Mount Dora

A freshwater lighthouse in Mount Dora, Florida, on Lake Dora in the Harris Chain of Lakes

Last updated on July 11th, 2021. Mount Dora is a quaint little town in Central Florida’s Lake County. It’s part of the Orlando-Kissimmee metro area, about an hour away from Orlando and its major theme parks. Mount Dora has approximately 15,000 residents, according to the 2019 Census population estimate. Lake Dora Mount Dora sits on … Read more

Blue Heron Bridge and Phil Foster Park

Last updated on July 8th, 2021. Blue Heron Bridge is one of the best snorkeling and shore diving spots in Florida. Locals say it was unknown — a true hidden gem — until it was featured on the cover of Southern Diver Magazine in 1998. Its popularity exploded overnight. Now, it’s featured in scuba diving … Read more

Windermere

An aerial drone photo of luxury waterfront homes in Windermere, Florida, one of the best suburbs of Orlando

Last updated on July 8th, 2021. Windermere, Florida is a small, vibrant city in Orange County, Florida. It’s one of the best and popular suburbs of Orlando, especially for wealthy people. Windermere is known for its luxurious lakefront homes, famous residents and a quiet, charming atmosphere. Approximately 2,500-3,000 residents live in the Town of Windermere. … Read more

Winter Haven

Last updated on July 8th, 2021. Winter Haven is a medium-sized community in Central Florida. Winter Haven is a part of Polk County. It is well-known for its desirable winter climate and a chain of lakes, which are linked via canals. Location Winter Haven is centrally located between two of the largest cities in Florida, … Read more

Melbourne

Last updated on July 8th, 2021. Melbourne, Florida is a small beach town in Florida’s Brevard county. It has a population of approximately 80,000 residents. Location The city of Melbourne is located on Florida’s mainland, along the Atlantic coast. There is smaller, separate city named Melbourne Beach on a barrier island, just across the Indian … Read more

Blue Hole Spring

Blue Springs Florida Underwater Photo

Update as of 6/1/2021: Ichetucknee’s Blue Hole Spring was closed in 2020 due to Covid-19. It’s now open again, as of this update.  Please practice responsible social distancing. Check the official Ichetucknee Springs State Park website for updates before making plans or visiting the park. Ichetucknee Blue Hole Spring is my favorite spring in Florida. … Read more

Ormond Beach

Driving on the beach in Florida, Ormond Beach, Volusia County

Last updated on June 1st, 2021. Ormond Beach is a relaxed, coastal town on Florida’s east coast. It sits in the northern section of Florida’s peninsula, in a region called the Palm Coast. It’s located in Volusia County. It’s located 6 miles north of Daytona Beach, and 50 miles south of St. Augustine. It is … Read more

Lakeland

Last updated on June 1st, 2021. Lakeland is a medium-sized city in Central Florida. It sits just about half way between two of Florida’s biggest cities, Tampa and Orlando. Not surprisingly, Lakeland got its name from the large number of lakes that surround the city. There are 38 major lakes in the surrounding area. The … Read more

Ichetucknee Springs Campground

Ichetucknee Springs Campground provides the best camping near Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Last updated on June 1st, 2021. We just got back from camping at Ichetucknee Springs Campground, and had such a great time! We were very happily surprised by our experience. We usually try to avoid private campgrounds because we prefer state parks, national forests, free camping and boondocking whenever possible. But, this campground was different. … Read more

Bok Tower and Gardens

Last updated on June 1st, 2021. Bok Tower and Gardens is one of the best things to do in central Florida. Most visitors absolutely love it, you should definitely consider visiting. Bok Tower and Gardens is a botanical garden, nature preserve and the site of a beautiful, world-famous bell tower, called a carillon. A carillon … Read more

Winter Garden

The Centennial Plaza in Winter Garden, Florida

Last updated on June 1st, 2021. Winter Garden, Florida is a small, charming city located on the outskirts of Orlando. It sits on the southeast shore of Lake Apopka, and is often considered to be the easternmost suburb of Orlando. It’s home to just over 46,000 residents. Winter Garden is located inside Orange County, Florida, … Read more

Free Camping in the Florida Keys

Camping on the beach in the Florida Keys

Last updated on June 4th, 2021. If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for free camping in the Florida Keys. Or, because someone shared this article with you. Well, I’ve got good news and bad news for you, my new friend. The bad news is that free camping in the Florida Keys essentially does not … Read more

Devil’s Den Spring

Devil's Den Cavern in Williston Florida

Last updated on July 7th, 2021. 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 famous on Youtube and Instagram. People are drawn to its deep blue water, fascinating history and beautiful photo ops. Devil’s Den is a great trip, … Read more

St. Cloud

Downtown St. Cloud, Florida

Last updated on June 1st, 2021. St. Cloud is a city in central Florida, 28 miles south of Orlando. It’s often considered part of Greater Orlando, and is part of the large Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford metropolitan statistical area. St. Cloud is one of two incorporated cities in Osceola County. The only other city is the larger city … Read more

Allendale Terrace

Last updated on April 27th, 2021. Allendale Terrace is one of the best neighborhoods in St. Petersburg. It’s highly sought after because it checks many important boxes. It’s in a great location It feels very safe There are good school options Many people think it’s a great neighborhood for raising families Location Allendale Terrace sits … Read more

Orlando

Last updated on April 26th, 2021. Orlando is Florida’s fourth largest city. Florida’s cities, ranked from largest to smallest population:  Jacksonville Miami Tampa Orlando The City of Orlando is relatively small, and occupies about 114 square miles. But, the greater Orlando Metro area is much larger. It includes several suburbs and surrounding communities.  Combined, the … Read more

Heathrow

Heathrow Florida

Last updated on April 22nd, 2021. Heathrow is a small town in Seminole County. It’s a popular suburb of Orlando, and often ranks well on lists of the best places to live in Florida. The population of Heathrow is 6,987 according to the most recent 2019 U.S. census. The zip code for Heathrow, Florida is … Read more