New Short Takes Video – The Blackwater River!

New Short Takes video: https://youtu.be/MRNhFpTMzxY The Blackwater River is one of northwest Florida’s hidden gems.  The state’s Blackwater State Park and Blackwater State Forest preserve the largest contiguous stretch of long-needle pine and wire grass forest in the world.  Canoe, kayaking, and tubing are popular ways to explore this quiet stretch of pristine Florida wilderness!  … Continue reading New Short Takes Video – The Blackwater River!

Travel Log: A Diamond in the Rough

(Niceville, Florida; Apr. 27, 2018) Hi’iaka (“he-ee ah-ka”) was the younger sister of Pele, the goddess of volcanoes. As these divine siblings searched for a permanent home, they crossed many islands. On one, which would eventually be known as the “Gathering Place,” they saw a circular mountain on a prominent headland that, when viewed from … Continue reading Travel Log: A Diamond in the Rough