Authentic Travel
Authentic Travel
photo: Florida Everglades Best-Kept Secret
Florida Everglades Best-Kept Secret

Authentic Florida shares tips for your next trip to the Florida’s Everglades, revealing hidden secrets for enjoying its subtle beauty. Now is the ideal time to view the wildlife and enjoy the rich mosaic of varied ecosystems 

 
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Authentic Travel
photo: Celebrate Spring! Tour Four Florida Gardens
Celebrate Spring! Tour Four Florida Gardens

Tour through four Florida gardens: Bok Tower Gardens, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Fairchild Tropical Botantical Garden and the Ringling Museum Gardens offering lush gardens, peaceful 

 

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Authentic Travel
photo: Best Places to See Florida's White Pelicans
Best Places to See Florida's White Pelicans

It's the best time to see Florida’s elusive white pelicans and we share the best places to spot them. Snowy white with pinkish-tangerine bills and orange webbed feet, these exquisite creatures are stunning 

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Southwest Florida
photo: Authentic Tips for Visiting Siesta Key
Authentic Tips for Visiting Siesta Key

We provide authentic tips for beaches, restaurants and accommodations while visiting Siesta Key, a southwest Florida barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, recently recognized by TripAdvisor 

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South Florida
photo: Miami's Authentic South Beach
Miami's Authentic South Beach

Authentic Florida guest blogger Laura Albritton takes us on a tour of Miami’s South Beach, its historical and eclectic Art Deco buildings, tropical beaches, international culture and hidden cafes 

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North Florida
photo: Florida's Charming St. Augustine
Florida's Charming St. Augustine

Explore authentic St. Augustine, America’s oldest and most charming city. Climb the Castillo de San Marcos, drink from the Fountain of Youth and scale St. Augustine's Lighthouse, while enjoying Florida's 

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Florida Keys
photo: Dry Tortugas: Florida’s Authentic Paradise
Dry Tortugas: Florida’s Authentic Paradise

Seventy miles west of the Florida Keys lay a cluster of small coral islands called the Dry Tortugas. This rare combination of a marine wildlife refuge, a national park, and a 19th century historical fort in a tropical

 

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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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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