Two Florida National Parks notch top spots on the list of “Quietest Parks” in the U.S.

Courtesy: ESTA-America.com According to the National Park Service, there are 62 registered and recognized national parks in the U.S. While not every state has a national park; some have multiple parks to make up for those that don’t. Fortunately, Florida is one of the few states that have more than one.  ESTA-America.com has released a

Celebrating Florida’s 176th Birthday with Fun Facts

Image by WikiImages from Pixabay As many people understand, birthday’s are important.  On May 3, 176 years ago, Florida became the 27th territory to join statehood in the United States.  Oddly enough, Florida lays claim to the oldest city in the country, yet didn’t become a state until 1845, almost 60 years after Delaware became

Florida invasive species battle continues as FWC bans “high-risk” reptiles from commercial breeding and pet ownership

Green Iguana – Courtesy: Image by Scottslm from Pixabay In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted on a new set of rules that would ban the commercial breeding practice and ownership of 16 “high-risk” reptiles in the state. The rule would allow current high-risk reptile owners to keep the

Outdoor report finds 3 Florida parks rank among the deadliest in the U.S.

Underwater Coral Reef – Courtesy: National Park Service – Biscayne National Park Few things are certain in life: death, taxes, and Florida finding its way onto top rankings lists for just about anything. This time around, three national parks in Florida made the top-50 list of deadliest national parks in the U.S. According to outdoor

After years of battling, Florida glass-bottom boat attraction will become wheelchair accessible

People entering Silver Springs State Park on July 3, 2017, in Ocala, Florida, USA. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Miosotis_Jade One of Florida’s coolest nature attractions will soon be wheelchair accessible, granting access to one of Florida’s largest disabled travel demographics. Once only accessible for non-disabled patrons, the Silver Springs glass-bottom boat tours are in

Florida’s Lighthouses and Our List of the Ones You Should Visit on your Next Trip

Courtesy: Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park | Florida State Parks Occupying thousands of miles of coastline, it’s no surprise that the Sunshine State is home to some of the coolest lighthouses in the nation! Florida comes in at number seven in the U.S., with over 25 lighthouses across the state on and offshore.  Lighthouses were

Top 10 “Must Visit” Beaches in Florida

Beautiful Crandon Park Beach located in Key Biscayne in Miami. Courtesy: Shutterstock-Photo by Fotoluminate LLC Among many things, Florida is known for its year-round beach weather, white-sand beaches, and clear coastal waters. When combined, those three attributes create a blissful scene along Florida’s coastline and make them a “must-visit” when passing through the Sunshine State.

Camping Spotlight: Lake County Florida

Courtesy: Image by LUM3N from Pixabay Camping is one of those activities that you either love or hate. There is no in-between, and understandably so. Camping involves physical labor to prop up/build tents, cook your own food, live outdoors, and operate with no cellphone signal, to name a few things. And for that reason, the

Burmese python caught in Everglades National Park breaks Florida record

Courtesy: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission A Burmese python caught in Everglades National Park has broken the previous length record by one inch. On Oct. 2., snake trappers Kevin Pavlidis and Ryan Ausburn captured the Florida record, 18 foot and 9 inch long Burmese python roughly 35 miles west of Miami along the L-28

Exploring Florida’s Resident Ghost Town

Beautiful beach on Indian Key, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: JMcQ/Shutterstock.com Indian Key Historic State Park in the Florida Keys is another one of those hidden gems that not even resident Floridians know about, much less visit. The island was once home to the bustling town of Indian Key but now remains an uninhabited ghost