Florida's Oyster Republic

Quaint, friendly Florida town 

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Suwannee River Valley 

Six Unforgettable Adventures

Rivers, Springs & Festivals

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Prehistoric Intrigue 

Looking for Shark Teeth 

On Florida's Gulf Coast

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Florida Strawberry Cake

Fresh from the Farm

U-Pick 'em and Bake! 

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Authentic Art

The Florida Highwaymen

Created beauty despite the times 

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Florida's White Pelicans 

Where to Find Them

The original winter tourist

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Miami's Coral Gables

History & Charm

Experience it Like a Local

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Fresh Florida Citrus

From the Grove

Where to Pick and Buy


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Let's Go to Apalachicola: Florida's Oyster Republic!

Apalachicola, known as the “Oyster Republic” is a charming town on the Panhandle where the majority of oysters are harvested making it one of the state's most authentic getaways

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Simply Fabulous Florida Strawberry Cake

Fresh from the U-Pick Farm to your table, enjoy Florida’s sweet berries baked into this Simply Fabulous Strawberry Cake recipe and a perfect choice for your holiday celebrations that is sure to turn heads

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Embracing the Authentic Life

I always try to keep things simple. Why complicate life? I have learned that by keeping ideas, concepts and routines simple, my life doesn’t get sidetracked with unnecessary clutter that makes me feel 

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