Buford Springs

Clear water inside Buford Springs in the Chassahowitzka WMA, Florida

Last updated on December 21st, 2020. Buford Springs is one of the best springs in Florida. It’s an incredible SCUBA diving and freediving site; many divers rank it as one of the most beautiful SCUBA sites in Florida. It’s located in Hernando County, inside the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area. Because it’s so beautiful, Buford has … Read more

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Last updated on January 21st, 2021. Where is Boyd Hill Preserve? The Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is located south of Saint Petersburg. It borders the shores of Lake Maggiore. There are two entrances to the park. The North entrance includes a historical Pioneer Settlement Area and will be the site of the Tomalin Campground, which … Read more

TECO Manatee Viewing Center in Tampa

A crowd viewing manatees at the TECO power plant in Tampa

Last updated on January 19th, 2021. Where to see manatees near Tampa Bay? The best place to find manatees really depends on the weather. The best time to see manatees is in the winter. When the water is cold, they’re easier to find because they gather in predictable locations. Manatees’ migratory behaviors display a trait … Read more

Surfing in Florida

A wave crashing on a Florida beach

Last updated on November 8th, 2020. Is there good surfing in Florida? Florida can have excellent surf, but only during specific conditions. Sadly, Florida’s marine geography is not well suited for good, consistent waves. Florida’s surf conditions are exceptionally location-specific. Because of many different factors, wind, wave and swell conditions don’t affect the coastline consistently. … Read more

Sailing Movies

Sailboat sailing view from aerial drone photograph

Last updated on August 8th, 2020. Sailors 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 you think … Read more

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Dampiers Landing Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Last updated on January 16th, 2021. 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 … Read more

National Forests in Florida

Last updated on January 22nd, 2021. Florida is home to three important National Forests, as well as several State Forests. Each of these sites are important for a variety of reasons. Florida’s forests, wildlife and natural environments are under constant assault. Over-development, pollution and encorachment all pose grave, constant threats. Wild, natural forest areas help … Read more

Sanibel Island, Florida

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

Last updated on February 16th, 2020. Sanibel 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 every part … Read more

Peanut Island, Florida

A beach on Peanut Island, Florida

Last updated on January 26th, 2021. Peanut 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 spot on … Read more

Devil’s Den Spring

Devil's Den Cavern in Williston Florida

Last updated on November 6th, 2020. Devil’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 Den is … Read more

Florida Anchoring Laws (Updated 2020)

Anchor in Florida

Last updated on January 8th, 2021. Florida 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 from the … Read more

Blue Hole: Florida’s Hidden Treasure

Blue Springs Florida Underwater Photo

Last updated on January 22nd, 2021. Update as of 1/22/2021: Blue Hole Spring was closed due to Covid-19, but is now open again, as of this update. Please practice responsible social distancing and check the official Ichetucknee Springs State Park website for the most up-to-date information before making plans or visiting the park. Blue Hole: … Read more

Hot Springs in Florida

Florida Hot Springs: Warm Mineral Springs

Last updated on November 23rd, 2020. Hot Springs of Florida Florida is home to thousands of beautiful, natural springs. Few know this, but some of those are natural hot springs. Due to the depth of their spring water sources, the spring water is heated by the earth’s core. However, these hot springs are not like … Read more

Make Block Ice

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

Last updated on September 17th, 2020. Update for September, 2020:  Thanks to all of you who have reached out with your solutions and suggestons!  I’ll highlight a few here:  Something like these flexible bladders might be a great solution to avoid problems with melted ice water in coolers, and food contamination. I haven’t tried this yet, … Read more

Rock Springs Kelly Park 

Last updated on February 13th, 2020. Rock 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 Wildlife. Rock … Read more