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FloridaRambler.com is published by Florida Rambler Media Partnership 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, Old Florida and small towns that are uniquely Florida.

Florida Rambler was founded in 2010 by Florida 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 a dirt road or corn field. Bob’s writing has been published in the SunSentinel, Orlando Sentinel, The Guardian, Miami Herald and other publications. Prior to the SunSentinel, Bob was a correspondent for United Press International.

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Bonnie Gross

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 SunSentinel.com. Bonnie and her husband David Blasco are avid hikers, bikers, paddlers, history lovers and explorers.


Contact Info

You may contact Bob or Bonnie at floridarambler@gmail.com

Before contacting us…

  • We do not accept free products, free trips or compensation for editorial coverage.
  • We do not accept guest posts or sponsored posts. Our content is original and unique.
  • We do not sell links. Links are selected by our editors to serve our readers.
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Stacey Doyon

Wednesday 4th of January 2023

I would love to get the Florida rambler sent to me. Hoping my email below is all I need to do. If not please let me know how I can get this.

Bonnie Gross

Wednesday 4th of January 2023

We'll make sure you're signed up!

Robin

Friday 2nd of December 2022

Is it possible to get a hard copy of the Florida Rambler? I get the emailed version, but there are times when I would like to go back and research some of the articles.

Bob Rountree

Friday 2nd of December 2022

We do not sell a hard copy, although you are welcome to print out any article for your personal use. Keep in mind that we are constantly updating articles with new information, so what you see today may change tomorrow. You best bet is to bookmark floridarambler.com in your web browser and return as often as you like.

Perry

Monday 21st of November 2022

Good afternoon, You may need to update Lake Diaz/De Leon springs camping prices for winter rates. I called today and Lake Diaz is closed. De Leon Springs is a State Park and was quoted a price of $45 for a night's stay. Perhaps I misread your information about summer and winter rates at these two locations but $11.50 & $16.80 for tent & RV camping looks too good to be true. Perhaps you can clarify exactly who you spoke with when you gathered this info because the number we dialed were adamant that $45 per night was standard pricing. Thanks for taking my message. Cordially, Perry

Bob Rountree

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

Thanks for the heads up. It appears Lake Diaz, a county park in De Leon Springs, no longer offers camping. I have removed it. De Leon Springs State Park never did offer camping, so I'm unsure where you got the $45/night rate. All state park campgrounds have recently added a daily utility fee of $7, increasing daily rates across the board. Hope that answers your question. -- Bob Rountree

Debbie Chierichella

Sunday 7th of August 2022

Great information on New Smyrna Beach. We have a really cool vintage shop on Washington Street in New Smyrna Beach. We are located in the historic west side just over the railroad tracks. If you like flea markets, garage sales , estate sales, thrifting , or looking for junk to funk we have it all in one spot. Check us out on google once you see what we are about im sure you will love to help spread the word. We are the American Pickers of New Smyrna Beach. Washington Street Crossing Vintage (Consignors )Depot 518 Washington Street New Smyrna Beach, Florida 300 ft west off Dixie Fwy cross tracks on left side. Thank you for your time.

Bev Ringenberg

Tuesday 5th of July 2022

HI I'm trying to figure out how to add our event to your list. Please advise. Thank you. bev

Bonnie Gross

Tuesday 5th of July 2022

Please send us info by email -- floridarambler@gmail.com. I am also emailing you directly.

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