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  1. How to Prevent Mosquito Bites Without Using Bug Spray

    The following article is a paid collaboration with ThermaCELL®, an effective mosquito repellent for the outdoors.

    Unless you’ve been living for months in a mountainside tent and cut off from civilization, news of the latest scary di...

  2. Zika Virus: How it Affects You and How to Protect Yourself

    The following article is a paid collaboration with ThermaCELL®, an effective mosquito repellent for the outdoors.

    The Zika virus is causing growing alarm among public health officials as the number of infections mount, and the sever...

  3. 4 Things to Know About the Aedes Aegypti: The Mosquito that Carries Deadly Diseases

    With the Zika virus reaching the U.S., here's what you need to know about the mosquito that's most likely responsible for the outbreak.

  4. 5 Perfect Pairings of Orlando Bike Rides and Watering Holes

    Pair these Orlando bike rides with a favorite local watering hole and you have a great way to enjoy cycling and craft beer in one trip.

  5. 7 Great Outdoor Dates Around Orlando This Fall

    From zip lines and corn mazes to a romantic paddle, these outdoor dates around Orlando this fall will impress any potential partner.

  6. An Insider’s Guide to Paddling the Econlockhatchee River

    Paddlers in central Florida will find that the Econlockhatchee River offers much to like and, unlike many waterways in Florida, few crowds.

  7. 7 Things to Check Off an Orlando End-of-Summer Bucket List

    You still have time to make the most of the Florida heat. Avoid the crowds and check these outdoor spots off your end-of-summer bucket list.

  8. 5 Great Singletrack Options for Florida Mountain Bikers

    Florida mountain bikers can find some great singletrack and off-road riding at these five destinations around Orlando.

  9. How to Spend a Day at Wekiwa Springs State Park

    Florida’s Wekiwa Springs State Park features plenty of summer activities, including picnicking, trail running, and paddling down the river.

  10. 4 Places Around Orlando to Catch 4th of July Fireworks

    Here’s our roundup of the best 4th of July fireworks displays to light up your night in the Orlando area.

  11. Enjoying Orlando’s Lake Eola Park

    In the heart of downtown Orlando, Lake Eola Park offers residents an easy and relaxing outdoor escape in the middle of the city.

  12. 5 Great Urban Hikes Around Orlando

    You don't have to travel far to enjoy these five urban hikes around Orlando that are perfect for an after-work escape.

  13. 5 of Central Florida's Hottest East Coast Surf Spots

    Florida waves may not frequently make the cover of surf magazines, but that doesn't mean there aren't some great East Coast surf spots to be found.

  14. Kayaking with Manatees in Freshwater Florida Springs

    Manatees are a gentle and playful species, and viewing them in the wild from a kayak is one of the most authentic Florida experiences you can have.

  15. Q&A with Meagan Martin: America's Mighty Ninja Warrior

    If you watched American Ninja Warrior this past year, you know exactly who #MightyMeagan, or Meagan Martin, is—an incredible all-around athlete who became only the third woman to complete the American Ninja Warrior qualifying course.

  16. Winter Dawn Patrol at Florida's Ormond Beach

    Winter surfing at Florida's Ormond Beach is as good as it gets—especially if you hit it in the morning when the swell is prime and before the line-up begins.

  17. Pancakes and Paddling

    What sets De Leon Springs State Park apart from the rest is the pancakes. Yes, that's right, the pancakes at the Sugar Mill have had people lining up for years on end now.

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