Betsi and Jim Hill are a dynamic power-house duo who love to write, photograph, and share their travel finds with readers. This couple has been married for 31 years, and work well as a team, whether they are exploring a destination or sailing the high seas onboard their 34’ catamaran, Saltwater Gypsea. They both grew up on the water, and often tease that if they are cut they’ll bleed saltwater.

With a love for the ocean and a wanderlust for travel, this couple is always on the go. Their happy place is exploring the cays and islands of the Bahamas. Speaking of the Bahamas, this duo has been sailing to the Bahamas for over ten years. There love for the people and the culture of the islands run deep in their soul. Their happy place is definitely in the islands of the Abacos.

They are food lovers as well, and love the fresh seafood that is so prevalent in Florida. Waterfront tiki bars to five star dining, they love it all. But flavorful food that is unique is what they search out. 

Betsi and Jim are not typical travelers. They seek out the off the beaten path, unique and unusual destinations, and quirky, yet luxurious hotels on their road trips. They’ve stayed in a Cowboy hotel from the early 1900s, a luxury hotel perched on the cliffs of the Hood River in Oregon, a historic Vero Beach hotel on beach, one of St. Simons Island’s top resorts that has a history dating back to the early 1900s, a home built in 1894 that is now an inn, and more. They love to share their finds with others, and encourage them to get out and discover the unique world around them.

When they aren’t traveling and exploring, they can be found at home on Florida’s Treasure Coast. They enjoy getting out and exploring the miles of beaches, and maybe discovering a turtle nest or two. 

Both Betsi and Jim’s work can be found in both print and online publications where they’ve written about travel, downsizing, and living life to the fullest.

Laying along Florida’s east coast like a gold chain necklace, you’ll find barrier islands. 

No section of the barrier islands is as re-known as the Treasure Coast.


Florida’s Tantalizing Treasure Coast

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Three small towns are sure to please everyone

Florida vacation! People flock to Florida each winter to escape the cold, enjoy a few rounds of golf, head to the beach, and visit Disney. But there is so much more to Florida. 

There is no shortage of charming small towns in Florida. From outdoor activities to bustling main streets, we’ve picked three of our favorites: Fort Pierce / Vero Beach, with mile-long gorgeous beaches, ideal for surfing, diving, snorkeling, or just playing in the surf.

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