Outdoors

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...

Atop Miami’s Historic Lighthouse

The oldest standing structure in Miami happens to be located on one of the best beaches in the nation. The Cape Florida Light at the south end of Key Biscayne has existed in one form or another since 1825. Constructed to guide mariners away from the...

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...

Oak & Adze Specializes in Mancrafts (and Slingshots)

Looking to tame your unruly beard? In the market for a wooden bow tie? Need a slingshot for your next outdoor adventure? Yes, I said slingshot. Oak & Adze is a men's shop in historic St. Augustine that prioritizes stocking essentials for the rug...

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...

This Store Will Meet Your Recreation Needs

A couple years back, I stumbled upon Travel Country in Altamonte Springs. The large shop at 1101 East Altamonte Drive has been around since 1981 and is a must for adventure junkies before hitting the trails or taking the boat out for a long weekend. ...

This Jacket Has Your Back

How many times have you started out the day wearing a coat only to take it off and wrap it around your waist when temperatures began to climb? It happens to me all the time, but my wife usually ends up carrying the jacket. Now a Colorado compan...