Historic Beach at the Dry Tortugas National Park: Campsites are steps away. Terrific snorkeling is right off this beach along the walls of the fort.

Camping at the Dry Tortugas National Park: So worth the trouble

In honor of the 100th birthday of US national parks, here’s a park that deserves to be on your must-see list. We loved camping at Dry Tortugas National Park off the Florida Keys. It takes some time, money and effort, but, wow, does it pay off.

Beaches Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin/Clearwater.

Caladesi Island: Kayak to a wild beach

Caladesi Island State Park, off the coast of Clearwater and Dunedin, has been called the best beach in America. What’s even better? Kayaking to Caladesi and seeing wonderful wildlife along the way.

Southeast Florida An artificial reef along the snorkel trail at Phil Foster Park in Palm Beach County. Photo by Michael Scott Photography.

Snorkeling trail at Phil Foster Park is full of easy-to-see sea life

The snorkeling trail at the park on the Blue Heron Bridge in Palm Beach County offers a volume and variety of sea life rarely seen close to shore.

Springs The water in the Juniper Spring run is so clear it looks like you're floating on air. (Photo: U.S. Forest Service.)

Juniper Springs in Ocala Forest: Fab kayaking at pristine spring run

Juniper just might be the most pristine spring-fed river in Florida. It’s also stunningly beautiful and easy to kayak. On a hot day, the 72-degree water and shaded run help keep you comfortable.

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The Legend of Black Caesar still haunts the Florida Keys

The Legend of Black Caesar still haunts the Florida Keys

Black Caesar is an elusive character, a pirate of some renown who roamed the Florida Keys, or so goes the legend. We explore his lair, and so can you!

The water in the Juniper Spring run is so clear it looks like you're floating on air. (Photo: U.S. Forest Service.)

Juniper Springs in Ocala Forest: Fab kayaking at pristine spring run

Juniper just might be the most pristine spring-fed river in Florida. It’s also stunningly beautiful and easy to kayak. On a hot day, the 72-degree water and shaded run help keep you comfortable.

Pitch your tent in the sand.

Best beach camping in Florida’s Panhandle

Falling asleep to the soothing rhythm of waves lapping on your own beach is every camper’s dream, so we pick the best beach campgrounds on Florida’s Panhandle.

Silver Springs State Park: Famous spring is worth a visit—or revisit

Silver Springs State Park: Famous spring is worth a visit—or revisit

It’s easy to feel transported to another time and place when visiting Silver Springs State Park in Ocala.

Florida State Fair (Photo: Kevin Dooley via Flickr)

2016-2017 Florida festival calendar: Getaways to authentic events

Florida loves a good festival. Here are 50 hand-picked festivals around the state that range from funky local bashes to huge nationally known cultural events.

As the sun sets over Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, kayaks are lined up ready to launch for a bioluminescent kayak trip. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)

A Florida summer thrill: Night-time kayaking in a bioluminescent glow

On dark summer nights in the Mosquito Lagoon near Titusville, the water glows from bioluminescent plankton. Kayak tours help visitors see the spectacular light show.

Spring Boil at Fanning Springs

Get your feet wet in these 19 cool Florida springs

Florida Springs where you can swim, snorkel and dive.

7 things to do near Daytona Beach

7 things to do near Daytona Beach

Think out of the box. There is so much more to do near Daytona than go to the races, and we thought we’d share a few suggestions.

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.

The Florida Keys  Brewing Company in Islamorada

New things to do on Islamorada, a great stop in Florida Keys

There are excellent reasons to stop in Islamorada on your Florida Keys trip, including a cluster of cultural attractions. A new top-notch museum in Islamorada has a Clyde Butcher photo exhibit this summer.

Six cool outings for hot Florida weekend getaways

Six cool outings for hot Florida weekend getaways

It’s hot, but that doesn’t mean you have to seal yourself in air conditioning for the summer. You can enjoy the natural and authentic Florida — and stay cool in the process.

The Overseas Highway

Road Trip: Florida Keys mile-marker guide

Spectacular views and things to do, places to go and places to hide, hidden harbors and funky tiki bars. The scenic Overseas Highway is the ultimate road trip. Let this be your guide.

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