Category Around Florida

The signature bridge craze consumes Florida

In recent years the growth of stylish brides with no real purpose other than to look impressive has dominated much of the push toward “new urbanism.” It began with the “big dig” in Boston and the building of the Zakim Bridge in Boston. Dallas with very little unique architecture of its own then decided to […]

Hidden Florida: Tallahassee’s Governors Park

Tallahassee’s Governors Park which sprung up around the historic Myers House was created in 1997 as the long-proposed extension of Blair Stone Road moved forward. Tallahassee has close to 90 parks- in my opinion it has the best urban parks in the state. But Governors Park is unique in that it was created in an […]

Hidden Florida: Gulf Coast Visitors Center and Everglades City

When people think of Everglades National Park they think of Flamingo, the boardwalk close to Florida City or Shark Valley. Often forgotten is the Gulf Visitor Center and Everglades (City) in Collier County on the other side on the peninsula. Iconic locales like Ted Smallwood’s Store make this gaunt well worthwhile.  The below photos were […]

Hidden Florida: A hilly waterfall…in Florida?

The idea of a 73 foot waterfall from one of the highest points in the state seems completely foreign in Florida. Once a hideout for Seminole Indians hiding from Andrew Jackson in the days when Spanish authority had dissipated over the state, Falling Waters in Washington County only a few miles south of I-10 (Exit […]

Hidden Florida: Audubon’s Corkscrew Sanctuary

Featuring 13,000 acres of conserved land, the Audubon Society’s Corkscrew Sanctuary has a unique combination of Everglades ecosystem swamp, cypress trees and lakes. It’s one of the hidden gems of Florida. All photos by Kartik Krishnaiyer

New TFS series, Hidden Florida debuts this weekend

Here at The Florida Squeeze we’re working hard to diversify the content we have on this site beyond just political and historical commentary about the state. In the coming weeks and months we’ll continue to unveil more items related to life in Florida – not just politics and history but other items as well. A […]

In Tallahassee for session? Here are some great nature-oriented day trips…

As someone who has been traveling to Tallahassee for Legislative Session since the mid 1990’s, I’ve taken just about every possible day trip from Tallahassee. Recently, a friend of mine who is working this session asked me, where she should head to for a weekend? That got me thinking so I’ve compiled a list of […]