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How Do Weeki Wachee’s Mermaids Stay Underwater So Long?

The famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs are the epitome of grace and elegance. They make what they do underwater look effortless. Surprisingly, the secrets behind their daily aquatic ballets haven't changed much since the classic Florida roadside...

Weeki Wachee’s Mermaids Put On a Great Show

Ever since I was a kid and saw Darryl Hannah don a fish tail in the 1984 film Splash, I've been intrigued by mermaids. I'm not the only one. The mythological sea creatures have been a part of folklore in cultures around the world for centuries. Sail...

Why Gatorland Remains a Florida Classsic

I'm ashamed to admit that I've lived in Florida nearly 20 years and never set foot in one of the state's original roadside attractions - until a few days ago. My wife and I decided to take advantage of the Florida resident discount at Gatorland Su...

Diamond Dixie Covers “White Christmas”

With temperatures expected to reach record highs in Florida Christmas Day, it will leave most of us dreaming of cool drinks by the pool or taking a dip in the ocean. Frankly, many of us who live in the Sunshine State don't have a clue what it mean...

Beau Outfitters Nails Classic Coastal Style

Classic, manly Southern style isn’t always easy to find in Florida. But Jacksonville has it in spades in the form of Beau Outfitters. Founded in 2012 by Ryan Switzer and Chase O’Steen, Beau Outfitters sells unpretentious menswear that can be best ...