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19 state parks remain closed; campgrounds to reopen by weekend

19 state parks remain closed; campgrounds to reopen by weekend

Daily status updates for Florida State Parks, State Forests, Wildlife Management Areas and the Great Florida Birding Trail in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

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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.

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.

Myakka River State Park campsite

RV Camping: Tips for booking campsites in Florida

Snowbirds are already snapping up RV campsites for “the season.” Florida residents should do the same. It’s competitive during peak months.

Florida Rambler 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Florida Rambler 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

5 great gift ideas for exploring the authentic Florida.

How families with fourth graders can print a free national park pass

How families with fourth graders can print a free national park pass

Help spread the word: Every fourth grade student in America can now print out a free pass to visit a national park with his or her family. Get the details and link here.

My carbon footprint: ‘Offsetting’ a year of travel for Florida Rambler

My carbon footprint: ‘Offsetting’ a year of travel for Florida Rambler

The contradition bothers me: I drive many miles, spewing carbon dioxide into the environment, to reach destinations where the environment is unspoiled. A small sop: This year, I offset the carbon footprint of my Florida Rambler travel.

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.

Tent camping: The essentials checklist

Tent camping: The essentials checklist

Spring is the best time of year for tent camping in Florida. Campgrounds are emptying out as snowbirds flock home, and the weather is fantastic. Break out the gear and head for the woods!

Best apps for exploring Florida’s outdoors

Best apps for exploring Florida’s outdoors

Now that the holidays are over and you’re gushing over your new iPhone, iPad or Android device, we think the time is right to bring you the Best Apps for exploring Florida’s outdoors.

Handy guides for exploring Florida’s outdoors

Handy guides for exploring Florida’s outdoors

Exploring Florida sometimes requires more than just a sense of adventure and the time to travel. These guides are essential tools to help you find paddling and hiking trails, campgrounds and where to experience the authentic Florida.

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