Lake Trail: Bicycle through the backyards of the Palm Beach rich Lake Trail: Bicycle through the backyards of the Palm Beach rich
Florida bike festivals: Bicyclists take to country roads every fall Mount Dora Bicycle Festival
Three Florida Keys restaurants that are hard to find but worth it An out-of-the-way tiki bar:
Discovering the real Florida: Four myths about Florida Bok Tower view: Yes, you are on a hill. (Photo: Wikimedia/Averette)

Things To Do In Florida

How families with fourth graders can print a free national park pass
News / Parks & Forests / Resources

How families with fourth graders can print a free national park pass

Help spread the word: Every fourth grade student in America can now print out a free pass to visit a national park with his or her family. Get the details and link here.

Lake Trail: Bicycle through the backyards of the Palm Beach rich
Bike & Hike / Southeast Florida

Lake Trail: Bicycle through the backyards of the Palm Beach rich

The Lake Trail along Lake Worth on this exclusive island provides gorgeous harbor vistas and sneak peeks into the backyards of the rich and famous of Palm Beach.

Mount Dora Bicycle Festival
Bike & Hike / cycling / Festivals

Florida bike festivals: Bicyclists take to country roads every fall

Organized bike festivals create safer longer rides for bicyclists while giving them beautiful places to explore and enjoy the scenery.

An out-of-the-way tiki bar:
Florida Keys / Unique Eats

Three Florida Keys restaurants that are hard to find but worth it

Three of my favorite stops in the Keys are a little hard to find, and that’s part of their charm. They’re off the Overseas Highway in neighborhoods — and they’re worth discovering.

Bok Tower view: Yes, you are on a hill. (Photo: Wikimedia/Averette)
Florida Roundups

Discovering the real Florida: Four myths about Florida

Even people who live in Florida get it wrong. They think Florida is all shopping malls and theme parks; its beaches are all commercial and crowded; it’s flat, boring and lacks history. People say: Too bad I live in Florida, I love the outdoors and there’s no place to hike. All wrong.

Destination Key Largo: Pennekamp State Park
Florida Keys / Kayak & Canoe / Road Trips / Snorkeling

Destination Key Largo: Pennekamp State Park

Snorkel, dive or ride a glass-bottom boat to view the magical coral reefs at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Guide to camping, kayaking, lodging, food and things to do on Key Largo.

Free RV Camping: Wallydocking
Camping / Road Trips

Free RV Camping: Wallydocking

The ubiquitous Walmart parking lot is good for an overnight on the road, and I have to admit to a pleasant experience at one 24-hour Walmart. Savvy RVers call it “Wallydocking.”

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Camping

6 hot tips for tent camping in Florida

Tent camping in Florida has special needs. Here’s our “hot” list of a few basic preparations unique to Florida.

Pristine, white-sand beaches are the big attraction at many state parks in the Panhandle. (Photo/John Mayer)
Camping / Northwest Florida / The Panhandle

Camping at state parks in Florida’s Panhandle

State park campgrounds in the Panhandle are popular in summer but spring and fall are best to enjoy spectacular beaches, paddling, hiking, fishing — and Florida’s highest waterfall.

The honky-tonk sign out front proclaims the location as Downtown Card Sound
Florida Keys / Funky / Unique Eats

Alabama Jack’s: The best start to a Florida Keys roadtrip

Alabama Jack’s has been an outpost in the middle of water and mangroves for 50 years. It’s a well-weathered, open-air, waterfront spot known for conch fritters, fresh fish and pure Keys ambiance.

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