LGBTQ Florida: Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour in Miami Beach

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Members of the LGBTQ community are woven into the modern history of Miami Beach and its preservation movement. Their historic treasures and hot spots are highlighted on the Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour, which stops at key spots that mark the contributions that lesbians…

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Campus Attractions at the University of North Florida

By Florence Snyder The welcome mat is always out at the University of North Florida, where the Robert W. Loftin Nature Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. There’s no better place to enjoy the natural wonders of the Sunshine State than the "home of the Ospreys." The majestic bird was…

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10 Great Florida Boat Tours & Cruises

There's no shortage of waterways to explore and boat tours in Florida to enjoy. By Bonnie Gross The first tourists in Florida arrived by boat – Juan Ponce de Leon and his crew 500 years ago – and it’s still the best way to see the Sunshine State. From a boat you can reach special places where…

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A Driving Tour of Amelia Island and St. Augustine

Here's a great way to take in some of the top attractions in the Amelia Island and St. Augustine areas. Heritage Highlights The better part of your day can easily be spent at Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve between the Nassau and St. Johns Rivers. This unique national park was…

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Ride Like Royalty at Ocala Carriage and Tours

Can't make it to London for that next royal shindig? Want to ride like a princess through the forest? Good news! You can at least ride into the wind in Central Florida, where Horse Country Carriage Company and Tours takes you through pastures full of Thoroughbreds, Paso Finos, Percheron Draft and…

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Campus Attractions at the University of South Florida

By Florence Snyder The University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa was the first state university planned and opened in the 20th century, as well as the first to be located in a vibrant and rapidly expanding urban setting. As west central Florida grew into a megalopolis stretching from Tampa Bay to…

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Adventure and Culture in and around Gainesville, Fla.

The Gainesville area promises adventure, activities and fun that include visiting a park where wild horses roam, tubing down a spring-fed river, and discovering museums designed to ignite the imagination. Read on to learn about some of this destination’s offerings…

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Scenic Boat Tour into the St. Johns River

By Lauren Tjaden The brochure describes it as a tour into pristine areas to see and experience the wildlife and history of the St. Johns River in one of the amazing scenic boat tours through the river. True enough, but to us it was a two-hour, 20-mile round trip escape into beauty and serenity on…

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Driving Tour: Homestead and The Everglades

Native-American villages and Everglades adventures are easy to access with this driving tour. Heritage Highlights and Culture Quest Head west of Miami on Tamiami Trail (Highway 41) to sample native culture at Miccosukee Indian Village, 30 minutes west of the Florida Turnpike. Here, the natives…

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