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.

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.

2018 license-free fishing days in Florida

2018 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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Florida’s best county parks: Loved by locals; worth discovering

If you love discovering off-the-beaten path places, look to county parks. Here are six we’ve stumbled on that offer exceptional recreation and natural beauty.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual gift guide of cool products that will add to your enjoyment of Florida’s outdoors.

Hike around the Big ‘O’: Thanksgiving ritual cancelled for 2014

Hike around the Big ‘O’: Thanksgiving ritual cancelled for 2014

Every Thanksgiving Week, Florida’s most avid hikers walk 109 miles around Lake Okeechobee in nine segments ranging from 9 to 15 miles per day. You can join them — for part of the trip or all of it — along the Herbert Hoover Dike, which surrounds the 730-square-mile lake.

Best Florida B&Bs: Lodging as an experience

Best Florida B&Bs: Lodging as an experience

Our favorite B&Bs will help you have an authentic and memorable Florida experience — not a night in Anywhere USA.