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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...

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...

2-Minute Trip

Covering nearly 1,650 acres just west of DeLand, Florida is Hontoon Island State Park. Accessible only by boat, the park is a popular spot for camping, hiking and all types of recreation. Come along on a 2-Minute Trip to this rustic slice of Old Flor...

Stay in a Florida Yurt

So you might be asking, “What’s a yurt?” In modern Turkish, the term is used as the synonym of homeland or dormitory. More commonly, a yurt is known as a traditional, portable round tent covered with skins or felt. For generations, yurts have been us...

See Florida Via Sea Plane

Lake County was made for seaplane adventures. Hundreds of lakes and waterways dot the landscape making Lake County one of the most visually stunning places in Florida. To get a true sense of just how dominant water is in this region, board a seapl...

Viewing Butterflies in Key West

A serene and restful experience can be found near the southernmost point in Key West at the KW Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Inside the popular attraction, visitors are transported into a tropical environment with an impressive collection o...

Towering Majestic Oaks & Rocky Beaches

Stretching from the Atlantic to the Matanzas River, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is extremely diverse in terms of ecology. Start your visit under a majestic canopy of oak trees and stately, well-manicured gardens. Head west to the river and ...

Nature Lovers Love Wekiwa Springs State Park

A short 16-mile drive from downtown Orlando, Wekiwa Springs State Park is a popular outdoor spot among locals. On busier days, officials close the park when it reaches maximum capacity. But if you do some planning and arrive early to beat the crowds,...