Sailing Documentaries

sailing near Key West, Florida

This page will feature the best sailing documentaries I’ve found over the years. If you think I should add something, please let me know! I’ll try to keep this page updated, as a helpful resource. This page is dedicated to sailing documentaries. I have another page dedicated to the best sailing movies. Some of these … Read more Sailing Documentaries

Sailing Movies

Sailboat sailing view from aerial drone photograph

Last updated on August 8th, 2020 at 07:41 pmSailors always want be on the water. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible; especially today. Sailing books, movies and stories help us waterlovers survive until our next adventure. I made this list of resources I’ve found over the years. I hope you enjoy them! Please tell me if … Read more Sailing Movies

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Dampiers Landing Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Ichetucknee Springs State Park Ichetucknee Springs State Park is an oasis. It has something for everyone: Tubing on a natural lazy river Paddling: Canoe and Kayaking One of the clearest rivers in Florida Fantastic snorkeling Scuba diving, and cave diving Beautiful nature Hiking trails Diverse wildlife Grills, BBQ and picnic facilities On-site restaurants with various … Read more Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Florida’s Retirement Problems

Florida has a famously old population. Many regions are jokingly referred to as “Heaven’s waiting room” because it is where people go to spend their last years before death. Demographic trends can make it appear as if Florida has a steady influx of new residents. Many reports have optimistically touted the expiration of State and … Read more Florida’s Retirement Problems

National Forests in Florida

National Forests in Florida Florida is home to three important National Forests, as well as several Florida State Forests. Apalachicola Ocala Osceola Apalachicola National Forest The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest national forest in Florida. It occupies more than 500,000 acres, and houses vast tracts of native Longleaf Pine forest ecosystem. Gorgeous rivers, springs and lakes … Read more National Forests in Florida

Sanibel Island, Florida

Sanibel Island Beaches are visible through green trees and a beach walkway

Last updated on February 16th, 2020 at 04:35 pmSanibel Island is one of my favorite places in all of Florida. I love it because it strikes a perfect balance between so many great things. Nature, conservation and respectful human enjoyment. Laid back, but sophisticated Luxurious, but accessible I especially love the bike paths which connect … Read more Sanibel Island, Florida

Peanut Island, Florida

A beach on Peanut Island, Florida

Last updated on February 4th, 2020 at 07:39 pmPeanut Island, Florida Peanut Island is easily one of the best beaches in Florida. Some locals visit every weekend, and say they never get bored with it. The island is small, but has something for everyone. It’s quiet and peaceful during the week, and a lively boat/beach party … Read more Peanut Island, Florida

Devil’s Den Spring

Devil's Den Cavern in Williston Florida

Last updated on February 9th, 2020 at 02:31 pmDevil’s Den Spring Devil’s Den Spring is of the coolest, most unique springs in Florida. It’s always been a popular spot, but in recent years it’s become insta-famous on Youtube and Instagram. People are drawn to its deep blue water, fascinating history and beautiful photo ops. Devil’s … Read more Devil’s Den Spring

Florida Anchoring Laws (Updated 2020)

Anchor in Florida

Last updated on August 8th, 2020 at 05:58 pmFlorida Anchoring Laws Florida anchoring rules have been a toxic, contentious issue for years. In this article we’ll look at the guidelines, rules and relevant issues facing Florida cruisers. Plus, for anyone who’s interested, we’ll take a look at some notable Florida anchoring issues and legal cases … Read more Florida Anchoring Laws (Updated 2020)

Food for Hurricanes

Empty shelves during hurricane food preparation

Last updated on February 13th, 2020 at 09:22 pmFood for Hurricanes Living in Florida means dealing with hurricanes. Anyone who’s ever been through one knows that planning for hurricane food can be a major stress point. Stocking up at the last minute doesn’t work, so it’s best to plan ahead. Preparing Before the Storm This … Read more Food for Hurricanes

Blue Hole: Florida’s Hidden Treasure

Blue Springs Florida Underwater Photo

Last updated on February 5th, 2020 at 02:57 pmBlue Hole: Ichetucknee Spring’s Hidden Treasure The Blue Hole in Florida is spectacular. I love Ichetucknee Springs, especially Blue Hole. I’m grateful to have visited many times, and can never wait for the next trip. It’s hard to capture the beauty of this place with words, or … Read more Blue Hole: Florida’s Hidden Treasure

Hot Springs in Florida

Florida Hot Springs: Warm Mineral Springs

Last updated on February 5th, 2020 at 02:44 pmHot Springs of Florida Florida is home to thousands of beautiful, natural springs, but only a few are natural hot springs. Because of its incredible underground geology, most springs in Florida remain a pleasant (chilly!) temperature all year ‘round. They’re warm enough to swim on warm winter … Read more Hot Springs in Florida

Make Block Ice

A block of ice rests on a counter next to a plastic tupperware mold

Last updated on July 20th, 2020 at 09:53 amFlorida-Guidebook is supported by our readers. As an Amazon Associate this site may earn from qualifying purchases. Update for July 2020:  I’ve been searching for something like this FOREVER!  I think I’ve finally found the best container for making block ice!  I think these flexible bladders (BPA-free) might be the … Read more Make Block Ice

Rock Springs Kelly Park 

Last updated on February 13th, 2020 at 09:57 pmRock Springs Kelly Park The main attraction at Rock Springs Kelly Park is a gorgeous natural Florida spring and a relaxing natural lazy river. It has a super convenient location. It’s less than 30 miles away from Orlando, but surrounded by serene nature and lots of Florida … Read more Rock Springs Kelly Park