RV Campground: Fishing mecca at Okeechobee KOA Waterfront RV sites
The CCC in Florida State Parks: History you can touch from a simpler time A statue in front of the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum at Highland Hammocks State Park. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)
Florida Folk Festival: May 27 – 29, 2016, with Arlo Guthrie headlining Florida Folk Festival: May 27 – 29, 2016, with Arlo Guthrie headlining
Walking from Key Largo to Key West:  Six days solo on the Overseas Highway Tamara Scharf on the Bahia Honda Bridge with the Old Bahia Honda Bridge in background. Photo courtesy Tamara Scharf.

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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.

USAF Thunderbirds (Photo by photobunny via Flickr)

Fort Lauderdale Air Show: See it from a kayak May 7-8, 2016

A kayak paddle in the nearby waterways is a way to reduce traffic hassles and still experience some of the Fort Lauderdale Air Show May 7-8. Here’s how to do it.

Florida Folk Festival: May 27 – 29, 2016, with Arlo Guthrie headlining

Florida Folk Festival: May 27 – 29, 2016, with Arlo Guthrie headlining

The Florida Folk Festival marks its 63rd year at Stephen Foster State Park over Memorial Day Weekend. The annual event celebrates Florida’s land, people and diverse cultural heritage.

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.

Paddlers on the Wekiva River

Wekiva Falls RV Resort: Fab spring, comfy campground, gateway to scenic river

Wekiva Falls RV Resort may be the largest campground in the state, a small city tucked into an amazing wilderness with a spectacular river.

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Higgs Beach: African memorial speaks to Key West’s cultural heart

Experts believe Higgs Beach in Key West is the site of the only African refugee cemetery in the United States.

The Bluegrill Trail follows a levee along the C-18 canal and passes through a place popular in winter with sandhill cranes. (Photo: David Blasco)

Bluegill Trail and other bike trails on South Florida levees

Bike trails on South Florida levees offer traffic-free paths along the Everglades, though they can get hot and monotonous. The Bluegill Trail in Palm Beach County is better than most with wildlife and better scenery.

Rosalie Creek, one of the most scenic sections of the Buster Island Loop Paddling Trail.

Buster Island Loop: Challenging kayak trail circles Lake Kissimmee State Park

It’s rare in Florida to find a loop trail for kayaks and this one, with three lakes, two creeks and a canal, is a challenge. The 11-mile trail circles the state park.

Fort Wilderness tent site

Fort Wilderness: Camping in the magical woods of Disney

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground is more of a natural experience than you might expect in a land of fantasy and magic. But it’s not cheap.

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