Ravine Gardens State Park

Ravine Gardens State Park in Palatka, FL feels like stepping into another state. On the trails you’ll encounter elevation changes, two suspension bridges, stone stairs, roots, observation platforms, and more. But what the park is best-known for is the spectacular azalea bloom each February. Azaleas line the entire ravine, blanketing the trails with pink blossoms. …

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Tarpon Springs Day Trip Guide

Tarpon Springs is a city in north Pinellas County known for its sponge diving industry and Greek population. The city started to boom in the 1890’s when divers from Greece came to harvest the plentiful sponges. To this day, Tarpon Springs still remains one of the most prosperous natural sponge markets in the world and …

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Anna Maria Island Travel Guide

Anna Maria Island is a quaint beach town on Florida’s west coast. This hidden gem is reminiscent of coastal old Florida. The pace is a little slower on Anna Maria Island – you will truly feel like you’re on Island Time. You’ll get to experience a relaxing Florida beach vacation without all the hustle and …

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Myakka River State Park

One of the oldest and largest Florida State Parks, Myakka River State Park offers a wide variety of activities and experiences that are sure to be an adventure. Just south of Tampa in Sarasota, this surprisingly wild park is just miles away from some of Florida’s best beaches. Alligators, birds, deer, otter, and more can …

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Tampa Bay Christmas Events 2021

There are a ton of Tampa Bay Christmas events happening this year to get your fill of Christmas spirit. From lights displays to musicals to ice skating, there is something here that everyone will enjoy! Tampa/Hillsborough County Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park This classic Tampa holiday event features local shop pop-ups, cafe and sweet …

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Florida Lives Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Shopping for holiday gifts can be difficult if you’re looking for stocking stuffers, budget gifts, or a fun experience for the “person who has everything.” These gifts are perfect for the Florida-lover in your life, Florida-lover approved! By the way, these gifts are great any time of year! Shop my guide for birthdays, housewarmings, Florida …

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