Authentic Florida

Three Authentic Florida Holiday Destinations

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

12/08/2015 By Robin Draper

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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

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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

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Weekend Getaway: Hotel Zamora in St. Pete Beach

Chef Judi takes a trip over the Skyway to visit Hotel Zamora in St. Pete Beach.

08/25/2015 By Judi Gallagher

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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

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Your Guide to Florida Road Trips

Our Authentic Florida blogger Robin Draper highlights her favorite destinations.

07/01/2015 By Robin Draper

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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

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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

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Chef Judi's Thoughts on the Mediterranean Diet and Her Travels to Israel

Chef Judi shares her thoughts on the Mediterranean diet, her recent travels to Israel and how this trip is causing her to re-think her pantry.

04/03/2015 By Judi Gallagher

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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

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Chef Judi Travels to Israel with Embracing Our Differences

The trip was organized by Sarasota's Embracing Our Differences and the Jewish Federation.

03/20/2015 By Judi Gallagher

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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

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Authentic Florida Valentine's Day Cookies

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

02/11/2015 By Robin Draper

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Manatees Gather at Three Sisters Springs

One hour north of Tampa, Crystal River is the world’s largest winter refuge for Florida manatees - and also where you can visit the “crown jewel” of all - Three Sisters Springs, a place to see and swim with manatees.

01/20/2015 By Robin Draper

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Six Authentic Florida Travel Destinations for 2015

We have turned the calendar to 2015. What will you do to get your year off to a fresh start?

01/12/2015 By Robin Draper

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Exactly Where to Eat on Your Sarasota Vacation

You’ll find great views, food and fun at these local favorites.

12/30/2014 By Marsha Fottler

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Recipe: Authentic Florida's Sour Orange Pie

Learn how to make this sour orange pie recipe just in time for the holidays using fresh Florida oranges and lemons

12/18/2014 By Robin Draper

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Make Your Own Wreath In Less Than An Hour

Create your own DIY magnolia holiday wreath with Authentic Florida as Robin Draper walks you through these easy steps.

12/10/2014 By Robin Draper

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Exactly Where to Eat on Your Sarasota Vacation

You’ll find great views, food and fun at these local favorites.

12/01/2014 By Marsha Fottler