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One of the pieces in the Superheroes on Parade Public Art Display at Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, Fla. This one pays homage to Star Trek's Dr. Spok.
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Things to do in Palmetto: See Where Four-Legged Heroes Train at Southeastern Guide Dogs

Four-legged heroes train at Southeastern Guide Dogs near Bradenton in Palmetto, Fla. You can take a look at how they go from cuddly puppies to disciplined dogs by visiting the Beyond the Dark experience.

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Enjoy Christmas at Gallagher's Pumpkins and Christmas Trees in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Feeling Festive with my Dog at Gallagher’s Pumpkins and Christmas Trees in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Christmas trees. Holiday photo opps. Dog-friendly. Oh, my! Gallagher’s Pumpkins and Christmas Trees in St. Petersburg, Fla., is a perfect place to grow the holiday spirit and it’s where I went on Thanksgiving.

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Sip Sunshine Greetings at Central 28 in DeBary and Along the Cool Craft Beverage Trail.
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Things to do in DeLand: Sip and Stroll the Cool Craft Beverage Trail

Whoever said, “don’t drink your calories,” has yet to explore the Cool Craft Beverage Trail in West Volusia County, Fla. Birthed during the pandemic, and introduced to the world in November 2020, this is one of the newest things to do in DeLand. The trail features places and beverages that make this part of Florida special. Or, as the tourism offices states, it’s “Old Florida. New vibe.”

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Florida Travel: Historic Cortez Fishing Village is Rich in Maritime Culture

Cortez Village is one of Florida’s last commercial fishing communities. Spend the day and experience its rich maritime history.

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An ICAST attendee poses for a photo with Dr. Guy Harvey, Orlando, Fla., July 2021.
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Catching Up with Renaissance Man Guy Harvey

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown provided opportunities of productivity. For some, it was seeing how many wine bottles they could empty. For others, it was converting their creativity into new opportunities. Renaissance man Dr. Guy Harvey chose the latter.

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Meet the Instagrammers Who Inspire Us to Visit Florida

If an Instagram image has inspired you to visit Florida, meet some of the talented photographers and Instagrammers behind the photos.

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Flight 93 National Memorial
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Visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial with My Dog

Driving through Western Pennsylvania’s rolling farmland, I held back tears thinking of the afternoon’s destination, the Flight 93 National Memorial. Almost 20 years later, the thoughts of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, still trigger deep emotions.

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Travel to New York: Buffalo’s Beautiful Gardens

Here’s another reason to travel to New York: Buffalo’s beautiful gardens. View them through America’s largest garden walk, u-pick farms, public art, and the botanical gardens.

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A Strangler Fig Embraces a Tree Along the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Fla.
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Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park: Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk

Reading inspires adventure. After reading “The Orchid Thief” by Susan Orlean earlier this year, visiting Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park became a priority. I finally stepped foot in Florida’s largest state park and soon realized, I’ll need to make a return visit or two.

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