Volusia County

Biketoberfest 2016 highlights

Days after Hurricane Matthew threw a costly punch at Daytona Beach, the city came together to welcome tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts during its annual fall bike rally. The little brother of spring's Bike Week, Biketoberfest was slightly ...

A Museum Dedicated to Medicine & Elephants

Sitting atop a hill in DeLand, Florida is an old hospital that's been around since the 1920s. The stately building was constructed during the land boom era and dedicated to the service men of World War II. After falling into a state of disrepair, th...

Barberville Pioneer Settlement

This bridge tender's house (pictured below) was built in Astor in 1926 and is one of the last still in existence in Florida. The men who lived here over the years operated the bridge's swing span to allow boat traffic on the St. John's River to safel...

A Sad Reminder of Florida’s Past

During the early 1900s in Florida, prisoners were often leased to corporations for road work, timber harvesting and turpentining. Historians say the men were often chained together (photo below) and transported to work sites using convict cage wagons...

Urban Brick Focuses On Clean Eating & Pizzettas

Rosemarie Morelli's first exposure to Deland, Florida was in 2011. She traveled to the area to help her son and daughter-in-law open a new yogurt shop called Berryville on Woodland Boulevard. During her stay, Morelli says she fell in love with the c...

Daytona Bike Week 2016

Experience Daytona Beach's Main Street during Bike Week through this POV video recorded by OrangeRocketPost.com. The video was recorded entirely on an iPhone 6s. If you were there, relive the sights and sounds of the 75th annual spring ritual or star...

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...

Daytona’s Museum for Shutterbugs

The coastal city of Daytona Beach often gets a bad rap for lacking culture. Spring breakers, NASCAR, and bikers are the typical images that come to mind when you say “Daytona.” But there is one place where you can find images of a different kind -...

Watching Manatees at Blue Spring State Park

The great manatee migration is underway at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida. During cooler months, hundreds of sea cows seek refuge in the constant 72-degree waters. If you're lucky, like on the day of our visit, you might even get to s...