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How to Help Fellow Floridians Devastated by Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael made landfall today as a Category 4 storm, bringing with it 155 miles per hour winds, storm surges, flash floods and heavy rains. Our hearts are with everyone in Northwest Florida devastated by Hurricane Michael today. Here are several ways you can help out NOW!

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Authentic Florida Wins the 2018 Sunshine Award for Favorite Travel Blogger

AuthenticFlorida.com Wins the 2018 Sunshine Award for Favorite Travel Blogger On Saturday, September 30 Florida BlogCon, the largest blogging convention in the Southeast U.S., awarded a 2018 Sunshine Blog Award to AuthenticFlorida.com for the Travel Category. “The Sunshine Blog Awards feature the best of the best Florida has to offer in blogging

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Draper Wins Top Number of Awards at the 2016 Florida Writers Conference

Sarasota native Robin Draper, owner and creator of AuthenticFlorida.com, a travel and lifestyle website, received the top number of awards during the 2016 Florida Outdoor Writers Association annual meeting in September.

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Authentic Florida Wins Top Blog Awards

Florida native Robin Draper, creator of the website AuthenticFlorida.com, received both the “Best Travel Blog” and the top overall honor “Blog of the Year” in the Sunshine Awards, a competition recognizing excellence in social media throughout Florida. Winners were announced on Sunday, February 15, at an annual bloggers conference in

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Authentic Florida Wins 2014 Awards

Florida native Robin Draper picked up five Excellence-in-Craft Awards at the Florida Outdoor Writers Association 2014 Awards banquet held in Crystal River on September 13. Draper is owner and publisher of AuthenticFlorida.com, a website devoted to “simple and delightful pleasures of Florida living,” and is also a contributing writer for several

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