Articles written by: Bonnie Gross and Bob Rountree

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.

2017 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar

2017 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar

Updated for 2017! Our seafood festival calendar is one of our most popular features.

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.

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.

Launch site at Gulf Coast Visitor Center of Everglades National Park, the entry point to the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

5 great 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.

2016 license-free fishing days in Florida

2016 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.

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.

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.

Everglades Seafood Festival

Everglades City Seafood Festival: Feb. 10-12, 2017

Seafood lovers mark their calendars for the annual Everglades Seafood Festival, scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 12, 13 and 14, 2016, 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.

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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