Articles written by: Bob Rountree

Bob Rountree is an outdoors travel writer, exploring back roads of the authentic Florida. Co-founder of FloridaRambler.com, Bob contributes to the monthly Florida Rambler column in the South Florida SunSentinel and Orlando Sentinel. His work has also appeared in the Miami Herald, Guardian UK and other publications.

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Buying a new RV (A consumer guide)

We just bought our second travel trailer, and after more than 14 years RVing, we’re a lot smarter this time around.

Outfitting your new RV (A consumer guide to the gear you need)

Outfitting your new RV (A consumer guide to the gear you need)

Your new RV is remarkably ill-equipped when you leave the dealership. You still have to buy accessories and fittings that cost hundreds of dollars.

Blue Springs State Park

10 things to do near Daytona Beach

The annual spring crush at Daytona is upon us with the Daytona 500, Bike Week and Spring Break. There are far more cool things to do than hang out on Main Street, the beach and the pier.

2017 Florida Strawberry Festival: March 2-12

2017 Florida Strawberry Festival: March 2-12

Florida Rambler’s guide to the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Entertainment line-up, places to stay, places to eat, places to camp and things to do nearby.

Florida’s top Spring Break beaches

Florida’s top Spring Break beaches

Florida’s beaches are still the top destinations for spring breakers, although “the scene” seems to be shifting.

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MLB Spring Training 2017: Campgrounds, beaches and cool things to do nearby

Our annual Spring Training Guide is an invaluable resource for finding campgrounds, lodging and things to do near each of Florida’s Spring Training camps. We include report dates, home openers and links to schedules and tickets.

Midway Campground

RV, tent and backcountry camping in the Everglades

The winter season is the best time to camp in Florida’s Everglades, and there are dozens of campground choices, from the front country to the backcountry. Here’s our guide.

Wekiva River Basin’s stunning beauty invites paddlers, campers, hikers and bikers

Wekiva River Basin’s stunning beauty invites paddlers, campers, hikers and bikers

Not all of Central Florida’s magic is at Disney. North of Orlando is a vast ecological preserve that offers an abundance of recreational opportunities with unique exposure to Florida’s great outdoors.

Cortez Fishing Festival celebrates its maritime roots: Feb. 18-19

Cortez Fishing Festival celebrates its maritime roots: Feb. 18-19

This tiny fishing village wedged between Bradenton and Anna Marie Island celebrates its rich heritage as a commercial fishing hub.

March 4-5: Grant Seafood Festival marks 51st year

March 4-5: Grant Seafood Festival marks 51st year

The Grant Seafood Festival is put on by volunteers and has been held every year since 1966 in this sprawling riverside community between Melbourne and Sebastian.

Key Largo Kampground and Marina. (MM 101.5)

RV Campgrounds in the playful Florida Keys

A complete list of RV campgrounds in the Florida Keys with amenities, reservations links and rates for the 2016-2017 season.

Buying a travel trailer: What the salesman should have told you

Buying a travel trailer: What the salesman should have told you

When we purchased our first RV 15 years ago, we knew nothing. We were novices. Looking back, you might even say we were stupid.

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