About This Blog

 Curiosity is my favorite motivator!

About Me 

Hi. I am the Wandering Floridian and I live on the east coast of Florida.  In addition to exploring the state, a few of my current hobbies include scuba diving, hiking, yoga, and Zumba.


About This Blog

Shortly after graduating from a Florida high school I moved to Europe and fell in love with its historical beauty — Paris, Milan, Rome, Zurich, Munich and Vienna.  Almost four years later I returned to the States to earn my Bachelor’s Degree before moving north, to Washington, D.C..  

Now I find myself back in Florida, where I once said I would never return.

Not being much of a theme park person, I’m wondering if there is more to Florida?  The purpose of this blog is to seek out the more.  Throughout I will comment on my observations of all things Floridian, while searching for 50 things to love about Florida for the non-theme park enthusiast.  What makes Florida unique, odd, or wonderful?

I wonder as I wander.


6 Responses to About This Blog

  1. Mike Miller says:

    I enjoy your blog and share many of your interests. I look forward to following your future posts.

  2. Barbara! Hi, As a native Floridian I too have always been one to seek real Florida. I love the Micanopy and Cross Creek area, the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings house and her Pulitzer winning writings. Growing up in Tampa in a family of 6, our family vacations were always camping vacations. My father was a true outdoorsman and started us young. We camped every place from the Florida Keys to the Florida Caverns and hit the highlights of everything in between. We even camped right on Ft. Myers Beach with our tent in the sand not far from the waves back in the ’60s, and on Honeymoon Island. The Everglades, Ocala National Forest, and Myakka State Park are among Florida most beautiful natural settings with plenty of cool shade. My absolute favorite trips were any and every chance to get near or in any of Florida’s natural springs. There is great camping at Silver Springs still today! We found primative camping at Homasassa Springs and Little Manatee springs in North Florida. Now I live in Pensacola. The Gulf beaches here are among the most beautiful beaches in the world. The sugar white sand is so gorgeous it looks fake. The water is so turquoise and clear you just cannot take your eyes off of it. Margaritaville is a delightful and fabulous newly built hotel on Pensacola Beach that I am sure you would love. And even if you don’t camp, you need to see Ft. Pickens (near the hotel). It is part of the National Seashore Park system, and it is unbelievably beautiful — great campgrounds too; the bathhouses have wonderfully steaming hot showers and are very clean. Happy searching for real Florida! Paula

  3. FeyGirl says:

    I’m a native Floridian who’s found herself back in (southern) FL for some time now, after many years of wandering the globe, as well… I’m happy to have found your blog! Looks fun and interesting, so I can’t wait to read more. 🙂

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