Nature

This Florida Beach Will Remind You of California

Beaches are a dime a dozen in Florida. There's 663 miles of beaches in the Sunshine State which attract millions of tourists from all over the world every year. But most visitors don't know about this anomaly of a beach just a few miles south of St. ...

Exploring Natural Beauty at Deleon Springs S.P.

This summer has flown by. But I couldn’t let it pass without taking a trip to one of my favorite places in Florida, DeLeon Springs State Park. Arriving early in the day is essential. Crowds steadily build throughout the morning, mainly to secure a t...

A Real Princess Lived Here

At the very northern edge of Flagler County where Pellicer Creek and the Matanzas River meet is an old homestead with an interesting past. The property dates back to a late 18th century land grant from the king of Spain and became known as Cherokee ...

This Primitive Island is the Perfect Florida Getaway

If you’re looking to get in touch with Florida’s more primitive side, look no further than Hontoon Island State Park in DeLand. First inhabited centuries ago by the Timucuan Indians, Hontoon Island is an isolated slice of Florida virtually untouched...

36 Hours in Hollywood Beach

They don't make beach towns like South Florida's Hollywood Beach anymore. The city's iconic brick-paved "broadwalk" runs parallel to the Atlantic Ocean for 2.5 miles and is one of the most pristine, well-maintained boardwalks in the United States. Fr...

10 Reasons You’ll Love Washington Oaks Gardens S.P.

Spanning 425 acres from the Matanzas River to one of the few California-esque rocky beaches in Florida, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is breathtaking in every way. It is one of the most ecologically diverse parts of the state, and visitors can ...

Big Bug Takeover at Leu Gardens

Who knew a bunch of gargantuan-size insects could be so lovable? And approachable? You'll be an instant fan of David Rogers and his "Big Bugs" outdoor exhibit at Orlando's Leu Gardens. Running now through April 15, the traveling exhibit uses art i...

The Healing Waters of Green Springs

One of the last sulfur springs remaining in Florida can be found in Volusia County near the historic community of Enterprise. It should come as no surprise that Native Americans were the first to discover Green Springs on the northern shore of Lak...

Florida’s Singing Bell Tower on a Hill

Some of Florida’s best places to visit are found in the heart of the state. And if you’re searching for a little peace and serenity, look no further than Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. The 250 acres of tranquility got their start in the 1920s when...