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About Us 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 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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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 -- I am also emailing you directly.

Glenn Loucks

Monday 4th of July 2022

I was fortunate to find your web site before a recent trip with my son for his spring break. We took bicycles and kayaks with us based on all your great trail information. I offered the typical theme parks, but each day he chose and outdoor activity instead. What a fantastic way to spend time with my son.

We biked at Shark Valley, kayaked to Indian Island Key and the Anne Kolb Nature center which were all great suggestions form your site. We also ventured onto many of the beautiful and flat bike trails.

We really appreciate your accurate commentary and helpful hints on what to see and how to do it economically. Thank you for all your hard work. It is very much appreciated.

Bonnie Gross

Monday 4th of July 2022

You made my day! I love sharing Florida's natural beauty with our readers. --Bonnie


Sunday 29th of May 2022

Instead of emails and all that other crap with ads don't you guys have a magazine or brochure that we can read about all this stuff I rather that than have an email sent that I have to delete every day

Bob Rountree

Monday 30th of May 2022

Hi Tony, We do not now and never have sent emails every day, but I hear you. If you signed up for our newsletter, we only send that once a month, and it has no ads. If you signed up for new-post notifications, you would only get one a week at most. No ads on those, either. We do have ads on our web site, but that's how we finance our travels and writing. But I understand your point and have taken the liberty to remove your email address from both lists. You can always sign back up if you miss us! And thanks for your input. Always appreciated. :-)

Leigh tatum

Monday 28th of March 2022

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

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