Authentic Travel
Authentic Travel
photo: Tasting Florida's Honey
Tasting Florida's Honey

Honey, that sweet and mysterious elixir of the gods, the end result of a bees’ laborious work, invites us to find Florida in a special way – through nature and agriculture. Local honey is sold at farms, roadside stands and even farmer’s markets 

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Central Florida
photo: Cedar Key, A Florida Original
Cedar Key, A Florida Original

Cedar Key, located fifty miles southwest of Gainesville, would be considered remote by even modern day standards. Most visitors don’t “happen” upon Cedar Key, its location at the end of the road means 

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Florida Art & Culture
photo: The Florida Highwaymen
The Florida Highwaymen

Meet 26 legendary African-American Florida landscape artists and find out how they overcame the obstacles of Florida’s “Jim Crow” South, solidifying a chapter of Florida’s artistic and cultural history. Selling their work while driving the roads

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Florida Keys
photo: Authentic Key West
Authentic Key West

Authentic Key West conjures pastel clapboard houses, Ernest Hemingway and images of sunset celebrations. Author Laura Albritton shares her new discoveries while visiting old favorites from the laid-back capital of the "Conch Republic" 

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Florida History
photo: Step back in time: Visit Four Florida Forts
Step back in time: Visit Four Florida Forts

Step back into Florida history and experience a time long ago but very much alive through four historic Florida forts: St Augustine's Castillo de San Marcos; the Dry Tortugas's Fort Jefferson; Pensacola's Fort 

 

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Central Florida
photo: Best Florida Bargain for $2: Rainbow Springs
Best Florida Bargain for $2: Rainbow Springs

Shimmering shades of aqua blues and emerald greens reflect above and below the crystal clear water. I glance down to the white sandy bottom with patches of river grass as I quietly paddle under a thick green canopy 

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Florida Keys
photo: Bug Fever! Florida Lobster Season Begins
Bug Fever! Florida Lobster Season Begins

Florida’s lobster season known as "bug fever" opens for recreational divers, a two-day mini-season followed by the regular season opening August 8th. Fresh caught Florida lobster is one of the state's 

 

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Central Florida
photo: Florida's Nirvana: Tubing Down the Ichetucknee
Florida's Nirvana: Tubing Down the Ichetucknee

My feet are dangling in the fresh, cool, clear water as the warm Florida sun radiates to the sandy bottom below. I’m firmly planted in my inner tube and I’m effortlessly drifting down one of Florida's most beloved

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South Florida
photo: Mango Mania! An Authentic Florida Road Trip
Mango Mania! An Authentic Florida Road Trip

Summer is when Florida mangos are ripening and Authentic Florida takes a “Mango Mania” tasting trip south of Miami. Stops include a mango nursery, a tropical fruit and spice park, a world-famous fruit stand and 

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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