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

Since 1930, Central Florida’s Rainbow Springs State Park has enjoyed a reputation as one of the most scenic natural playgrounds with shimmering turquoise spring water creating a bubbly outdoor swimming

 

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Florida Keys
photo: 2015 Florida Lobster Season Opens
2015 Florida Lobster Season Opens

The 2015 Florida Lobster Season opens with the July 29 & 30 mini-season, commencing the “bug fever” ritual for thousands, but it's the sweet, succulent fresh crustacean that becomes the ultimate reward

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Central Florida
photo: Top 10 Favorite Things to Do In Gainesville
Top 10 Favorite Things to Do In Gainesville

Discover Gainesville’s Top 10 Things to do ranging from the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Butterfly Rainforest, Payne’s Prairie Preserve and the Devil’s Millhopper State Park and so much more

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Central Florida
photo: Caladesi Island: As Nature Intended
Caladesi Island: As Nature Intended

North of Clearwater, Caladesi Island State Park is part of a chain of Florida’s coastal barrier islands yet unique and unspoiled with no homes, crowds, traffic or parking lots and glistening white sandy beaches 

 

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Central Florida
photo: Tubing Florida's Ichetucknee River
Tubing Florida's Ichetucknee River

Tubing the Ichetucknee River is one of the most authentic and delightful Florida experiences as you unplug, relax and let the slow moving river carry you through pristine nature while viewing stunning wildlife 

 

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Central Florida
photo: Old Spanish Sugar Mill for Breakfast
Old Spanish Sugar Mill for Breakfast

Generations of Floridians have been coming to Central Florida’s Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant located in De Leon Springs Park where guests cook something special at the breakfast table  

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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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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