We have lived in the Midwest most of our lives. Years ago a job transfer took us to Sydney, Australia where we lived on the harbor in a condo and spent many weekends at the beach. We could've stayed there forever but it was so far away from family. We are now retired and have been spending our time traveling and winters in Florida. We have two children, 8 wonderful grandchildren. We love the beach, walking, biking, good restaurants, art, music and shopping. We agree with Yahoo Travel, this is one of the Top 10 Best Beach Destinations in the world!