Articles written by: Bob Rountree and Bonnie Gross

Veteran journalists, Bonnie and Bob founded FloridaRambler.com to explore the natural, authentic Florida, writing about hiking, biking, paddling, RV and tent camping, wildlife, unique lodging, dining and historic places.

Sunset over the Seven Mile Bridge.

Road Trip: Florida Keys Mile-Marker Guide

UPDATED and REVISED. Our comprehensive Overseas Highway mile-marker guide leads to spectacular views, things to do, places to go and places to hide, hidden harbors and funky tiki bars. The ultimate road trip guide.

The deck at DJ's Deck, Port Orange.

Florida’s best seafood restaurants: No frills fish shacks

Fresh Florida seafood is best enjoyed in the open air wearing a T-shirt and flips flops at a Florida fish shack. Here are 10 of our favorites spots.

One of the original campgrounds, Old Prairie, at Myakka River State Park.

Best Camping Near Tampa Bay: 9 choice campgrounds

We’ve selected nine public campgrounds near Tampa Bay for their scenic beauty, low prices and prime opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing. We think you’ll like these choices.

5 ways to explore Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands

5 ways to explore Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands

Vast and remote, the Ten Thousand Islands off Florida’s southwest coast seems challenging to visit, a labyrinth of twisting channels through thousands of remote mangrove islands.

Florida Folk Festival: May 27 – 29, 2017

Florida Folk Festival: May 27 – 29, 2017

The Florida Folk Festival marks its 64th year at Stephen Foster State Park over Memorial Day Weekend. The annual event celebrates Florida’s land, people and diverse cultural heritage.

Characters created to embody Florida blueberries

Florida Blueberry Festival, April 22-23, 2017: Explore wild Brooksville

The Florida Blueberry Festival highlights not just Florida’s blueberry crop but also Brooksville, a lovely unspoiled region of Florida that is a great place for hiking, biking, kayaking and exploring.

2017-2018 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar

2017-2018 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar

Our seafood festival calendar is one of our most popular features.

Everglades Seafood Festival

Everglades City Seafood Festival: Feb. 9-11, 2018

Seafood lovers mark their calendars for the annual Everglades Seafood Festival, scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 9-11, 2018, in Everglades City, gateway to the Ten Thousand Islands. This free event packs ’em in for fresh seafood, country music, carnival rides, crafts booths — with an estimated 50,000 people expected to attend this year’s event in a remote corner of Florida.

Best Florida Keys beaches; even some you don’t know

Best Florida Keys beaches; even some you don’t know

Beaches in the Keys aren’t as common or as wonderful as many expect, but there ARE some great beaches where you can swim — and snorkel — if you know where to go. Let us take you there.

Spring Boil at Fanning Springs

Get your feet wet in these 19 cool Florida springs

Florida Springs where you can swim, snorkel and dive.

2017 license-free fishing days in Florida

2017 license-free fishing days in Florida

Dig into your garage for that long-idle rod and reel, pick up some bait at your local tackle shop and get out there, because you won’t need a license for fishing in Florida on two weekends in June.

Florida Rambler 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Florida Rambler 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

5 great gift ideas for exploring the authentic Florida.

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