Things To Do In Florida

Florida budget cuts: 53 state parks threatened with closure appear safe

Jan 13, 2011 – Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he won’t close any state parks. So those state parks, many off-the-main-road and less well-known are safe — for this year. So go visit them now: The best way to vote for parks is to use them.

Boat camping in the Ten Thousand Islands

Boat Camping Checklist

Boat camping is a great way to scoot away from civilization to some wild and remote places.

Howley's sign hasn't changed

Howley’s diner: It’s back to the ’50s in West Palm Beach

Howley’s Diner has been there for 60 years. It’s not just retro, this West Palm Beach diner is the real deal — from its terrazzo floors to its tin ceiling.

Bike trail along the levee

How to build Florida’s economy? Support trails, parks and the natural Florida

Rick Scott is the new governor of Florida and Florida Rambler has a message for him: Preserving the natural Florida and supporting parks and trails is good business and can create jobs. See the editorial from the Lakeland Ledger that inspired us.

Christmas in Florida is different

Gift Guide: A few of Florida Rambler’s favorite things

Florida Rambler has selected six ideal gifts for the outdoors enthusiast in your life. We have personally used all of these products and recommend them highly.

Castle Windy Trail at Canaveral National Seashore

Castle Windy Trail at Canaveral National Seashore

The Castle Windy Trail is a shady respite from the often brutal and never-ending sun of Cape Canaveral National Seashore, a tree-shrouded path that takes you through coastal zones of saw palmetto, live oak, sable palm and eastern red cedar.

Desert Inn at Yeehaw Junction

A taste of Old Florida at Yeehaw Junction

The signs are gone, but Yeehaw Junction still exists in the middle of Florida’s cow country, anchored by the legendary Desert Inn.

Barley Barber Swamp boardwalk

Barley Barber: Rare cypress swamp offers guided tours

This old-growth forest with 1,000-year-old trees is closely guarded because it is next to an FPL plant. But, with a little planning in advance, you can walk its 1.1 mile boardwalk in Martin County on free tours.

Seminole Inn: Fried green tomatoes in Old Florida

Seminole Inn: Fried green tomatoes in Old Florida

The Seminole Inn in Indiantown is way off the beaten path, which may be why it’s fun to discover its excellent Southern style home cooking and charming atmosphere.

Free trail maps are great inspiration for Gulf Coast paddling trips

Free trail maps are great inspiration for Gulf Coast paddling trips

It’s time to plan this season’s canoe and kayak outings, and a free set of excellent paddling trail maps from the Great Calusa Blueway is certain to give you inspiration.