Photography

Scenes from a Florida Civil War Fort

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Fort Clinch was constructed in the mid-1800s and occupied by Confederate troops during the early days of the Civil War. Made of almost 5-million bricks, the coastal fortification proved vulnerable t...

The Surreal Images of a Puddle Photographer

Orlando-based travel photographer Chris Carr finds inspiration when he looks down. After a rainstorm is optimal. Carr has been a professional photographer for years. But it wasn't until a few years ago when he snapped a reflection in a puddle that h...

Apalachicola: The Definition of Old Florida

Located in Franklin County on the Gulf Coast, “Apalach” is a picturesque reminder of Old Florida. Quaint boutiques and art galleries, stately inns, brightly painted homes and some of the nation’s best seafood restaurants line its tree-lined streets. ...

Photographer Documents Disappearing Road Stops

A sometimes little-noticed piece of roadside America is quickly fading from the nation’s landscape. Humble, solitary rest stops were commonplace off highways across the United States during the middle of the last century. They were products of a cul...

Utopia Realized in Tennessee?

In the late 19th century, British social reformer Thomas Hughes envisioned a cultured utopia free from class distinctions found in England. Hughes found what he believed to be the perfect location for his ambitious experiment along the expansive gorg...

There’s Lots To Do On Florida’s Tamiami Trail

Covering 275 miles between two major metropolitan areas in Florida, Tamiami Trail is the southernmost portion of U.S. Highway 41. The roadway connects downtown Miami and Tampa, tying together the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. In the years following its 1...

The Island of the Carnegies

Once a winter retreat for the Carnegie family, Cumberland Island today is a beautifully preserved natural paradise just north of the Florida state line. Operated by the National Park Service and only accessible by passenger ferry, the 17.5-mile lo...

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,...

A Place to Find Zen in South Florida

Looking for Zen in Florida? Head south to Delray Beach and the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. The 200 acre property is named for George Sukeji Morikami, who moved to Palm Beach County in 1906. He and a small group of Japanese immigrants hel...