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Victoria’s Antique Warehouse

Victoria Murphy is something of an antique whisperer. She has this knack for being able to locate and breathe new life into old architectural finds that otherwise would have been headed to the trash bins of history. Since 2000, Victoria's Antique Wa...

Abandoned Strawn Citrus Packing House

During Florida's late 19th century "orange fever," many citrus packing houses were built throughout the state, even in the central and northern regions. But a series of hard freezes forced most of the industry to relocate further south. Few of the o...

Cirikli Stilt Birds

When you visited Walt Disney World's Epcot in the 1990s, do you remember having a tall bird-like creature nibble on your shoulder? A lot of Disney fanatics fondly recall the Cirikli Stilt Birds with their colorful feathers and sometimes mischievous a...

Pyramids in Florida

Tucked away in a residential area between Fort Myers and the community of Estero is a unique vacation resort called New University Pyramid Village (also known as Pyramids in Florida). The idea for the resort was conceived by a group of Austrians in ...

The Giveler

Do you consider yourself a "grazer" (someone who eats snacks or small portions of food throughout the day in place of regular meals)? It's become a way of life for many professionals who always spend time on-the-go. Health experts say grazing is a g...

Koreshan Unity Settlement

Florida historians agree that one of the most unusual pioneers to call the state home was Cyrus R. Teed. In 1894, Teed decided to continue the utopian movement he started in New York when he moved to Estero on Florida's southwest coast. Teed and his...

Fall Country Jamboree

One of Florida's most unique cultural events happens every fall in the tiny Volusia County community of Barberville at the Pioneer Settlement. The two-day event showcases musicians, storytellers, crafters, artists and food vendors from across the sta...

Biketoberfest 2016 highlights

Days after Hurricane Matthew threw a costly punch at Daytona Beach, the city came together to welcome tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts during its annual fall bike rally. The little brother of spring's Bike Week, Biketoberfest was slightly ...

Henry Ford’s winter estate

Early 20th century American industrialist first met his boyhood hero Thomas Edison at a conference in 1896. While that encounter was brief, the two men would go on to have a close friendship for many years. Ford and his wife visited the famous inven...