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Kara Franker Headshot

Kara Franker

A leader in the travel and tourism industry, Kara Franker has served in executive leadership roles for several destinations. A seasoned journalist, Kara has been featured as a travel expert for Southern Living, Coastal Living, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Travel Channel, Travelocity, Orbitz, HGTV, Huffington Post and more. Additionally, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of several luxury lifestyle print magazines in the Palm Beach, Aspen and Miami markets for the award-winning Modern Luxury network of publications.
Not all coastal communities are created equal, but these idyllic locales in Florida stand out from the crowd.
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A trip to Clearwater is all about the fun and sun.
Ready to escape to a secret island? Florida is full of hundreds (maybe even thousands!) of them, but we're revealing 10 of our favorite hidden gems. Pack your sense of adventure and make sure you have access to a boat. You're going to need both.
With its rich history, pirate-loving culture, and hot restaurant scene, Tampa is a coastal city where old meets new.
An under-the-radar beach town with a wealth of restaurants, shopping, great hotels, and excursions.
While Key West may have more bars than beaches, here are the island's best beach spots for a day spent in the sun and surf.
Ready for an adventure? Forget following the crowds. From secret gardens to wildlife havens, here's 10 must-visit secret spots in Florida.
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Ready for a romantic getaway? From secluded beaches to lush gardens, these Florida destinations will make your heart flutter.
Eat your way through the best waterfront restaurants in the Sunshine State. These spots pair Florida's water views with delicious food.
Ready for an adventure? Forget following the crowds. From secret gardens to wildlife havens, here's 10 must-visit secret spots in Florida.
Ready for a romantic getaway? From secluded beaches to lush gardens, these Florida destinations will make your heart flutter.
Eat your way through the best waterfront restaurants in the Sunshine State. These spots pair Florida's water views with delicious food.
From historic gems to funky boutique properties, Key West has a hotel for every style of traveler. Here are some of the best.
Pack your flip-flops and swimsuits because these 10 hotels in Florida are located directly on the beach.
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Known as the Ancient City, St. Augustine features centuries-old architecture, iconic cultural sites, and unspoiled beaches.
The Sunshine State is dotted with coastal seaside gems and these delightful destinations are must-visits for every style of traveler.
Pack up and head to the Sunshine State for vacation. These hotels offer a perfect combination of kid-friendly activities and family amenities.