Fort Lauderdale

Seven Things Spring Breakers Missed 

Old Estates, Everglades & Flamingoes

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It's Spring! 

Four Florida Gardens

Historical Homes & Estates

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A Florida Trifecta Salad

Strawberry, Kumquat & Kale

Sweet strawberries & citrusy kumquats 

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Ocala Horse Country

Get Behind the Exclusive Gates 

Thoroughbreds, Stud Farms & Sporting Events 

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Florida's White Pelicans 

Where to Find Them

The original winter tourist

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A Florida Treasure 

Everglades National Park

An exotic and subtle beauty

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Two Florida Cookbooks 

For the Cook in You

Featuring fresh recipes

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Three Authentic Towns 

Small, quaint, laid back

With "real" Florida charm  

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Seven Things Spring Breakers Missed in Ft. Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale has been known as Florida’s most famous destination for spring breakers but they may have missed seven authentic things to do for an extra special visit 

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A Spring Break Classic: Where the Boys Are

Authentic Florida book contributor Joyce Sparrow shares her thoughts on a timeless classic, Where the Boys Are, about spring breakers who travel to Ft. Lauderdale to escape the cold and decompress from college 

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