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The Florida Travel Pod is a podcast to help Florida residents and visitors get the most out of the Sunshine State. Hosted by Tonya Denmark and Christina Sawyer from the Detail Oriented Traveler. Christina and Tonya are great friends, sharing their insights to great places to enjoy in Florida. From St Augustine to Sanibel Island, join us as we explore all the incredible things to do in Florida!

Florida Travel Pod Tonya Denmark & Christina Sawyer

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

The Florida Travel Pod is a podcast to help Florida residents and visitors get the most out of the Sunshine State. Hosted by Tonya Denmark and Christina Sawyer from the Detail Oriented Traveler. Christina and Tonya are great friends, sharing their insights to great places to enjoy in Florida. From St Augustine to Sanibel Island, join us as we explore all the incredible things to do in Florida!

    Hiking and Biking in Florida

    Hiking and Biking in Florida

    This week, we are going to take you on the best hiking and biking adventures in Florida.

    Product and Location Mentions



    Florida Trail Association Grab and Go HikesOffice of Greenways and Trails Florida Coast to Coast Trail St. Johns River to Sea Loop Capital City To Sea Trail Bureau of Land Management Hiking Safety Other links to check out for ideas of hikeshttps://www.visitflorida.com/travel-ideas/articles/outdoors-nature-10-must-do-hikes-florida/https://www.visitflorida.com/travel-ideas/articles/top-beach-hikes-in-florida/https://www.visitflorida.com/travel-ideas/articles/outdoors-nature-exploring-lake-okeechobee/https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2021/march/16/florida-s-spring-to-spring-trail/


    Homeschool moment of the week...

    Things to consider when hiking:
    Heat and Sunburn - and hydrationCold - hiking in Florida can be cold during the winter months. Consider hand warmers, layers.Wear reflective clothing and orange during hunting seasonBugsAlligatorsHydrationDon’t hike alonePoison Ivy, oak, sumac, poisonwood, stinging nettle. Stay on the trailThunderstorms - flash and bang are less than 30 seconds, immediately take cover, not under a tree, go for a ditch.
    Show us the love...
    Florida Travel Pod can be found on Facebook and Instagram @floridatravelpod and this is also the best place to comment with your favorite tips.  Have you got any great summer camp tips or places to suggest?  Comment ideas about any of the things we talked about. Make sure to check the show notes in your favorite podcast player or visit Floridatravelpod.com/blog for links and more details about everything you heard in today’s episode. Reach out to us on email at hello@floridatravelpod.com.




    You can support the Florida Travel Pod by following us and leaving us a review on your favorite podcast player. This helps others discover our content. 




    If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon. Choose to donate monthly or even a one-time donation. Go to Patreon.com/Florida travel pod. When you donate, our supporters will get shoutouts, postcards, stickers, and more depending on your level of support. Your support allows us to give you the best content from the Sunshine State. 




    Stay tuned next week as we talk about the holidays...theme park edition.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/floridatravelpod/creators)

    • 34 min
    World's Most Famous Beach - Daytona Beach

    World's Most Famous Beach - Daytona Beach

    Visit one of the world's most famous beaches this week as we explore all the best Daytona Beach has to offer.

    Product and Location Mentions

    Daytona Beach
    Events:
    Biketoberfest - October 14-17Bike Week - March 4-13Speedweek and Daytona 500 Feb 15-20Jeep Beach April 25-May 1Things to do
    The BeachPonce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum - Florida’s tallest lighthouse Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier Daytona International SpeedwayCamping
    Breakers Oceanfront Park Daytonas Endless SummerCrazyhorse Daytona Beach RV Resort Adventure
    Nascar Racing ExperienceIndoor Karting Biking and Hiking Trails





    Show us the love...

    Florida Travel Pod can be found on Facebook and Instagram @floridatravelpod and this is also the best place to comment with your favorite tips.  Have you got any great summer camp tips or places to suggest?  Comment ideas about any of the things we talked about. Make sure to check the show notes in your favorite podcast player or visit Floridatravelpod.com/blog for links and more details about everything you heard in today’s episode. Reach out to us on email at hello@floridatravelpod.com.




    You can support the Florida Travel Pod by following us and leaving us a review on your favorite podcast player. This helps others discover our content. 




    If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon. Choose to donate monthly or even a one-time donation. Go to Patreon.com/Florida travel pod. When you donate, our supporters will get shoutouts, postcards, stickers, and more depending on your level of support. Your support allows us to give you the best content from the Sunshine State. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/floridatravelpod/creators)

    • 31 min
    Sanibel and Captiva Island

    Sanibel and Captiva Island

    What's up this week?
    This week, we welcome Nick, Laurie, and Max with Sanibel Captiva Guide, experts on the Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

    Who loves us?
     Bookshop is an online bookstore that allows you to shop both your local bookstore or bookshops across the country. We use Bookshop to compile our favorite road trip resources, fun beach reads, or classic favorites. It’s easy to use and each purchase supports the bookstore you choose. Or if you don’t choose a bookstore, proceeds are divided among hundreds of bookstores across the county. Visit Floridatravelpod.com/bookshop to see our must-read lists and start shopping local today.




    Product locations and mentions


     Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce San Cap Guide TikTokSan Cap Guide InstagramSanibel Captiva Guide FacebookSanibel Captiva Guide WebsiteSanibel Captiva Guide PodcastThe Lazy FlamingoTradersDoc FordsBailey's General StoreSanibel Historical Museum and VillageShe Sells SanibelYou might also like...

    Sanibel and Captiva Island
    Show us the love

    -Leave a comment or review on your favorite podcast player.
    -Support us on Patreon.  If you support us, it allows us to dedicate more time to research the best content from the Sunshine State. 
    -Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @floridatravelpod or floridatravelpod.com where we are sharing our most recent travels. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/floridatravelpod/creators)

    • 29 min
    Fall and Winter Festivals

    Fall and Winter Festivals

    Episode 37 - Fall and Winter Festival

    What's up this week?
    It's finally fall!!!!  Or something like it.  Here in Florida, it's still 90 degrees, but we can pretend.

    Who loves us?
    Do you love the idea of getting away and into the great outdoors but don’t relish the idea of sleeping in a tent on the ground? Have you heard of the term Glamping? It’s a combination of glamour and camping and that’s what our featured sponsor this week is all about. Get started searching for your next family vacation or romantic couples getaway at Glamping Hub!


    Product locations and mentions


     OktoberfestsHollerbach’s Oktoberfest in Sanford Taste of Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches Oktoberfest Miami Central Florida Oktoberfest Cedar Key Seafood FestivalKey West FantasyFt. Lauderdale International Boat ShowFlorida Seafood Fest Apalachicola Lady of the Lakes Ren FaireAsian Lantern FestivalArt Basel Miami BeachCrystal River Manatee Festival GasparillaMount Dora Arts Fest Florida State Fair 





    Show us the love

    -Leave a comment or review on your favorite podcast player.
    -Support us on Patreon.  If you support us, it allows us to dedicate more time to research the best content from the Sunshine State. 
    -Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @floridatravelpod or floridatravelpod.com where we are sharing our most recent travels. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/floridatravelpod/creators)
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/floridatravelpod/creators)

    • 32 min
    Haunted Locations in South Florida

    Haunted Locations in South Florida

    Episode 36 - Haunted Locations in South Florida

    What's up this week?
    We're continuing our haunted series this week with South Florida.

    Who loves us?
    Ever wanted to get out and explore a new town, or even a town you’ve visited time and again? AmazingCo lets you do just that with incredible experiences from mystery date picnics, family mystery picnics, mystery food walks, and so much more.  
    Product locations and mentions


      Historic Stranahan House MuseumMiami Biltmore Hotel (Coral Gables) Key West CemeteryCoral Castle House of Refuge Koreshan State ParkVilla PaulaDeering Estate at CutlerJonathan Dickinson State Park (Martin County)Blue Anchor PubShow us the love

    -Leave a comment or review on your favorite podcast player.
    -Support us on Patreon.  If you support us, it allows us to dedicate more time to research the best content from the Sunshine State. 
    -Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @floridatravelpod or floridatravelpod.com where we are sharing our most recent travels. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/floridatravelpod/creators)

    • 32 min
    Haunted Locations in Central Florida

    Haunted Locations in Central Florida

    Episode 35 - Haunted Locations in Central Florida
    What's up this week?
    We're continuing our haunted series this week with Central Florida.

    Who loves us?
     Do you love the idea of getting away and into the great outdoors but don’t relish the idea of sleeping in a tent on the ground?  Check out Glamping Hub! Get started searching for your next family vacation or romantic couples getaway at Glamping Hub.


    Product locations and mentions


    I4 Dead ZoneChurch Str eet Bumby BuildingAngelbilt HotelOrange Hill CemeteryYbor City Cuban ClubThe History of the Florida Brewery Company BuildingHistoric Tampa Theater Don CesarGhost Kitchen Meals If you love Central Florida, be sure to check out Exploring Our Hometown Clermont and 
    Active Adventures in Orlando.


    Show us the love

    -Leave a comment or review on your favorite podcast player.
    -Support us on Patreon.  If you support us, it allows us to dedicate more time to research the best content from the Sunshine State. 
    -Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @floridatravelpod or floridatravelpod.com where we are sharing our most recent travels. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/floridatravelpod/creators)

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Iamwizzy ,

Fun to listen to

I grew up in FLA, but left 20 years ago. It’s great to hear about the places I haven’t been to and to reminisce about ones I have. The hosts sound like they love what they are doing!

Gin Hol ,

Explore the Unique

Love voyaging to new and old places through other’s eyes. I’ve lived in FL most of my life & have extensively explored the middle & each coast but always want to learn and travel more. Listening to Tonya & Christina I get to remember and yearn to revisit, keep exploring. I enjoy their natural easy banter, the useful travel tips, and the fun variety of adventures. No ordinary suggestions to put on the blinders and go to the beach, or theme parks. Keep exploring, and I’ll keep listening. Thanks.

LinzTwinz ,

Unique Fun in Florida

Love hearing about Florida’s off the beaten path attractions! There’s so much more to the state than theme parks and Tonya and Christina are full of great ideas of places to check out, especially if you have kids!

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