Beach of the Week: Scenic Deerfield Beach is charming, low-key Deerfield Beach
McKee Botanical Garden in Vero Beach: Water lily festival June 18 in Old Florida setting Water lilies at McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach
Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge: Window to the Everglades Anhinga
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Things To Do In Florida

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Beach of the Week: Scenic Deerfield Beach is charming, low-key

With palm trees lining its herring-bone brick beachwalk and shady grass berm, our Beach of the Week is one of South Florida’s most scenic destinations.

Paddle Florida: 2016-17 kayak trips explore Florida’s top waterways

Paddle Florida: 2016-17 kayak trips explore Florida’s top waterways

Paddle Florida is a non-profit that organizes a few paddling trips each year on Florida’s greatest waterways. Limited in size and carefully researched, these trips are great for solo paddlers or folks who appreciate a little support in undertaking a several day paddling and camping trip. Deadlines for fall and winter trips are coming up.

Water lilies at McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach

McKee Botanical Garden in Vero Beach: Water lily festival June 18 in Old Florida setting

McKee Jungle Garden was a popular 1940s roadside attraction. Today, the Vero Beach garden is smaller but known for water lilies and its historic buildings. It’s a beautiful place!

Anhinga

Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge: Window to the Everglades

BOYNTON BEACH — About 260 species of birds and waterfowl find their way here throughout the year, and you can find them by hiking, biking or paddling the canoe trail.

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5 things to discover in Cocoa Beach

The hidden Cocoa Beach, except for Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, which is hard to ignore.

Wat Mongkolratanaram -- Wat Tampa for short is located on the Palm River amidst live oak trees. (Photo:Bonnie Gross)

Tampa Buddhist temple: Sunday market for brunch in lovely outdoor setting

An open-air Thai brunch and market draws throngs every Sunday morning to this beautiful waterfront temple in Tampa. The food is very good and moderately priced. The exotic gold-trimmed temple is worth visiting just because it’s beautiful, set among shady live oak trees decorated with orchids.

Waterfront RV sites

RV Campground: Fishing mecca at Okeechobee KOA

The Okeechobee KOA is the largest KOA campground in U.S. with 750 campsites on Lake Okeechobee, Florida’s fishing mecca.

A statue in front of the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum at Highland Hammocks State Park. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)

The CCC in Florida State Parks: History you can touch from a simpler time

As you travel Florida and explore its award-winning state parks, take special note of buildings, trails and amenities we enjoy because of work by the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Highland Hammocks State Park also has a museum about the CCC in Florida that is worth visiting.

RV Camping: Tips for booking campsites in Florida

RV Camping: Tips for booking campsites in Florida

Snowbirds are already snapping up RV campsites for next season. Florida residents should do the same or get left in the dust.

Photo by Mauro Luna on Flickr

2016 sea-turtle walks: It’s time to register for one of Florida’s natural thrills

Sea-turtle walks are like seeing a National Geographic film in person. But you need reservations to join these night-time beach walks to watch giant sea turtles nesting. May is the best time to book a turtle walk because many programs fill up immediately.

Tamara Scharf on the Bahia Honda Bridge with the Old Bahia Honda Bridge in background. Photo courtesy Tamara Scharf.

Walking from Key Largo to Key West:  Six days solo on the Overseas Highway

Sure, the Overseas Highway through the Florida Keys is a scenic drive. But wouldn’t it be beautiful to take it really slowly and see everything? That’s what Tamara Scharf did. She walked from Key Largo to Key West, alone and in six days. Here’s her story, with tips on how you can walk the best sections she experienced.

The lighthouse is decorative, built by an industrialist to help make Boca Chita even more picturesque. Biscayne National Park. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)

Biscayne National Park: The Miami treasure you probably haven’t explored

Much of what makes this national park special is underwater and difficult to reach without your own boat. But the parts that are accessible, including a boat tour to Boca Chita island, are worth experiencing. Here’s a guide to what to see and do.

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