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I Want a Vacation!
Author: Rachel Staigerwald

Rachel Staigerwald is a freelance writer based in Sarasota, Fla. Prior to earning a Bachelor’s degree in Professional and Technical Communication at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, she spent a semester as an intern with the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau. She likes to venture out to new places, hang out with her two-year-old nephew and relax with her puggle. 



About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at