Month: August 2018

Overlooking Dakin Dairy's Milking Operation, Myakka City, Fla.
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Florida Travel: A Mooo-velous Time at Dakin Dairy Farms

Where’s the best place to have a mooo-velous time in Florida? Dakin Dairy Farms in Myakka City! When a cup of creamy, chocolate milk spills, is it okay to cry? During a tour of Dakin Dairy Farms in Myakka City, it’s just what I wanted to do after knocking over my complimentary cup of chocolate milk while trying to snap the perfect photo for Instagram. Granted, it was about an ounce but it was mighty delicious.

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Stanley Classic One Hand Vacuum Mug and Wiley X Sunglasses.
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Holiday Gift Guide: Enjoy the Outdoors with These 8 Finds from ICAST 2018

Enjoy the outdoors with these 8 finds from ICAST 2018 or consider this your holiday gift guide for the outdoorsy person in your life.

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Scott Berden Leads a Tour of Sugar Sand Distillery in Lake Placid, Fla., July 2018.
Culinary Travel Featured Florida Fun

Florida Travel: Handcrafted Rum, Vodka, Moonshine and Whiskey at Sugar Sand Distillery in Lake Placid

The country’s only estate-grown sugar cane farm distillery is located in Lake Placid, Fla. During a lazy Saturday afternoon, I set my GPS toward the heart of the Sunshine State to taste handcrafted rum, vodka, moonshine and whiskey at Sugar Sand Distillery. And, the distillery is located less than 5 minutes from Henscratch Farms.

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Muscadine Grapes Ripening on Vine at Henscratch Farms, Lake Placid, Fla.
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Florida Travel: Henscratch Farms Vineyard and Winery in Lake Placid

Located in Highlands County, Lake Placid is the Caladium Capital of the World and downtown is famous for its larger-than-life colorful murals. But, on a summer Saturday, my primary purpose was to visit the farmlands and sip wine and spirits at Henscratch Farms Vineyard and Winery and Sugar Sand Distillery.

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Brent Feagans of Wyrd Brothers Productions Demonstrates One of the Proper Ways to Safely Weild a Sword During Viking Fitness Training
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Florida Travel: Get Fit Like a Viking

“The stab for 10 is very dangerous. It’s a stab in the face,” said Brent Feagans prior to the Viking fitness training at Edward Medard Conservation Park in Plant City on a Saturday morning in July. It’s not something I expected to hear in a fitness class.

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