Vivat Le Hard Rock Hotel!

Vivat le Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach. It is interesting how things constantly change. Desert Inn in Daytona at 900 North Atlantic Ave. did not have a great reputation. TripAdvisor named it one of 10-dirtiest hotels in the nation. And then, shortly thereafter police and FBI raided the hotel and arrested […] Read more »

Irma Is Still With Us…

Kingston Shores condo after Irma

Hurricane Irma hit Daytona Beach September 9, 2017. We left the city. After the Hurricane I received the call from the condo Association Board Member that Irma took the roof over Kingston Shores condo, the investment condo in Ormond Beach. There was no roof, you could see the sky. It […] Read more »

Protogroup May Still Surprise Us

Russians are building

Russians Are Coming to Daytona Protogroup is a Russian company, which has supermarkets in St. Petersburg, Russia, also they have four hotels in Russia and one in Montenegro. This was thought to be the most unlikely project for Daytona, which had more than a fair share of failed projects. This […] Read more »

Magic of Lights in Daytona Beach

Magic of Lights

Magic of Lights From November 17 and through the Holidays Daytona International Speedway was hosting the Magic of Lights. FunGuys Events are in charge, and this year the event is in 7 cities. What made it attractive for the company is that they have 1.5 mile long road to place […] Read more »

The Cellar Made it To The List…

Pasta

Surfing through numerous emails, I ran into Open Table, Inc. report featuring best 10 Central Florida restaurants. So, I am going through the list and see The Cellar Restaurant, which is in Daytona Beach. Wow! Congratulations to the owners and employees. It is actually an interesting place. It is in […] Read more »

What is Coming on the Beach?

Cocina 214

Lately driving on Atlantic Avenue, I noticed the work being done on a large oceanfront lot. There were no any new condo or hotel announced for this site, and I could not figure it out. Then I noticed a sign saying Cocina 214, and figured that this was a Mexican […] Read more »

Hurricane Irma. Lesson to Learn

Hurricane Irma

A couple of years ago we helped buyers from St. Petersburg, Russia, to purchase a house on Daytona’s Beachside. They were in Russia when Hurricane Matthew hit, and knew about hurricanes only from neighbors. Majority of what they hear is that it is no biggie, you can sit n your […] Read more »

Summer Coming to Daytona. June 2017

Summer coming to Daytona

Summer Coming to Daytona. It is June. Temperatures are in the upper 80s on the beachside, and hitting 90s in the mainland Daytona Beach area. The turtle season is active, and today I saw 3 new nests on our beach. Water in the ocean is in the upper 70s, and […] Read more »

Wine Walk in New Smyrna Beach

Wine Walk in New Smyrna beach

My son and his beautiful girlfriend are fond of New Smyrna Beach, a neighboring city to the south from Daytona area. He has friends there, so he knows about all events and hardly misses any. He went to Wine Walk in New Smyrna Beach quite a few times before and […] Read more »

Loving Nature…

Seagulls in Daytona

Do We Love Nature? To tell you the truth, it is a silly question. It is like asking whether we like the air we breathe. For the most part we need to minimize human interference in Nature. And that would equal loving nature. When I see doofuses feeding bread to […] Read more »