January 29, 2016 As part of my day job, I promote ecotourism opportunities on the Florida Panhandle. My favorite day at work was one entirely devoted to outdoor recreation, from paddleboarding to swimming to hiking. I started at 7:30 a.m., and continued straight on until nearly 5 p.m. Luckily I had two friends along to…

January 22, 2016 As the new blogger for the Florida State Parks system, I have been traveling to different state parks to describe what it’s like to visit them for the first time. Usually I’m on the look-out for different bird species, but at Hillsborough River State Park outside of Tampa, it was the lizards…