Our readers viewed a record 2.4 million pages on Florida Rambler during 2020, despite the pandemic. Of the 500+ stories we delivered, these were our 10 most popular articles of the year.
Backcountry camping permits can now be reserved online. Meantime, Veterans and Gold Star Families no longer have to pay entrance fees to national parks.
Visitors who think Key West “has been ruined” often blame the huge cruise ships that are frequent visitors spewing thousands of day-trippers onto the island. That might be changing, as Key West residents passed three referendums Nov. 3 requiring cruise ships to be smaller and fewer.
Ten years ago, we launched a website about all the places we had discovered to enjoy in unique and fabulous natural Florida. FloridaRambler.com is all about you and places you can go, but for this occasion we want to share our origin story.
Next time you travel Florida’s west coast on I-75, take a five minutes detour in Fort Myers to discover a magnificent slice of old Florida – a 1.2 mile boardwalk through an unspoiled cypress swamp called Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.
The Key West Butterfly Conservatory is the most peaceful place in crazy, clamorous Key West. When you’re ready for a Zen moment, go here. But read these tips first.
A bike ride along the Gulf of Mexico lets you ogle the garden-like estates of Naples mansion-owners and stop at pocket parks that give you access to their perfect beaches.
Five off-the-beaten-track things to do outdoors in the natural Florida in 2020, away from crowds. From rivers to bike trails to great places to camp. What’s on your bucket list?
Florida’s longest non-motorized trail begins at Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola to Key West and then up the east coast to the Georgia state line. Changes made to to the 322-page guide include overnight accommodations, including Mexico Beach where one motel is set to reopen in 2020 while another will not be rebuilt in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
Your smartphone has never had more tools available to explore Florida’s outdoors.