We are Florida Lives, your lifestyle & travel guide.
Our goal is to help you love Florida as much as we do. Whether you’re a Florida native looking to explore where you live or a traveler eager to get your toes in the sugar-white sand, we want to help you discover everything Florida has to offer.
You may know about our pristine world-renowned beaches and famous theme parks, but Florida boasts so many other unique experiences. Like kayaking through crystal-clear natural springs, walking the streets of the nation’s oldest city, or climbing down inside a sinkhole. There are so many opportunities to discover natural wonders, wildlife and history.
At Florida Lives we have a passion for exploring the Sunshine State and sharing information and tips on the best places to visit, bites to eat, things to do and more.
The Face Behind Florida Lives
Hi there! I’m Lauren.
I’m a twenty-something, 3rd-generation Floridian. I’ve lived in Florida my whole life! Currently I’m based in Gainesville, FL.
The Florida Lives concept is a family endeavor, but I’m the one you’ll see here on the website and social media channels. Florida Lives has been in the works for a while, but we launched this website in June 2019.
A little bit about me:
☀️ I am obsessed with Florida, obviously!
☀️ My favorite animal is a manatee.
☀️ I love to be outdoors — relaxing at the beach, hiking a forest trail or out kayaking on the river.
☀️ My favorite Florida city is probably sunny St. Petersburg… I lived there for two years and loved it.
☀️ I like to think of myself as a well-rounded Floridian — I love the “Real Florida” and nature, but you can also catch me enjoying a theme park every once in a while.
☀️ On the weekends you can probably find me at the beach, trying new breweries and restaurants, or checking another Florida State Park off my list!
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