Florida Travel: Exotic Wildlife Refuge in Arcadia
May27

Florida Travel: Exotic Wildlife Refuge in Arcadia

How does Florida continue to surprise me? Earlier this spring I visited an exotic wildlife refuge in Arcadia, complete with lions, tigers, a bear, and more.

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This Non-Profit is Inspiring Women to Make Waves in the World of Fishing
May21

This Non-Profit is Inspiring Women to Make Waves in the World of Fishing

Only 19 percent of women who fish see themselves in the sport, which is why this non-profit is inspiring women to make waves.

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A Kayaking Trip Reminds Me I Am Enough
May16
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Florida Travel: Snorkeling in the Manatee Capital of the World, Crystal River
May14

Florida Travel: Snorkeling in the Manatee Capital of the World, Crystal River

Snorkeling with manatees in Crystal River is checked off my bucket list. “Munch. Munch. Munch.” is what I heard while floating like Superman.

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Florida Travel: Quick Visit to Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park with My Dog
May02

Florida Travel: Quick Visit to Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park with My Dog

It has been years since I last visited the Maclay Gardens. Earlier this spring, I found my way back to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers and worked in a quick visit to the park, bringing my dog.

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Florida Travel: A Walk in the Dark at Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville
Apr14

Florida Travel: A Walk in the Dark at Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville

Hear all the creatures who chirp, squawk, and bark in the dark during a nighthike at the Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville.

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Books to Inspire Young Readers to Protect Water Quality
Apr07

Books to Inspire Young Readers to Protect Water Quality

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. These three books will inspire young readers to protect Florida’s water quality.

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Cocina 214, One of the Best Restaurants in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Apr06

Cocina 214, One of the Best Restaurants in Daytona Beach, Fla.

A gorgeous beach view, delicious tacos, refreshing margaritas, and friendly staff make Cocina 214 one of the best restaurants in Daytona Beach.

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Four Can’t Miss Florida Festivals in April 2019
Apr01

Four Can’t Miss Florida Festivals in April 2019

Florida is a haven for events and something is happening every weekend. You won’t want to miss these four must-attend Florida festivals in April. I’ve rounded up the best events representing the best in the Sunshine State this month. These events are the Sebring Soda Festival, Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival in Clearwater, and Cocoa Beach Uncorked.

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Florida Travel: Hiking Myakka River State Park’s Deep Hole
Mar25

Florida Travel: Hiking Myakka River State Park’s Deep Hole

I checked something off my Florida bucket list last month by hiking Myakka River State Park’s Deep Hole. Only 30 people a day are permitted access so this journey earned me bragging rights.

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Ready to Fly? 5 Popular Florida Zipline Adventures
Mar21

Ready to Fly? 5 Popular Florida Zipline Adventures

Looking for an adrenaline rush during your Florida vacation? Here are some popular Florida zipline adventures.

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5 Awesome Airboat Tours for Your Florida Vacation
Mar18

5 Awesome Airboat Tours for Your Florida Vacation

Racing through marshy and grassy areas in an airboat and spotting alligators seems to top the list of things to do for tourists during a Florida vacation. Heck, even after living in the Sunshine State for more than two decades, I still enjoy the thrill of zipping and spinning over marshy areas at speeds up to 45 mph and admiring flora and fauna.

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Kayaking Manatee Park in Fort Myers
Mar11

Kayaking Manatee Park in Fort Myers

Cooler temperatures mean it is manatee viewing season in Florida. The state has several seasonal warm-water manatee gathering areas and one of my favorite spots is Lee County’s Manatee Park in Fort Myers.

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Forget Squats! Climb the Gasparilla Island Lighthouse
Feb26

Forget Squats! Climb the Gasparilla Island Lighthouse

Forget squats! Get a workout just as good and with a breathtaking view, climb the Gasparilla Island Lighthouse in Southwest Florida.

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The Legend of Daytona Beach’s Brownie the Town Dog
Feb17

The Legend of Daytona Beach’s Brownie the Town Dog

Every dog is worthy of being memorialized through a bronze statue, but how many dogs do you know are actually memorialized in bronze? This is the continuing tale of Daytona Beach’s legendary Brownie the Town Dog.

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