A new trail in Florida will link two U.S. national parks

View of the lighthouse at Biscayne National Park – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by nyker Only 20 miles of road separate the huge inland swamp of Everglades National Park from the coastal sanctuary of Biscayne National Park on Florida’s east coast, but up until now, traveling between nature reserves required a car or–for bicyclists and

After a record-breaking season, the Florida Renaissance Festival returns for its best year yet

Jousting at Florida Renaissance Festival – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sunshower Shots In its thirty-season history, the Florida Renaissance Festival recently experienced its most incredible year. After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, ticket sales were better than ever, with organizers reporting over 100,000 attendees. Additionally, a record number of first-timers attended the

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, here are some of the most romantic getaways in the Sunshine State

Romantic beach trip – Key West Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Stockdonkey Florida is a great destination for both romantic getaways for you and your significant other as well as fun excursions with your family and friends. The Sunshine State has a lot to offer, including wonderful beaches, outdoor activities, top-notch eating, and

Fairchild’s trippy Nightgarden makes its fourth return to Miami for the holiday season

Visitors playing in the immersive NightGarden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – Courtesy: Image by Krystal Socorro, Florida Insider Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s immersive NightGarden is a much-anticipated precursor to the snow-less holiday season in Miami and will return for a fourth season this November. This year, the mystical gardens promise even more mesmerizing psychedelic

10 gorgeous bike trails to visit in Florida

Group of people cycling on bike trail in Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Sheri Armstrong Florida is the land of having fun in the sun. The Sunshine State has an incredible offer of 175 state parks and has been recognized as a leader in the development of recreational trails nationally. From its city

Florida public libraries and Florida State Parks team up to launch The Real Florida Reader program

Located in Florida, Ichetucknee Springs State Park – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Joanne Dale This summer, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida State Parks and its partners will extend outdoor access for all Floridians through the Real Florida Program. Through a collaboration between the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information

The top 5 most popular camping areas in Florida

Camping Area – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Prapat Aowsakorn The Sunshine State has always been the perfect destination for a beloved beach vacation, but many seem to forget that Florida has more to offer than theme parks and beaches! The camping travel trend is on the rise with the number of first-time campers skyrocketing,

It’s lit – literally. Floridians can take a see-through kayak tour above bioluminescent lagoons

Bioluminescence – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by WeichengHan Many are unaware of the hidden wonder sitting right along Florida’s Space Coast.  Florida’s Space Coast sits right in the center of the sunshine state’s east coast. Its name comes from Cape Canaveral, the launching point for many of NASA’s space missions. It is just 45 minutes

2021 Fort Lauderdale Air Show— Viewers Guide in the Sky

Blue Angels – Courtesy: Fort Lauderdale Air Show website This weekend the Fort Lauderdale Air Show is making its long-awaited return to Broward County’s most popular tourist beach destination along Las Olas Boulevard.  After being sidelined due to the pandemic in spring 2020, the Fort Lauderdale beachside spectacle will return to Hugh Taylor Birch State

Orlando-based Coral Sanctuary is home to the Nation’s Largest coral rescue effort

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by videotrinkets One Florida coral sanctuary is fighting the good fight against a bacterial disease that is rapidly affecting Florida coast’s vibrant, prickly, and brain-looking coral reef ecosystem. The Florida Coral Rescue Center in Orlando is dedicated to understanding, studying, and revitalizing Florida’s declining coral reef population out of an enigmatic