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New at the Blanche

As a fan of historic buildings with stories to tell, I decided to make a visit to The Blanche, a historic landmark in downtown Lake City, Florida that's been around for more than 100 years, and recently reopened after a years-long renovation.

The hotel is absolutely breathtaking. The glass-enclosed entrance creates a light-filled space that is nothing short of stunning. Once inside, you are literally walking on history. The octagonal white and forest green-and maroon-t... Read more

Finding the Perfect Blend in North Florida

I enjoy art and shopping, while my hubby Jim prefers natural surroundings and outdoor activities. One thing we both enjoy is the beauty and serenity of peaceful places. When we planned a romantic getaway from our normal lives, we discovered the perfect blend of culture and nature in Columbia County.

 

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14 Best Florida Bike Trails

Florida is pretty much designed for great cycling. With perfect weather year-round, flat trails and gorgeous landscapes wherever you turn, it is a dream for serious cyclists and casual weekenders alike.

Although some parts of the Sunshine State are over-developed when it comes to roads and urban sprawl, you don’t have to go very far to find great cycling trails, particularly in North Florida. 

Florida bike trails are as picturesque, historic, and enjoyable as yo... Read more

Best Spots for Kayaking in Florida

Florida is one of the best places in the world to enjoy some watersports, even if you’re only there because you want to watch as opposed to actively taking part. As a former Florida native myself, I can attest to the fact that there’s really nowhere else in the world quite like it.

In particular, I’d definitely recommend paying the state a visit if you’re into kayaking, because of the combination of the stunning waterways and easy access to necessary equipmen... Read more

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