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As you may or may not know, this year marks the 500th anniversary of when Juan Ponce De Leon first landed on our east coast and named it La Florida. The year 1513 marks the early beginnings of our country’s history. No other state can...

The mosquitoes are poised and ready to pounce; the sweat is ready to roll off your brow. Very soon it’ll be time to crank up the a/c and invest in new beach toys and lawn chairs. Full-blown summer will be upon us before we...

We recently went on our yearly family vacation to New Smyrna Beach. Yeah, a whooping 45 minute drive for us from Lake Mary, one of the many bennies of living in paradise. One night, after a hard day of vacationing, my 8 year old son...

If you're like me then you waste tons of time during the day on what Scott Belsky calls insecure work in his book, "Making Ideas Happen". Some examples of this include checking your email, Facebook, twitter, website stats, bank or stock account incessantly; basically anything that makes us...

  [caption id="attachment_4722" align="alignleft" width="240"] Cooper catches a Sunshine Bass.[/caption] Last weekend I took my youngest son fishing for his first time.  It would be his first exposure to being out on a boat far from land, his mother and his favorite blanket.  Like a lot of...

Stand Up Paddle boarding is quickly becoming a global phenomena and it's presence here in Florida is becoming hard to miss. I wouldn't be surprised if they have a paddleboarding magazine or trade show already. I honestly was not expecting much, but once I got...

Forever Florida, located in St. Cloud, offers a Horseback Safari and Rawhide Roundup like no other. With programs that provide the full Cracker experience, Forever Florida is a glimpse back into Florida’s roots. Step 1: Meet Your Horse: The first step to becoming a Florida Cracker...

In season two I took my son, Chase, on the father-son trip of a lifetime—canoe camping way down upon the Suwannee River. The Suwannee’s black water flows calmly between white limestone cliffs, and the flat shorelines provide for an enjoyable camping experience. The memories that...

[caption id="attachment_1672" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Chad Crawford, Larry Meador and Mr. Red"][/caption] The next best thing to catching a big fish is watching someone catch one for the first time. After a 30-minute fight on light tackle, Larry Meador, a close friend of mine, hauled in a...