Authentic Travel
Central Florida
photo: Manatees Gather at Three Sisters Springs
Manatees Gather at Three Sisters Springs

Crystal River is home to an abundance of Florida springs while being the world’s largest winter refuge for Florida manatees - and also where you can visit the “crown jewel” of all - Three Sisters Springs

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Central Florida
photo: Boyett's Citrus Attraction: Wacky & Wonderful
Boyett's Citrus Attraction: Wacky & Wonderful

Boyett’s Citrus Attraction is a combination "old Florida" roadside attraction and a citrus grove stand located in Central Florida’s Hernando County, north of Tampa. If you want a glimpse of what Florida’s past

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Authentic Travel
photo: Six Authentic Destinations for 2015
Six Authentic Destinations for 2015

What will the 2015 bring? And how can we make the most of the new year ahead? We may want to travel, to discover new places, or revisit memories. Here are six destinations to get your 2015 off to a fresh start

 

 

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East Coast
photo: Get to Know Florida's Birds
Get to Know Florida's Birds

The annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival will be held January 21-26, 2015 for beginner, avid and professional bird watchers in Florida’s Brevard County, considered one of the best places for bird watching with ideal habitats

 

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Southwest Florida
photo: Tour the Edison & Ford Estates for the Holidays
Tour the Edison & Ford Estates for the Holidays

Looking for things to do for the holidays? Lights sparkle and decorations glimmer at Florida’s Ft. Myers Edison & Ford Winter Estates, giving visitors a glimpse of how these historical icons lived in the early

 



 

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Central Florida
photo: Bok Tower Gardens Sparkle for the Holidays
Bok Tower Gardens Sparkle for the Holidays

Located in the heart of Central Florida, between Tampa and Orlando, the Bok Tower Gardens is a favorite Authentic Florida destination but during the holidays, the gardens sparkle with colorful displays 

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Central Florida
photo: The Christmas Express: A Train, Dream & Hayfield
The Christmas Express: A Train, Dream & Hayfield

Looking for something to do with family for the holidays? Central Florida farmers Daryl and Tracy Kirby have created a magical train ride for children. The Kirby’s run the Christmas Express in their hayfield 

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Central Florida
photo: Cane Grinding: A Taste of Authentic Florida
Cane Grinding: A Taste of Authentic Florida

Since the late 1800’s, cane grinding has been a festive tradition for families as they gather to watch sugarcane distilled into juice, then boiled into sweet syrup while music flows, food is served and children 

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Southwest Florida
photo: Finding Shark Teeth on Florida's Gulf Coast
Finding Shark Teeth on Florida's Gulf Coast

Florida’s Gulf Coast is home to Venice, the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World”, where millions of years ago the area was teeming with sharks. Today, beachcombers enjoy the thrill of discovering shark teeth 

 

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My Promise

Whether looking for a half-day, full-day, or weekend excursion, the Authentic Florida Traveler experiences Florida in its simplest form – enjoying the Florida that has always been here, yet often forgotten. With moderate planning and even the most limited budget, the Authentic Traveler can enjoy the best that Florida has to offer. 

Authentic Florida travelers seek, discover and rediscover Florida– and are passionate about living a true and centered life in a state that has so much to enjoy.  Join me as we discover the Florida of our past, present and future.

Authentic Florida awaits you.

- Robin