By Isabella Jaramillo, Miami Dear Florida, I always took growing up on the beach for granted. The endless sun burns, sand accumulating everywhere, and the occasional jellyfish sting. It wasn’t until I left home for the first time that I realized how crucial the beaches
By Chip Deutsch Dear Florida, Corkscrew Swamp is a water wonderworld that I enjoy exploring. Wading deep into the swamp, my friends and I reached a spacious area of open water surrounded by ancient bald cypress, giants whose limbs hung heavy with bromeliads and resurrection
One of my family’s favorite summer places to cool down is Wakulla Springs. Just a few miles south of Tallahassee, Wakulla Springs is a great place to picnic, swim, or take a boat ride down Wakulla River and see one of Florida’s oldest cypress swamps.
Dear Florida, I stopped the other day and wondered to myself, “If you weren’t here where would I be? Maryland, maybe? Or California?” I pondered where people would retire or vacation. And then I realized those places can’t compare to you. So, I’m writing with