(Photo by Bob Peterson/Bob in Swamp via Flickr.)

Jonathan Dickinson State Park: A Florida treasure

Jonathan Dickinson State park can keep a lover of the outdoors busy for days with hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, wildlife watching and soaking up the natural beauty. Now’s the perfect season to plan an adventure there.

Frank Lloyd Wright Florida Southern College campus

Frank Lloyd Wright buildings make Lakeland campus unique — and beautiful

Florida Southern College in Lakeland has been named the most beautiful college campus in the country. While some may debate that title, there’s no disputing the campus is unique: Nowhere else in the world has more buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Florida’s official flagship, the 1939 Schooner Western Union.

Key West Seaport: One of the best scenic walks in Key West

Many people miss it, sticking to Duval Street, but one of the most scenic strolls in Key West — and a top freebie — is the harbor walk along Key West Bight, also known as the Historic Key West Seaport.

Historic Old School Square in Delray Beach

Delray Beach: Lots of things to do for a great weekend getaway

Delray Beach makes a great weekend getaway: It’s a charming, walkable urban area with outstanding gardens, historic buildings, a great downtown main street and an open, natural beach.

Free in Key West: Things to do without breaking your budget

Free in Key West: Things to do without breaking your budget

No doubt about it: Key West is expensive. But despite its small size, Key West is packed with things to do and see — and some are even free. Here are a half dozen places to go where you’ll soak up Key West culture without opening your wallet.

Hillsboro Lighthouse seen from the inlet

Climb a lighthouse on April 20 for Florida Lighthouse Day 2013

Florida lighthouses are so spectacular, you don’t need an excuse to visit one. But sometimes we take our favorite spots for granted. So here’s a good reason to give some love to a lighthouse: April 20 is Florida Lighthouse Day and folks who care about lighthouses are planning special opportunities for visitors.

Orchid lovers will enjoy the gardens, which burst with bromeliads and tropic vegetation.

Key West Audubon House: Fascinating characters, enchanting spot

One of the prettiest places is Key West is the Audubon House, also known as the Geiger House, and its gardens. Like the best spots in Key West, the Audubon House is full of fascinating stories with larger than life characters. It also features a great collection of Audubon’s work in Florida.

Spanish Point "Window to the Past"

Indian mound unwrapped at historic Spanish Point

Witness 5,000 years of history through a glass wall at this Indian midden at Spanish Point, and learn about the Palmer family’s profound impact on Sarasota County.