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Last updated on March 26th, 2020 at 01:56 pm is published by Florida Rambler Media of Fort Lauderdale to serve an unmet need for reliable information about things to do outdoors in the authentic Florida.

Florida Rambler features best beaches, hiking, biking, canoe and kayak, RV, cabin and tent camping, and exploring the back roads and small towns that are uniquely Florida.

Florida Rambler Media was founded in 2010 by Florida journalists, Bob Rountree and Bonnie Gross.

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Bob Rountree

Bob Rountree is a former reporter and editor at South Florida’s SunSentinel newspaper, Bob and his wife Kathy are enthusiastic explorers, RV and tent campers, boaters, kayakers, sailors and fishers who have roamed much of the state. Bob says a travel day is never complete without winding up on a dirt road or in a corn field. His work has been published in the South Florida SunSentinel, the Orlando Sentinel, The Guardian, the Miami Herald and other publications. Prior to the SunSentinel, Bob was a correspondent for United Press International.

Bonnie Gross and David Blasco

Bonnie and David at Dry Tortugas National Park

Bonnie Gross is a travel writer, teacher, a former editor and online manager for the SunSentinel. She held a variety of positions at the SunSentinel, from reporter and city editor to charities manager. She joined the Sun-Sentinel online staff as one of its original members in 1995 and was instrumental in establishing as the most popular newspaper web site in Florida. Bonnie and her husband David Blasco are avid hikers, bikers, history lovers and explorers. Bonnie especially enjoys discovering destinations that tell Florida’s history.

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Leigh tatum

Monday 28th of March 2022

I’m always searching for these type of beaches…thanks Bonnie

Katherine J Workman

Monday 28th of February 2022

There are so many free things to do on the east coast also. Come to Manatee County and find lots of trails!

Leonard Haas

Sunday 9th of January 2022

You are doing a major disservice to your readers when you fail to mention that the Sanibel Code of Ordinances permits only class 1 pedal assisted ebikes on their shared us path=bikepath

Bonnie Gross

Sunday 9th of January 2022

We've been getting a lot of feedback about how bicyclists are seeking more info about on which trails you can ride e-bikes. I just added e-bike regulations to most major trails about which we write, including Sanibel's.

Rachel Avenia

Saturday 1st of January 2022

Thank you for an incredible guide to Florida! I look forward to your monthly email and I check your site whenever I’m planning a trip. If you ever decide to turn this into a book I will buy several copies (one for me and the rest for friends).

Bob Jensen

Tuesday 28th of December 2021

This is a wonderful synopsis on some of the best cycling in the state. However, I think there should be mention of where and when e-bikes are allowed. As I've found recently, many state trails do not allow e-bikes on their trails. It would be nice to have that noted in the article so riders wouldn't drive to these locations and find out the hard way that e-bikes are prohibited. Thanks!

Bonnie Gross

Tuesday 28th of December 2021

What a good idea! I know that trails that use certain transportation funds are required to bar all motorized vehichles and thus cannot allow ebikes. But you're right, it's not consistent and we'll work to add this information to our bike trail coverage. I appreciate your helpful message.

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