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Visiting the Fountain of Youth

While visiting St. Augustine, Florida, a stop at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is necessary. It’s based on the site where Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon claimed to have found a spring with waters that made the drinker younger. Whether this proved to be true remains to be seen, but it is still one […]

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Weekend Guide to St. Augustine

St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the United States, founded by the Spanish in 1565. It served as the capital of Spanish Florida for 200 years, so the European influence is everywhere from the cuisine to the architecture. It became a getaway for the rich and famous when Henry Flagler […]

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Video: The Ultimate Florida Road Trip

I’m glad to finally have compiled my GoPro footage from my Ultimate Florida Road Trip, which took me from St. Augustine all the way to the southernmost point in the United States, Key West. You’ll see my visit to St. Augustine’s lighthouse, Flagler College and Castillo San Marcos, paddleboarding in New Smyrna Beach, kayaking at […]

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Florida’s Best Animal Encounters

While Florida is full of well-known animal theme parks, including Sea World and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there are so many animal encounters that receive little to no notoriety. During my Ultimate Florida Road Trip, I experienced the state’s wildlife up close. Manatees, Space Coast The greater Orlando area is the best region to spot manatees […]

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