The Best Trails In Gainesville, Florida + Awesome Springs And State Parks

This content was created in partnership with hotels.com.  If you've been here for a while, you'll know I've spent quite a bit of time in the Gainesville, Florida area over the last few winters.  While the city itself can be pretty busy, there are plenty of places in or near it to get outside and…

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Manatee Dreams: Spotting Manatees At Blue Spring State Park

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. YOU GUYS!  I finally got to see manatees in Florida!  That's it.  That's all.  I can leave Florida happy now.  It's been great seeing you here.  I'm kidding.  But really, I finally got…

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Visiting Florida’s Springs at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Crystal clear and 72 degrees year-round.  Those are Florida's famous springs, conveniently located near Gainesville, where we were.  There are tons of springs to see, but we were going to the Ichetucknee Springs State Park in Fort White to see the Blue Hole, mostly.  We only saw one or two other people while we were…