Ravine Gardens State Park: Not All Of Florida’s Hiking Trails Are Flat!

What makes Ravine Gardens State Park worth a visit you ask? Well for starters, the park has not one but two 120 feet deep ravines that were created by springs flowing into the Saint John’s River.   The ravine is active, constantly changing, and will kick a novice hiker’s ass due to the many elevation … More Ravine Gardens State Park: Not All Of Florida’s Hiking Trails Are Flat!

Invigorating Hike Along The Suwannee River Section Of The Florida Trail

We have all heard about the Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trails, but did you know that Florida has its very own 1,300 mile National Scenic Trail, one of only eleven congressionally designated NSTs in the United States, and the only NST where hikers can enjoy subtropical and temperate ecosystems year round?  Can you picture yourself … More Invigorating Hike Along The Suwannee River Section Of The Florida Trail

Three Things I Learned At The Kingsley Plantation Heritage Celebration. You Won’t Believe Number One!

Did you know that urine used to be a key ingredient in the production of indigo dye?  You know, the indigo dye from which the colonial British army’s uniform derived its deep blue color?  Neither did I!  As a matter of fact, the British government heavily subsidized Florida grown indigo crops during its occupation of … More Three Things I Learned At The Kingsley Plantation Heritage Celebration. You Won’t Believe Number One!

Two Must See Beaches To Be Included In Your Florida Itinerary!

I love globing the world so much that I tend to forget that some of the most interesting beaches are right here in my own backyard.  So, I recently challenged myself to explore more of Florida’s beauty and in my quest to do so joined the friendly folks of the Sierra Club in their hike … More Two Must See Beaches To Be Included In Your Florida Itinerary!