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OUT+ABOUT: Antarctica — My Adventures on the Coolest Continent

OUT+ABOUT: Antarctica — My Adventures on the Coolest Continent

PHOTOS: Dr. Mark Rothschild After reading “Shackleton’s Way” about British explorer Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition, I was anxious to do my own photographic exploration of the highest, driest, coldest, and most isolated landmass on earth. In 1915, Shackleton and…
OUT+ABOUT: The South’s Literary Legends

OUT+ABOUT: The South’s Literary Legends

PHOTOS: Mary Ann DeSantis+provided The South is known for its stories, especially those written by legendary writers whose works transcend time. Some of these great authors have left behind homes in the South that became mythical destinations for generations of…
OUT+ABOUT: Daytona Rises to Family Fun

OUT+ABOUT: Daytona Rises to Family Fun

The Daytona 500 is an event of mythical proportions, especially with all the new “Daytona Rising” changes at the International Speedway. Even if you are not a racing fan, you most likely know something about this annual meetup of NASCAR…
Round About Now

Round About Now

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently notified Sumter County that they are proceeding with plans for a roundabout at the intersection of US Hwy. 301 and County Road 472/216. According to a letter sent to Richard Baier, public works…
QUICK BITES: Fun Facts about Thanksgiving

QUICK BITES: Fun Facts about Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving meal might have included lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, various squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruit, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese. Definitely a nice spread. The Plymouth Pilgrims invited…
OUT+ABOUT: Sensational Stays For Gals

OUT+ABOUT: Sensational Stays For Gals

It’s that time of year when we gals want to get away together and leave the curling irons and hairspray behind. STYLE has found some great places where the best of friends can go without breaking their budgets or feeling…
OUT+ABOUT: Child-Friendly Key West

OUT+ABOUT: Child-Friendly Key West

PHOTOS: Tony and Mary Ann DeSantis Key West has often been described as a party-hard city with an anything goes attitude. While that may be the case at certain times of the year, most of the time it’s a family…
OUT+ABOUT: Family-Friendly Mardi Gras

OUT+ABOUT: Family-Friendly Mardi Gras

PHOTOS: Mary Ann DeSantis and the Mobile Carnival Museum. Parade photo by Tad Denson of MyShotz.com Most people assume Mardi Gras in the U.S. began in New Orleans, but history says otherwise. While the “Big Easy” may have the largest…
OUT+ABOUT: Venice to Venice

OUT+ABOUT: Venice to Venice

PHOTOS: Mary Ann+Tony DeSantis The Florida namesake has a lot in common with the Old World version. Walking in downtown Venice in Southwest Florida, I was struck by the distinctly European flavor: sidewalk cafes, green spaces, boutiques and northern Italian…
OUT+ABOUT: Decorating a diamond

OUT+ABOUT: Decorating a diamond

PHOTOS: Edson Pecheco When the current owners bought the historic Stetson Mansion in 2005, they described their renovations as “polishing a diamond.” That diamond sparkles even brighter as the increasingly popular Christmas Spectacular gets underway at the 2.3-acre private estate.…
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