Florida's Nirvana

Ichetucknee River & Springs

Let the river run through you


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Good Family Fun

Florida Scallop Season is Open!

Enjoy the thrill of scalloping for dinner

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Eight Florida Springs

You Don't Want to Miss 

Beat the summer heat

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Four Florida

Fabulous Beaches

You Don't Want to Miss

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Florida Favorites

Roadside Attractions

From guest blogger Rick Kilby 

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Mango Mania!

South Florida Road Trip

Four Florida mango tastings

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Florida's Best Walk

Turtle Nesting Season Begins

Another reason to love Florida


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Mangos Gone Wild

Fresh Mango Ice Cream

Homemade Florida dessert

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photo: Fresh Florida Mango Ice Cream
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