• Step Back in Time at Dudley Farm Historic State Park

    This historic hidden gem just outside Gainesville, FL is an authentic working Florida farm that showcases what life was like on a 19th century farm. At Dudley Farm Historic State Park you can enjoy walking through nature or immerse yourself…

  • San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

    Enjoy the peace and quiet of one of Florida’s largest mature hardwood forests on the trails of San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. The 7,360-acre preserve provides plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding. San Felasco Hammock Preserve State…

  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

    Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is a 68-acre botanical garden in Gainesville, FL that is home to Florida’s largest public display of bamboo and the largest herb garden in the Southeast. Wind your way along the 1 1/2 miles of accessible paved…

  • What to Bring on a Florida Hike

    Hiking is an easy and enjoyable activity almost anyone can do. It’s relatively inexpensive and there are numerous places you can hike. But Florida is known for having unpredictable weather, heat, and lots of bugs. Consider bringing these items on…

  • Must Visit Tampa Bay Parks

    Typically state parks get all the love, but there are a bunch of other parks around the Tampa Bay area that are just as fun. From boardwalks and observation towers to mangrove coastlines and even a birds of prey sanctuary…

  • Sweetwater Wetlands Park

    Sweetwater Wetlands Park offers a unique way to experience nature in Gainesville, FL, but is also important to the health of Florida’s water and other ecosystems. The park was created in 2015 to improve the water quality of wetlands in…

  • Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

    Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is a park in St. Petersburg that offers a variety of fun activities and ecosystems to explore. Hike around Lake Maggiore through swamp, willow marsh, pine flatwoods, sand pine scrub and hardwood hammocks ecosystems. Also be…

  • Anna Maria Island Travel Guide + 3-Day Itinerary

    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…

  • Visiting the Ringling Museum and Ca’ d’Zan Mansion

    Spend a day exploring the extensive Ringling Museum, a 66-acre museum complex in Sarasota, FL. You’ll find incredible examples of art, historic memorabillia and architecture at the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, Ca’ d’Zan mansion, Bayfront Gardens and more. John…