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Authentic Florida Homes

In Florida, we are more relaxed about our way of living because our weather creates an opportunity to design and dwell uniquely, incorporating “Florida” as we see and interpret our own unique space.

10/16/2013 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida Sea Grape Jelly

Sea grapes, known for their green and purplish berries grow all along Florida’s coastline. But did you know the grapes can be made into delicious jelly?

10/09/2013 By Robin Draper

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Mr. Chatterbox Takes a Day Trip

History, home cooking, and reform school--the day trip of Mr. Chatterbox's dreams.

10/01/2013 By Bob Plunket

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An Authentic Florida Bargain for $2: Rainbow Springs State Park

Looking for one of Florida's best bargains? Try Rainbow Springs State Park for swimming, kayaking or tubing down one of Florida’s most beautiful rivers.

09/18/2013 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida Reads: The Barefoot Mailman

With a name like The Barefoot Mailman, I just had to read this Authentic Florida book.

09/12/2013 By Robin Draper

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Grilling Pizzas With Authentic Florida

Authentic Florida whips up some Florida grilled pizzas using fresh local ingredients

09/05/2013 By Robin Draper

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Embracing the Authentic Florida Life

As a Florida native, I love to discover the “hidden gems” of my home state. I also like to share basic ideas and “tips” for authentic Florida living

09/02/2013 By Robin Draper

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Florida's Coastal Nursery

For almost an hour we watched in amazement while a mother sea turtle dropped nearly 100 ping-pong sized leathery eggs into the cylindrical sandy hole

08/22/2013 By Robin Draper

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Cheeseburger in Paradise: Authentic Cabbage Key

Florida’s Cabbage Key, accessible only by boat, is a true authentic Florida getaway. If you are looking for a “real” Florida vacation, near Fort Myers and remote Florida beaches, look no further.

08/08/2013 By Robin Draper

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Photo of the Week: Sarasota Bayfront Boats

Photo of the Week; Sarasota Bayfront Boats

08/08/2013 By saraf

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Authentic Florida Blogs for Sarasota Magazine

Florida native Robin Draper is the owner of AuthenticFlorida.com, a travel and lifestyle website devoted to the simple and delightful pleasures of Florida living.

08/01/2013 By Robin Draper

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Photo of the Week: Fireworks on the Fourth

This week: Fireworks explode over the beach on the fourth of July.

07/04/2013 By saraf

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Photo of the Week: Siesta Key Stormy Sunset

Photo of the Week; Siesta Key Stormy Sunset

06/25/2013 By saraf

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Photo of the Week: Early Morning Fog at Siesta Key Beach

Photo of the Week; Early Morning Fog at Siesta Key Beach

06/20/2013 By saraf