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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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It's Florida Lobster Season

If you haven't been down to the Florida Keys to catch your own Florida lobster, don't fret--Robin Draper of Authentic Florida shares tips for enjoying it at home.

08/15/2013 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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Modern Asian Influences in Fashion, Decor and Travel

Style editor Carol Tisch reports on modern Asian influences in fashion, decor and travel.

08/01/2013 By Carol Tisch

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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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Exactly What To Do in Sarasota This Summer

We've scouted out some great things to eat, see and do while the snowbirds are gone and the Sarasota is ours.

06/27/2013 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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Voyages of a Lifetime

Voyages of a lifetime: The five luxury cruises every Sarasota traveler must take.

03/01/2013 By Megan McDonald