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Boat ride through forgotten Florida at Wakulla Springs State Park

Boat ride through forgotten Florida at Wakulla Springs State Park Jan 13th, 2012 at 2:00PM: Most people who visit Wakulla Springs go for the gators. Still others want to check out where Johnny Weissmuller swung through the "jungle" as Tarzan in the 1930s and 40s or the dark, swampy thicket where the "Creature from the Black Lagoon" was said to lurk. Above all, travelers come to see the pristine tangled wilderness that is becoming rarer to find as Florida develops. This is Wakulla...

NYC duo gets tapped for Orlando smile assignment

NYC duo gets tapped for Orlando smile assignment Aug 6th, 2009 at 12:00PM: Orlando has spoken! A pair of New Yorkers rose above hundreds of applicants to become Orlando's Smile Ambassadors. For 67 days, they will experience more than 100 attractions offered ... which includes a hell of a lot more than just a dance with the Mouse. Alligators will be involved, for example. Along the way, they'll blog and their experiences, giving the rest of the world an "in the trenches"...

Hidden Gems: Everglades Airboat Tours

Apr 6th, 2006 at 9:06AM: Florida is home to one of the most unusual ecosystems in the world: the Everglades. A member of the National Park System and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Everglades is the only subtropical park in North America. The park teems with wildlife and plants -- some of which are endangered and many of which exist nowhere else on earth. This weekend, I got the chance to go on an...

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