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Hitting the Life Reset Button: My Forrest Gump Moment

Fawn Germer | Posted 03.25.2014 | Good News
Fawn Germer

I had no plan for how far I would walk each day or how long it would take, but I was done being sad. It was time to go.

5 Florida Beaches for a Great State (Park) of Mind (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

Kindle the flames of love on Lovers Key, bury your toes in sugar-sand on Grayton Beach, or learn to kayak at MacArthur Beach Park. If you want to unplug and reconnect with nature, you can't do better than these Sunshine State shores in our state parks.

Panama City Beach Escape: A Weekend of Jazz, Sugar Sands and Waffles

Kathleen Beckett | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Kathleen Beckett

The Northern Florida beach town was notorious for being the Capital of Spring Break ever since MTV started filming the wet T-shirt contests and drunken shenanigans that took over the town every March.

Find Your Beach in Florida Among 825 Miles of Choices

Visit Florida | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

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5 Fantastic Beaches in Florida State Parks (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

You can discover some of the finest, most pristine beaches in the world at Florida's state parks. Kindle the flames of love on Lovers Key, bury your toes in sugar-sand on Grayton Beach, or learn to kayak at MacArthur Beach Park.

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.

8 Great Florida Beach Towns for Bicycling

Visit Florida | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Bicycling in Florida's beach towns is one of the best ways to see the sights and get closer to nature at the same time. Many of the state's beaches feature slower speed limits, bicycle lanes and crosswalks, making them a family-friendly place to pedal.

Running Out Of.. SAND?!?!?!

Posted 08.26.2013 | Miami

Florida needs sand. The state, known for its sunny beaches, is reportedly fast running out of the precious commodity due to erosion from storms an...

Clearwater Dials up Its Beach Cuisine

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Sherrie Nachman

To have the quintessential Clearwater experience, you need to eat your grouper and key lime pie while watching the sun go down. Drinking a beer is also encouraged.

Guess What's Coming To Google Maps?

Posted 07.25.2013 | Miami

If you've enjoyed highjinks captured by Google Maps' Street View cameras, just wait until they've photographed the scene on Florida's beaches. The...

Surf's up for Shoppers in Florida (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 09.08.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Florida's lifestyle, flavored with picturesque beaches, sugar white sand and clear blue and turquoise waters, is synonymous with coastal living. The...

Read This Before Diving In

Sun Sentinel | Ihosvani Rodriguez | Posted 06.29.2013 | Miami

Perilous seas have kept red flags raised along much of Florida's coastline, warning swimmers and rescue workers to be on the alert for deadly rip curr...

Should Florida Ban Smoking On Beaches?

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 03.30.2013 | Miami

If you enjoy the freedom to light up at a park or beach -- or if you gag at the stench of the second-hand smoke -- change could be coming. With a pus...

PHOTOS: The World's Greatest Beaches

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.17.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

These photos will make you want to plan a trip immediately.

WATCH: Swimmers Attempt To Ride Dying Whale

Posted 12.21.2012 | Miami

Sunday morning, a South Florida woman spotted a whale off the coast of Pompano Beach. As she watched what she described as the whale trying to beach i...

PHOTOS: South Florida's Hidden, Unspoiled Beaches

Visit Florida | Posted 12.28.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

The Hobe Sound beach extends north more than two miles to where the equally pristine St. Lucie Preserve beach begins.

A Historic Playlist for the Florida Summer

Visit Florida | Posted 09.19.2012 | Miami
Visit Florida

Our summer soundtrack in Florida -- the party songs, the sunset songs, the songs that remind us of that one time in Destin, in Miami, in love on St. Pete Beach -- has shifted with the times just like the top of pop charts.

(WATCH) Florida's Beach Bum Ban: This Day In History

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

On this dark day in Florida's history, the state told women to cover up. The Sunshine State banned the thong bikini from state beaches in 1990. ...

WATCH: Tar Balls Wash Up On Pristine White Florida Beaches

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE, Fla. -- Waves of gooey tar blobs were washing ashore on the white sand of the Florida Panhandle and nearby Alabama be...