Enjoy this digest of July 12 through 26, 2017 stories curated from various media and online mentions.
Florida lays claim to the third largest barrier reef system in the world. This Florida Reef is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States and is approximately four miles wide and 170 miles long.
11 Unique Trips to Take Before Your Child Turns 11
Disneyworld, Legoland and the Grand Canyon. Already been there, done that and got the T-shirts to prove it? If you're ready to start planning your next family vacation and are looking for some fresh inspiration, we've rounded up some unique destinations that will yield unforgettable memories.
Three Summer Adventures for Cooling Down on the Nature Coast
Authentic Florida in Harbor Style Magazine
Summer is always a fun time to enjoy Florida's outdoors, especially on the water, where we can cool down and enjoy the laid-back season. North of Tampa, Florida's Nature Coast is one of the best spots for a refreshing, natural escape away from it all.
Chinsegut's Historic Treasures Adorn Brooksville
Chinsegut (pronounced chin-SEE-gut) is an Alaskan Innuit word meaning, "The spirit of things lost and regained."
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
The delightfully kitsch daily mermaid shows, which have been running for over 60 years, are why most people come to this famed Florida state park, roughly an hour north of Tampa.
Outlook for scalloping season great
Scalloping season opened July 1 this year, and if pro scalloping guide Josh Fritz is right, it's going to be a great season.
Boating the Weeki Wachee River offers crystal clear water, wildlife and picturesque views.
Visit these 11 Charming Tea Rooms in Florida for a Piece of the Past
Don't you deserve to be treated like a queen? We think so! The easiest way to get the royal treatment is to visit one of these incredibly charming tea rooms right here in Florida.
Exploring Nature Coast Springs
There is nothing like hopping into a 72-degree spring on a hot, humid day to cool the body and soothe the soul.
It was 1967 when the Deltona Corp. began selling homes in western Hernando County, a rural area that previously had been little more than a vast forest of oak and pine trees.
Some very famous mermaids recently joined forces for one special performance. Diana Huey plays "Ariel" in traveling production of "The Little Mermaid."
City of Live Mermaids
Long before Disney World became the staple of Florida's tourism industry, there was Weeki Wachee, the City of Live Mermaids.
The Weeki Wachee Mermaids Have the Coolest and Hardest Job in Florida
"Once a mermaid, always a mermaid." Swim on down to Weeki Wachee, Florida and meet the world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids!
Paddleboarders along the Weeki Wachee River had a couple of surprise visitors over the weekend.
At Masa Asian Bistro & Bar, it's all about quality
In the Chinese language, "Masa" translates as "quality." Extrapolating, Angel Huang, at the new Masa Asian Bistro & Bar adds, "all things good."
Metro Canada: Documentary Takes a Deep Dive into Mermaid Subculture
Weeki Wachee Springs is a legendary Florida roadside attraction. The theme park features the usual enticements like water rides and animal shows, and one unusual feature - mermaid costume shows.
"Mermaids," a new documentary from Toronto filmmaker Ali Weinstein, isn't a historical look at marine folklore or the or the history of the Starbucks' logo.
Hernando County, Florida - Natural Water and Land Adventures
Launch your next Florida adventures on land and water. Explore paved and forested trails that crisscross preserves and waterways, including a new coastal paddling trail.