When I explore Florida, I discover more than one state. There’s the rural Panhandle, the tranquil southern Gulf Coast, cosmopolitan Miami and the theme-park capital of Orlando.
The ascent—or descent, depending on how you looked at it—into the grind of our daily lives was so slow, we didn’t notice it creep up on us. Late nights at work became the rule, not the exception, for both of us.
The Sebring area is one of Florida's best-kept secrets. When you vacation here, there are surprises at every turn in the road. You can tread through the realm of the Florida panther and black bear in one of the state's oldest parks one day and carve a wake in this land of many lakes the next. For art lovers and foodies, local discoveries delight, too, with larger-than-life murals and romantic lakeside restaurants.
lf you've taken more than two vacations, you may already know that no two are the same. Chances are you've found satisfaction in the heavenly glow of a glorious sunset or, perhaps, found yourself by simply getting lost in the beauty of a painting.