Authentic Travel
Southwest Florida
photo: Sarasota's Charming Jungle Gardens
Sarasota's Charming Jungle Gardens

Sarasota’s Jungle Gardens, Florida’s charming and nostalgic old-timey tourist attraction has withstood the test of time while continuing to delight generations of families with animals and tropical gardens

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Central Florida
photo: Visit Marjorie K. Rawlings's Homestead
Visit Marjorie K. Rawlings's Homestead

Visit Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’s Florida Cracker-style home and farm in Cross Creek where she lived and wrote the book The Yearling, now part of the Florida State Park system and open to the public    

 

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Authentic Travel
photo: 2015 Florida Scallop Season Opens
2015 Florida Scallop Season Opens

As the 2015 Florida scallop season opens, Authentic Florida shares everything you need to know about scalloping, including places to scallop, how to scallop, scallop guides and places to stay in Florida

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Authentic Florida Shelling
photo: Hop Aboard a Shelling Adventure
Hop Aboard a Shelling Adventure

Authentic Florida takes a guided shelling adventure with expert Pam Rambo of “I Love Shelling.com” to Big Hickory Island southeast of Sanibel Island. Nature's treasures are awaiting you

 

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Florida Keys
photo: Road Tasting Key Lime Pies through the Florida Keys
Road Tasting Key Lime Pies through the Florida Keys

So where can you taste the best Key Lime Pie in Florida? Join us as we road test Key Lime Pies through the Florida Keys, the birthplace of Florida’s official state pie. Help us decide the "best of" 

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Authentic Travel
photo: Eight Florida Springs for Summer Fun
Eight Florida Springs for Summer Fun

Florida has the largest collection of springs on earth and it's time to cool down for summer fun. Enjoy Authentic Florida's "insider tips" for visiting eight crystal clear, bubbly Florida springs for chilling out 

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North Florida
photo: 2015 Florida Folk Festival
2015 Florida Folk Festival

The 2015 Florida Folk Festival kicks off Memorial Day Weekend along the banks of the Suwannee River featuring live music, musician jams, fiddle and banjo championships, Florida crafts with down-home fun. Guest blogger Annetta Burch  

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Florida Food
photo: Create Your Own Farm to Table Event
Create Your Own Farm to Table Event

Authentic Florida shares tips for creating a Farm to Table Event with ideas for outdoor entertaining, incorporating fresh ingredients into your delicious menu while enjoying family and friends

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Authentic Travel
photo: Join a Florida Sea Turtle Walk
Join a Florida Sea Turtle Walk

As Florida's Sea Turtle nesting season begins, find out where you can join a Sea Turtle Walk to witness a mother Loggerhead laying her eggs on the beach, watching an amazing wonder of nature 

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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