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Now that steamy summer is upon us, the kids are out of school and business has slowed down for most, people are looking to get out of dodge.

 

Summer travel season unofficially kicks off this weekend with Memorial Day road trips. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend, nearly five percent more than last year.

 

Gov. Rick Scott spent the past week touting the state's move ahead of Texas in the overall number of passengers boarding airplanes.

While many large commercial airports in Florida have been steadily climbing, the vault to second in the nation in 2016 came with growth predominantly at facilities in Central and South Florida.

Zika Cases Mostly Travel Related

Jun 22, 2017

As summer officially started Wednesday, Florida has had 84 reported Zika infections this year — with the vast majority of them classified as “travel related,” according to information posted online by the state Department of Health.

Photo: Wellfit Girls

A Southwest Florida nonprofit focused on empowering teen girls through fitness, leadership, and more says it's pushing girls in the region to reach literal and metaphorical summits.

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Bird watchers across the country call it the "big year," an informal competition amongst birders to see who can spot the largest number of different birds species in a give year.

One Naples bird watcher hopes 2017 will be her "big year," with a goal of seeing more than 700 species of birds by the end of the year.

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