Island has no Starbucks and small mom and pop business flourished.
The coffee that they serve is very strong and keeps me going all day, running my vacation rentals. They claim to be European Cafe and I strongly agree to that statement, since the high quality coffee is hard to come by in Florida and most of the America. Well here is my shirt post about Tuckaway Bagel and Wafel Cafe in Fort Myers Beach Florida, a place that all must visit on their trip to Fort Myers Beach.
South Beach Florida
Living my entire life is fast paste life, I often found South Beach Florida as a must stop destination even if it was for a day swimming or an evening dinner. Normally, I would head out to Caribbean, but this time it was South America. Last minute reservation at Betsy was a great pick. The trip to South America was spur of the moment and the hotel looked lovely online. The place is beautifully decorated with an intimate feel. The staff was courteous, friendly and well dressed. The location was perfect, right on Ocean Drive, steps from the park and beach, but several blocks away from the noisiest, most congested part of the deco district. The rooftop deck offers a great view, again away from the crowds, perfect for early morning coffee or an evening cocktail.
Most of my South Beach Florida stops were last minute decision, hotel wise. All of them were unique and beautiful. Betcy was perfect because it was a calm and classy place, which did not bring up the urge to party, like I normally do when I am in South Beach Florida. This time, I had to safe all my energy for my up coming trip to South America.
“Situated at the edge of the Atlantic, The Betsy – South Beach is a refined, beachside haven located in the heart of South Beach and the only Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel on Miami Beach” – taken off the Hotels Website.
Yes, the description is very accurate and I absolutely enjoyed my time and rested …
The Betsy Hotel is very quaint and peaceful in South Beach Florida. It will be definitely a repeat destination to visit on way to the islands…
Travel. Explore. Live.
10000 Islands Gulf of Mexico
Almost every weekend, I go down to Goodland (South of Naples), where I take my Jetski or a boat to enjoy my shirt get away. I have arrived to South West Florida about a year ago and after successfully starting my new business venture, I finally have the time to explore. My goal is to visit every single of 10000 Island Gulf of Mexico. Every island is unique, full of birds, crabs, and bugs. Some of them are surrounded by Mangroves and some have small strips of white sand beaches. There are a lot of gorgeous sand bars, where one should be careful and going on Jetski at 60 miles per hour. 10000 Island Gulf of Mexico are full of life. Millions of fish are jumping out of the water on left and right. The birds are staying close to catch that fish. If you to go there in low tide early in the morning, you can see of how all the animals are feeding.
The fish is just jumping out of the water and easily to catch with the bare hands. Of cause you must be fast! Well, I can brag about catching this size of fish, but hey I was not even trying. I released a little fellow right back and went to Roy’s Restaurant for dinner instead.
Below is another great shot of one of 10000 islands Gulf of Mexico. Sometimes, it is hard for me to tell if it is a sand bar or if it is an actual island. The view is changing as the currents go up and down and the tides are following.
I always up to a date with the tide website to see what would be the best time to go to the islands.
I enjoy my new life close to 10000 islands Gulf of Mexico: swim, tan, bird watching, discovering, views of waters and nature, white sand bars, etc
Life is beautiful. Traveling adds a whole new perspective to it and truly shows the value of life. Many forget to stop the busy life, and enjoy what truly matters. It is a luxury to be able to escape the hassle and stress and look deep inside of one self to see what does one need to be happy? The fresh air, the sun, the breeze, the nature around you, the life….
enjoy your life, for it is beautiful
Ford’s Garage Sports Bar
I always have a great lunch: French Onion Soup and Ice Cold Beer on a Hot Summer Day.
Ford’s Garage Sports Bar in Downtown Fort Myers is a great and convenient place to have food, lunch, dinner or just a drink. What can be better then a nice menu of ice cold beer during hot Florida seasons? 180+ craft beers. How many places can beat that? The place is clean with a fast service. There is always a place to sit down at the bar! This place is a must visit place. It is about less then two miles from Oceanic Blue Retreats house. It can be a walking distance for those who love to walk, but for most probably a car would be a better way to downtown. There is always a plenty of free or in expensive parking around. Here is downtown Fort Myers…
Ford’s Garage Sport’s Bar
2207 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
The bathrooms at the place are great design wise. It is always fun times trying to figure out how are the sinks work after a few beers. It is a definitely a conversation ice breaker!
Here is the shot!
The theme is the legacy of Henry Ford, who wintered with Thomas Edison in Ft. Myers. The burgers are very good and are named after prominent people from the area. I love food, I love those excellent burgers that they serve! The burgers are huge! Ford’s Garage Sports Bar is a very unique place. I love the atmosphere and decor of the Ford’s Garage in downtown Fort Myers. Our service was very good; the waitress was attentive but not intrusive. Some times, I order lobster mac and cheese that is delicious. On occasion I bring my friends there. My dining companions were similarly pleased with their meals.
American casual cousin.
See you there,
Everglades Florida is one of my favorite places to visit. On my recent business trip to Miami, FL I could not help but to stop by the Everglades to enjoy the nature. It was very early in the morning and the place was empty. There was not one single soul next to me. It was nature and me. There were hundreds of birds flying around and something was swimming in the water. Being as brave as me, I was hopping from the stone to the stone, opting across the waters and asking the universe: “Please do not be an alligator!” All I care is to capture the beauty of the nature! The untouched, wild nature is what excites me the most in this life.
I am passionate about photography and video shooting and editing. Here is my latest video that I shoot on Oceanic Blue Retreats YouTube Cannel! As I was shooting this video, I was surrounded by about 20 vultures. (Most of them were near the trash can, having breakfast and I decided to cut the trash out of the video) As I was coming close to the vultures, I was thinking if those would attack me or not. I do not know much about those huge and powerful birds. But the adrenaline was pumping in my blood and I needed to come close to them. As I came closer and closer, the birds began hissing at me. I walked right by to get to the water, where I could take more pictures and shoot video.
Old Marco Lodge
Video Just was Posted at Oceanic Blue Retreats YouTube Channel
401 Papaya Street, Marco Island, FL 34145
Old Marco Lodge is located right on the water. It was a beautiful boat ride towards it. An ice cold beer in hand, fresh , warm breeze of Gulf of Mexico waters… what else one can wish for? It is February right now. Many states and countries are covered in snow. What would you give right now, just to be in my place?
Old Marco Lodge was built in 1869, the historic Lodge was relocated to its new home on January 4, 1965.
Old Marco Lodge is good to visit at any time, the daytime or at night and have the time of your life. During the day time, the lunch is quite and somewhat private. Its is perfect for big families or a romantic couples. If you to park your boat in the evening, you can enjoy the sunset. The restaurant is spacious and a lot of seatings a re located outside under the huge umbrellas. There one can experience the feeling of the breeze from the ocean in Goodland Bay and from the Marco River.. In the evening there is music and dancing, a great entertainment!
I strongly suggest every one visiting Old Marco Lodge while traveling to Florida. It is the place to be!
Enjoy your vacation!
Welcome to South West Florida
I always try to follow only one rule-perfect location, for picking my subsequent vacation. Through this aspect, the last travel that I made in southwest Florida ended up being exceptional. The Southwest Florida is the finest stunning location for vacation destination due to its sandy beaches, clean water, relaxed weather, and enchanted natural environments.
I was completely thrilled as well as charmed to find out, on my very first trip to this oceanic location several months ago, that the ecological explorations of Southwest Florida, was also a rich tone natural luxury. I guess tourism in this natural and fascinated location is contributing the country’s economy broadly.
It’s obvious that numerous seasonal residents as well as intelligent investors turn to Southwest Florida due to its natural wonder, comfortable weather, clear sea water and white sandy beach for their next vacation home. In Southwest Florida, you can present your family members the nice beaches, breathtaking natural wonder, access to entertaining activities, quality amenities, golf courses and safe communities.
Due to hot atmosphere, South West Florida is a well-liked tourist location for all aged people, despite the weather of South west Florida is tempered sometimes by the truth that absolute no region of South west Florida is actually far away from the sea.
Many recreational areas, amazing eco-destinations, miles of ocean and bird shelters are the most features of South west Florida. You can offer never-ending opportunity for the nature enthusiast in yours-like hearing the tweet of different birds- Palm Warblers, egrets, Woodpecker, herons, Ibises and pelicans, and, hatching of sea tortoises.
There are miles of beaches in Southwest Florida which can fulfill your longing for nature lover in you. On my short journey in Southwest Florida, I didn’t forget to take the smell of the beaches of Fort Myer, Bonita, Sarasota, Naples and Bradenton.
When you’re trying to find entertaining in the sunshine, there is certainly lots to be enjoyed on the beach around the Ft Myers spot. You’ll take pleasure in white-sand beaches, environmental explorations, artistic spot, and luxurious market places and high standard restaurants. I think you’ll say I am in love with the Fort Myer Beach.
I always dream of a vacation on the Bonita beaches. My dream has been coming into true. If you’ve never seen a sea sunset, Bonita must not let down you. Bonita beach is the dream for not only me but also all the tourists who desire to excavate their toes into the warmness of Florida seashore. Another wonder of nature that may be you will be able to see the frequently hatching of tortoises.
Indeed, southwest Florida most likely presents the finest possibility of finding what you are always dreamed of. Southeast Florida is always charming and an exact location what you look for when the anxiety of snowfall and freezing weather conditions get the finest of you. Southwest Florida here is all you expect to re- gain your spirit!