Day Tripper

Great Florida Road Trips

24 great adventures on one tank of gas.

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Ilene Denton, and Pam Daniel

Magical History Tour

Key West Offers Visitors a Unique Spirit and Fabulous Decadence

To paraphrase Hunter S. Thompson, "Key West is where the weird go pro."

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel

Something Wild

Experience Primal Nature in the Everglades

Here's how to really experience the unique beauty--and lifestyle--of the Everglades.

03/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Kitsch Itch

You'll Find Wallet-Friendly Fun in Weeki Wachee

Florida's identity as an oddball mecca goes way, way back.

03/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Inn Love

Romance Rules at Cumberland Island's Greyfield Inn

Once a Carnegie family retreat, the Greyfield Inn is now one of the most romantic inns in the country.

03/01/2016 By Megan McDonald

Animal Planet

Disney's Wild Africa Trek is Fun for the Whole Family

Behind-the-scenes experiences create indelible family memories at The Happiest Place on Earth.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Culture Club

Miami is an Art Lover's Dream Destination

In Miami, fun is raised to the level of art.

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel


Dade City's 2016 Kumquat Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

The 2016 Dade City Kumquat Festival, now in its 20th year, kicks off on Jan. 30.

01/18/2016 By Robin Draper

Authentic Florida

Three Authentic Florida Holiday Destinations

Robin Draper shares three of her favorite Authentic Florida holiday destinations.

12/08/2015 By Robin Draper


Authentic Florida: Pasco County's Iconic Stilt Houses

Thirty miles northwest of Tampa, Pasco County's wooden fishing camps, known as stilt houses, are reminders of Florida's past.

09/23/2015 By Robin Draper


Charlotte Harbor and Its Islands

Charlotte Harbor has many hidden treasures among its nine coastal and four island communities, making it one of Florida’s top eco-tourism destinations.

08/31/2015 By Robin Draper


A Visit to Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sarasota’s Jungle Gardens is an old-timey tourist attraction that has withstood the test of time and continues to deliver pure charm for the entire family.

08/08/2015 By Robin Draper


Your Guide to Florida Road Trips

Our Authentic Florida blogger Robin Draper highlights her favorite destinations.

07/01/2015 By Robin Draper


Authentic Florida Scalloping

Authentic Florida shares some tips for a scalloping trip including where to go and what to expect.

06/02/2015 By Robin Draper


My Florida Mom

Authentic Florida Robin Draper shares her stories of her mom, Beth Arthur, a local artist and woman for all seasons.

05/06/2015 By Robin Draper


What's Blooming in the Ringling Gardens?

Learn what's in bloom for spring with Authentic Florida while we tour Sarasota's Ringling Museum Gardens.

03/25/2015 By Robin Draper


Strawberry Kumquat Salad, Oh My!

Robin Draper of Authentic Florida dishes out a delicious Strawberry Kumquat Salad recipe featuring fresh Florida seasonal produce.

03/01/2015 By Robin Draper


Authentic Florida Valentine's Day Cookies

Just in time for Valentine's Day: Festive Authentic Florida cookies.

02/11/2015 By Robin Draper