Off the Beaten Path from Sebring: Highlands County, Fla.

Gary McKechnie Of Florida’s 67 counties, Highlands may be the most perfectly balanced. Between two cities, one town, and 13 unincorporated communities you’ll find a mix of high-energy excitement and low-key attractions. Highlands County is all-natural Florida with few artificial preservatives, and…

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Sebring: Feel the Thunder in Florida's Motor City

By VISIT FLORIDA staff Sebring, Florida hosts the annual 12 Hours of Sebring and is also famous for its car culture. Aficionados converge on the Sebring Circle every month for a classic car show culminating in the annual Sebring Thunder event featuring over a hundred classic automobiles…

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U.S. 27 Road Trip: From Sebring to Miami

By Vanessa Caceres U.S. 27, a 1,373-mile highway that runs from Fort Wayne, Ind., to the tip of the Florida peninsula, travels in Florida from north of Tallahassee down to Miami, ending not far from the Miami International Airport. It was once a major road used by those in the Midwest, Tennessee…

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The Jacaranda Hotel of Avon Park: A Florida Original

By Gary McKechnie Check your history books and you’ll see that during the 1920s a land boom was bringing tens of thousands of new residents to Florida. Dig a little deeper and you’ll see that America’s interstate system wouldn’t really be in place until the 1960s. Which means that in 1925, Avon…

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