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How Can You Tell A Real Floridian From All the Visitors and Newcomers?

This is the time of year when Floridians feel they are outnumbered on the highways and stores by visitors and “snowbirds.” I know some people don’t like that term.  Texas calls them “winter Texans” and that’s OK with me.  But … Continue reading

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January Is The Month To Hike Florida’s Natural Treasures

January is the best time to visit and hike the many natural attractions found in Florida.  The mosquito problem is almost negative and the temperatures may be cool but often refreshing.  Even the animal and bird life seems more active … Continue reading

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Florida’s Lesser Known Museums Are Hidden Gems

The other week my wife and I visited the fabulous Ringling Museums in Sarasota.  It was Smithsonian Museum freebie day and the 44 acre property was so jammed with people, we paid for a special tour just to get into … Continue reading

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Floridians Are Full Of False Advice On Hurricanes

Another hurricane is heading toward the Florida East Coast.  Historically October is Florida’s worse hurricane month and the Fall months far surpass the Summer for serious hurricanes. It was 2004 when Florida got nailed by four big hurricanes, but myths … Continue reading

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Floridians Love Their Giant Famous Trees

Floridians love their distinctive trees and the state is home to more national champion trees (tallest or biggest) than any other state.  Of the 751 species of tree with national titles from the American Forest conservation group, 111 are in … Continue reading

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White Oak Plantation Is Not Your Typical Florida Plantation

The 100 buildings along the banks of the St. Marys River north of Yulee belong to the huge White Oak Plantation. The plantation goes back to a land grant to Andrew Way in April of 1768, but since 1982 the … Continue reading

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