Sunday, February 24, 2008

Family Travel in Florida: Expert Tips

Above is a great video with some awesome tips by family travel expert Jennifer Michaels. Jennifer has lots of incredible tips and advice on how to take some of the stress out of traveling with kids and family. In addition to having her own website with great tips on family travel, she is the Family Travel Expert for and writes a weekly blog about here experiences traveling around Florida with her family.

I'll give you a head's up that in the near future you may be seeing a new ebook on Family Travel Expert tips and advice by Jennifer right here on You won't want to miss that! I'll keep you posted.

See you at the beach!

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Florida Beaches: Not Every Ray is a Stingray

On many Florida beaches there are signs posted warning swimmers and waders to "do the stingray shuffle," to scare away any stingrays that might be in your path. But stingrays are not the only rays that you'll see in the shallow waters around Florida's beaches.

A visitor to has just sent me a great photo of a cownose ray that his wife took on St. Augustine beach. That's the photo you see here. Cownose rays are graceful creatures that often travel in schools. They don't rest on the bottom like stingrays do, and their tail spike is very close to their body. Both of these characteristics greatly reduce the chance of a human being spiked by a cownose ray.

Visit to see more photos of stingrays and cownose rays.

For a lot more information on rays, be sure to download BeachHunter's free ebook on beach safety.

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