Feeling Un-Florida in Florida’s Capital

As a multi-generation Florida native, and a policy wonk, I’ve always had a certain fascination with Tallahassee and a respect for the work that goes on here. On the other hand, I’ve also viewed the state capital as a somewhat strange and alien place, disconnected from the state it leads. That sentiment was reinforced during … Read moreFeeling Un-Florida in Florida’s Capital

Kicking Back at the Beach

A beach is considered a balm for the soul, and we’ve definitely experienced that this week at St. George Island State Park, a park located on the tip of St. George Island, a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico off Apalachicola. As part of Florida’s “Forgotten Coast,” this area is anything but crowded and … Read moreKicking Back at the Beach

Moseying Up the Big Bend

We are taking our time traveling up the Florida peninsula for two reasons: one, Florida is a ridiculously long state, and two, it’s still cold “up north” in any place not surrounded by water.  Since we’re not in a hurry, we can divide up the distance into more manageable driving days and also enjoy the … Read moreMoseying Up the Big Bend

Deconstructing De Soto National Memorial

Since one of the guiding principles in our travels is to visit National Park Service units across the country, we wanted to see as many of our home state sites as possible before leaving Florida. As our path brought us to the west coast of Florida to visit family, we made time to swing by … Read moreDeconstructing De Soto National Memorial