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Making New Discoveries in Florida's Old Capitol

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

You don't have to visit the State Capitol in Tallahassee to be reminded of all the reasons you love Florida. But it helps. Great weather? Check. The hottest tourist destinations? Roger that. More than 500 years of continuous civilization? Florida's got it, too.

23 Reasons Florida (Yes, Florida) Is Quite Possibly The Best State In America

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Florida? The state certainly has its fair share of madness -- there's the Miami cannibal a...

Skeleton of 2,000-Year-Old Woman Unearthed In South Florida

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 03.11.2014 | Miami

She rested in peace for about 2,000 years until utility crews came shortly before Christmas to install a new waterline on Pine Island Road in Davie, F...

Five Florida Beaches to Truly Treasure

Visit Florida | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Listening to the soothing melody of the surf, watching the sunset paint the waves pink and orange, or reconnecting with loved ones: these are all treasures a beach trip can provide. But some Florida getaways offer bounty in other forms, too. Check out what you can hunt for on these gems.

Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman: Whose Ground to Stand?

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 08.25.2013 | Crime
Mark I. Pinsky

On the rainy night of February 26, 2012, which of the two men had a superior claim of acting in self-defense? Who, in effect, had the right to stand his ground in the altercation that led to Martin's death?

PHOTOS: One Of Our State's Oddest, Oldest Pastimes

Posted 05.20.2013 | Miami

Before there was Disney World, Universal Studios or Legoland, tourists were lured to Florida for one very odd attraction: ostrich racing. The sport...

Florida's Big Birthday Blurred By Myth

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2013 | Miami

By Amy Wimmer Schwarb ST AUGUSTINE, Fla., April 6 (Reuters) - Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was only 4-foot, 11-inches (1.5 meters) t...

Everything You Know Is A Lie

New York Times | T.D. Allman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Miami

THIS week is the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León's purported discovery of Florida. Commemorations include the unveiling of...

LOOK: These Documents Reveal The Truth Of Our Oldest City

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.27.2013 | Miami

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Inside a Catholic convent deep in St. Augustine's historic district, stacks of centuries-old, sepia-toned papers offer clues to...

Early Underground Railroad Ran South To Florida

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 03.18.2012 | Black Voices

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- While most Americans are familiar with the Underground Railroad that helped Southern slaves escape north before the Civil War, the...