Authentic Travel
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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Authentic Travel
photo: My Favorite Old Florida Roadside Attractions
My Favorite Old Florida Roadside Attractions

Guest blogger and author Rick Kilby shares his five favorite “Old Florida” roadside attractions, which are still delighting visitors with campy, kitschy fun. Mermaids, flamingos, alligators and history will bring out 

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Authentic Travel
photo: Four Fabulous Florida Beaches
Four Fabulous Florida Beaches

I have three simple requirements for a great beach day: #1: A fabulous beach (of course); #2: Surrounded by pristine authentic Florida nature; and #3: Good Florida seafood nearby. Enjoy four fabulous Florida beaches

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

The engine shuts off, and the boat begins to slowly drift. It’s early morning, the bay is calm, the far-off horizon meets a cloudless blue sky and it’s another postcard perfect day in Florida. We’re hanging over the 

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Authentic Travel
photo: Cooling Down in Florida's Springs
Cooling Down in Florida's Springs

Looking for ways to cool down this summer? Try Florida’s refreshing springs to beat the heat as temperatures rise. Authentic Florida takes you to eight springs: Weeki Wachee, Crystal River, Rainbow 

 

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Authentic Travel
photo: Authentic Florida Keys Road Trip (Upper Keys)
Authentic Florida Keys Road Trip (Upper Keys)

Thinking about a tropical Florida vacation? If you looking for things to do and places to go, Authentic Florida guest contributor and author Laura Albritton shares her tips for a fabulous road trip to the Florida

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Authentic Travel
photo: 13 Authentic Florida Things to do on the Space Coast
13 Authentic Florida Things to do on the Space Coast

When we think of the Space Coast we naturally picture the Space Program. But there is plenty more authentic Florida to discover here – “real” Florida, natural Florida, and historic Florida. Try a sea turtle walk, stroll the beach, go birding, ride the waves 

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North Florida
photo: Florida's Caverns: A Trip Down Under
Florida's Caverns: A Trip Down Under

On the northern part of Florida’s panhandle you’ll find one of the state’s most unique parks, the Florida Caverns. Located northwest of Tallahassee in Marianna, you can experience a one-of-a-kind Florida park and go "down under"

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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