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About Us is published by Florida Rambler Media Partnership to serve an unmet need for reliable information about things to do outdoors in the authentic Florida.

Our stories are 100% original, produced exclusively for our readers and based on our personal experiences. We’ve been there, done that.

Our writers are proven, experienced Florida journalists writing about our state’s beaches, hiking, bicycling, canoe and kayak trails, camping and wildlife. We explore back roads, Old Florida, small towns and uniquely Florida destinations.

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

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Bob Rountree

Bob Rountree is a former reporter, editor and digital manager at South Florida’s SunSentinel newspaper. Bob and his wife Kathy are enthusiastic explorers, roaming the state in their travel trailer with kayaks and bicycles on board. A travel day is incomplete without winding up on an unpaved road. Bob has been published in the Sun-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, The Guardian, Miami Herald and other publications. Prior to his career at the Sun-Sentinel, Bob was a wire-service correspondent and broadcaster.

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Bonnie Gross

Bonnie Gross is a travel writer and a former editor and online manager for the Sun-Sentinel. She held a variety of positions at the Sun-Sentinel, 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 Bonnie and her husband David Blasco, a former photo editor at the Miami Herald, are avid hikers, bikers, paddlers, history lovers and explorers.

Contributing journalists:

Vicki McCash Brennan — Reporter and editor for newspapers and magazines, teacher and mentor to high school journalism advisers for the Journalism Education Association.

Deborah Hartz-Seeley — Deborah Hartz-Seeley is a feature writer with a master’s degree in agricultural journalism. She has a deep portfolio that includes newspapers and magazines.

Karuna Eberl and Steve Alberts live in the Lower Keys, where they write and photograph for local and national publications, focused on travel, adventure and the environment.

Bill DiPaola — Feature writer who has worked at several Florida newspapers and has also been a tour guide for Jupiter Outdoor Center and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

Douglas C. Lyons — Douglas C. Lyons is an editorial writer for a major Florida newspaper who has explored Florida and its history for more than 25 years.

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Bob Rountree

Tuesday 4th of July 2023

Hi Paul: Thank you for your input. We are constantly seeking balance in the presentation of our ads. Please understand we would not exist without them. Are there particular ad placements that bother you most?

Lisa Wilson

Thursday 30th of March 2023

I would like to get the Florida Rambler sent to me please.

Bonnie Gross

Thursday 30th of March 2023

I've added your name. There is a sign up form at the bottom of every page too.

Edda Stapko

Thursday 30th of March 2023

Please add me to your email newsletter. Have learned many things reading your articles and can't wait to know more and explore.

Bonnie Gross

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I've added your name. There is a sign up form at the bottom of every page too.

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Bonnie Gross

Monday 20th of February 2023

Thanks for asking to be added to our mailing list. When I tried to do that, however, I saw that your name is already on our list. You haven't been opening it, so I bet it's landing in your spam folder. If you can find an email from us in your spam folder, then select (click in the box next to the email.) With it selected, you can mark it as "not spam" in the elinks at the top. I hope this works for you!

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