Kendra Thornton Shares Summer Fun and Sunshine on TipsOnTv


Learn Why the Queen of ‘Royal Travel’ is Teaming Up with VISIT FLORIDA to Share Unique Summer Vacation Destinations with Something for Everyone

For anyone who has not already booked a summer getaway, now is the time. With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, many sought-after destinations are booking up fast. Fortunately, travel royalty and one of the top vacation experts on TV is here to help plan the perfect summer vacationKendra Thornton has appeared on all the major networks to share travel tips, and she says it is not too late to book a family trip that combines world-class arts, culture, natural wonders, history and white sand beaches. The owner of ‘Royal Travel & Tours’ will take audiences to some amazing destinations in the Sunshine State. The mother of three will also share some easy-to-reach getaways that include vibrant cities and towns from The Palm Beaches to Sarasota. Learn how to combine the best of the outdoors with hidden cultural gems, whether looking for a quick beach getaway, a city escape, or a nature-inspired adventure.


The summer season kicks off with Savor Sarasota, featuring prix-fixed, multi-course lunch and dinner menus from some of Sarasota’s best restaurants. The Fun in the 941 special offer allows visitors to experience dining, entertainment, and attractions just steps away from world-class beaches on Florida’s Gulf Coast.  The summer months are also the perfect time to plan a trip to The Palm Beaches to learn all about the destination’s most beloved residents, sea turtles, at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. Spot them during guided Turtle Walks on the beach!


Sarasota is home to more than 35 miles of coastline on the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best beaches in the world, including top-rated Siesta Key Beach. Take a paddleboarding tour through the beautiful mangrove tunnels of Lido Key or guided boat tours to see local wildlife. Or head to the Atlantic Coast and discover one of the most sought-after places in the world to snorkel or scuba for free! There is a popular and accessible shore dive spot right under Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach. The area features a “snorkel trail,” which is an 800-foot artificial reef with an incredible variety of marine life including sea turtles, manatees and tropical fish, all just a few feet from the shore! Prefer an afternoon of thrills? Check out Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach featuring 35 acres of the biggest and most thrilling water slides and attractions.


In Sarasota, visit the Ringling Museum where families can explore the 66-acre estate of John and Mable Ringling that includes the Circus Museum, Historic Asolo Theater, Bayfront Gardens and more! At Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, which recently became the world’s first net positive botanical garden, families will find plenty of shaded beautiful gardens to explore, special art exhibitions and an expansive play area for children. Or, for any family member who wants social media-worthy photos from the best vantage point, try climbing to the top of The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum in the Palm Beaches. The landmark 1860s lighthouse offers a glimpse into the town’s history with a bird’s eye view of the coast.


In Sarasota get 25% off the luxurious Resort at Longboat Key Club during the week of the Fourth of July; and over Labor Day save 20% at the Lido Beach Resort. In The Palm Beaches, you can take advantage of the “Linger Longer and Save 25%” offer at The Boca Raton or check out the “Complimentary Third Night” package at the PGA National Resort.  Both of these resorts offer signature kid’s clubs, providing parents with trusted childcare for little ones of all ages. For more information, visit