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Tomoka State Park – Camping, Fishing and Paddling in Central Florida

November 7th, 2012

Tomoka State Park

Tomoka State Park is one of those special places near Daytona Beach that appeals to your sense of adventure. Activities like fishing, camping, hiking and canoeing are just a few options for fun to get you started. Wildlife viewing is popular with herons and other aquatic birds all along the Tomoka River. One unique thing you’ll want to see is the Legend of Tomokie statue which was sculpted by a local artist in 1955.

Kirby Collins camping at Tomoka State Park

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New at – Animal Parks and Fishing Resources

October 1st, 2012

Elephant at Animal Kingdom

We’ve added two new resources to help you find the perfect Florida Vacation. Animal trainer Tiffany Karabaich wrote a complete guide to Animal Parks and Zoos in Florida.

Kirby Collins with a cobia

Our own Kirby Collins, an expert in Florida Fishing, penned a comprehensive overview of Places to Fish in Florida, including offshore, inshore and freshwater fishing.

For the Perfect Summer Getaway, Consider the Florida Panhandle

May 7th, 2012

White Sand Beaches of Pensacola

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at

While the panhandle may be a bit of a drive from southern Florida, it’s easily accessible for people in Georgia and other nearby states that border the Gulf of Mexico. Known as the Emerald Coast by locals and regional travelers, the area is beginning to bounce back from the BP disaster. From fishing rodeos to spa getaways and souvenir experiences for the serious shopper, here are a few places in northwest Florida you may want to check out.

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Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island and Destin: Florida’s Emerald Coast Boasts Beauty, Golf, Fishing and More

February 16th, 2012

Bridge over Destin Pass

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at

Visitors to Florida’s Panhandle find a multitude of entertainment options at their fingertips. From championship fishing and world-class golf to significant number of options suitable for the shopping and spa crowd, Choctawatchee Bay certainly caters to a fun-loving clientele. Here are just a few of the fun things to do in the greater Destin and Fort Walton Beach area.

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Navarre Beach Pier

June 2nd, 2010

Old Navarre Beach Pier

Navarre Beach, FL – Construction on the new 1,545-foot fishing pier on Navarre Beach, the longest in the state, is essentially complete and a grand opening celebration has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday. Afterward, Santa Rosa County will suspend admission fees to the pier for the weekend to allow the public to walk along or fish from the new pier for free. The newest Florida pier will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. It will normally cost $1 a day to walk on the pier, and adults will pay $7 a day to fish; weekly and annual passes are available.

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At its All About the Water

December 22nd, 2009

Royal Caribbean - Monarch of the Seas

Florida is surrounded by water and what better place to see the ocean than by visiting one of many Florida Piers. Piers are a gathering spot for sealife, wildlife and people. Piers offer not only great fishing, many feature fine dining and live music as well a great place to enjoy a cocktail. On a pier, you can experience the water without getting on a boat.
Crystal Clear Water
If boating or just being around boats is your thing, Florida Inlets & Passes are places where the ocean meets inland waters. Sometimes known as ports and bays, activities at inlets can be as simple as fishing, bicycle riding or strolling along watching diverse wildlife. Many ports are home to major international cruise terminals with dining and entertainment establishments for passengers and visitors alike.

Speaking of cruising, Check out all of the Florida Cruise Ports which offer cruises to the Caribbean and beyond. Also, Port Canaveral Cruise Ships features profiles and specifications of ships sailing from the Central Florida port. If you’re looking a cruise to nowhere, see Place to Gamble in Florida for a complete list of ships.

Vandenberg, Key West’s New Artificial Reef Open to Public

June 2nd, 2009

Vandenberg Sinking 1

Vandenberg Sinking 2

Vandenberg Sinking 3

Key West, Florida Keys – A retired U.S. Air Force missile-tracking ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary has opened for public use.

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