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Author: Tonya Denmark & Christina Sawyer

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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!
9 Episodes
What's up this week?We are on to Clermont part 2!!  This week we bring you some of the more adventurous and natural parts of our incredible hometown.***TIP***Don't forget to fact-check what we say!  We are only human after all and things close and change.Who loves us??YOU DO!!!  This week’s episode is sponsored by YOU! If you want to sponsor the Florida Travel Pod, reach out to us via email at to learn how your business can be featured in this spot. We’ll write the ad copy for you or work with you to customize your ad copy for our audience. Email us at to get started.Product and Location MentionsTiki barButler Boat Rental - Lake MinneolaLake Louisa Equipment RentalsLake Louisa - Glamping, horseback (and no, I still don't think its called horse rentals), outdoor activitiesGuided Bike Tour through ClermontLakeridge Winery (Their next grape stomping event is in August but be sure to check out their monthly event calendar!  There is a ton to see and do there.)Revolution Off-RoadVirtual Escape RoomMindMasters Escape RoomShowcase of Citrus Showcase of Citrus Monster Truck TourHomeschool Moments of the Week...Do you rent horses and do you brew wine?  Leave us a comment with your thoughts!Product of the weekSuncreek Brewery!!  Our hometown brewery...Support the show (
What's up this week?This week we share with you our favorite town...our hometown of Clermont, FL.  But there is so much to cover, so this is part 1!This weeks sponsor:Knockaround SunglassesProducts and location mentions:Florida Citrus TowerCitrus Coffee CompanyTower ArcadePresident Hall of FameSuncreek BreweryClermont Brewing CompanyMontrose Street MarketDowntown ExchangeBacchus VinoDowntown ClermontThis week's homeschool moments:Clermont Historic VillageGiveaway Directions:Leave a review on your favorite podcast playerFor a bonus entry, comment on the post for this episode on social mediaSupport the show Support the show ( the show (
What's up this week?This week, join us as we explore St. Petersburg.  The arts, culture, adventure, and of course...the alcohol!Who loves us?? Hopefully everyone, but this week, we feel the love from Viator.  Viator is your all in one site for attractions and things to do, especially in the Sunshine State. Find discount tickets, exclusive behind the scenes tours, skip the line access, and so much more. Plus, you can reserve now and pay later with Viator’s free cancellation and flexible payment options. Start booking your Florida activities now. .Product and Location MentionsDon CesarVinoyHistoric Hotels of AmericaNitally'sSt. Pete BreweriesTreasure Island Kite FestivalSanding OvationsVisit St. Petersburg ClearwaterWe spoke about the brew busses in the area on this episode with Brew Bus USA.  An alternative idea to this is Pedal Pub.  This is a whole other kind of experience but similar results!  If you're looking to add a little adventure to your brewery experience, check out Pedal Pub.Gulp Coast Craft Beer TailSt. Pete Pier Fishing Deck Here is the information from Visit SPC on fishing.Educational moments of the day:  St. Pete Mural TourDali MuseumThe Chihuly Museum (They do STEM tours!)Great Explorations Children's MuseumFlorida Holocaust Museum (Educational Trunks)Featured Product of the WeekVooDoo Chef:  Dirt Meat Rub Support the show (
What's up this week?How many people have been to Orlando to visit theme parks?  This week, we are exploring the gigantic world of Orlando...OUTSIDE the theme parks.  Yes!  That is a thing.  We will explore Icon Park, local theaters, outdoor areas, Winter Park and so much more! Who loves us:This week’s episode is sponsored by Original Disnerd. Original Disnerd brings the Disney classics back for you to wear. Find retro and classic tees featuring Disney Parks nostalgia such as the River Country, The Great Movie Ride, and the original Mickey Bars. They also have fun takes on classic rides such as the Peter Pan’s Flight, and Pirates of the Caribbean. You won’t find these fun and original tees anywhere else. And if you’re a Florida local, you’ll appreciate the history behind Original Disnerd's designs. Visit to start shopping for your next Florida vacation.Products and location mentions:DISCLAIMER:  Check out our first BIG blunder.  And I can assure you, it will not be our last. Here is a prime reason we want you to check the show notes.  We discussed the Skeletons Museum as a key point of interest in this episode only to learn that this place has now been replaced with Museum of Illusions.  Lesson learned!  But you should definitely check this place out.  We have been and it is absolutely I-Drive worthy and certainly a deserving business for replacing Skeletons.Where to stay on I-DriveI-ride TrolleyOrlando EyeIcon ParkWonderworksSea Life AquariumBoiBrazil ChurrascariaPirate's Dinner AdventureTitanic - NOTE:  We mentioned the actors in this tour as part of the exhibit but as of right now, this is now a self-guided tour only.Ripley'sOrlando ShakesOrlando Repertoire TheaterWinter Park PlayhouseGarden Theater - Winter GardenOrlando Science CenterOutdoors - Wekiva State Park, Wekiva Island, Kelly Park,Wild FloridaOrlando Tree TrekFlorida Product of the Support the show (
What's up this week?  This week, learn all the ins and out of the Sanibel and Captiva Islands.  Here you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida without the crowds.  Go back to a simpler time.This weeks sponsor:This week's episode is brought to you by Original Disnerd.  Disney classics the way only a true Disney nerd would remember.Products and location mentions:Airbnb - Book your trip to Sanibel or Captiva through Airbnb Bailey Matthews Shell MuseumFlorida's Living Beaches - A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber If you are staying Island Inn, you can look into this as part of your stay.  If not, you can book your guided beach walk with a biologist here. Bike Rentals This week's homeschool moments:Because we're forever homeschooling, let's have a little class today! What is a tributary?Christina just had to know...What is an Olive Shell?What are sand dollar restrictions?Florida Featured Product of the Week:Caloosa Water WearSupport the show Support the show (
Camping In Florida

Camping In Florida


We are talking about camping this week.  We will talk about everything from springs to hiking, to tips and tricks about the camping life.  Have you camped?  Always wanted to?  Learn all about the things you will see, places to go, and hear suggestions on things you can do while camping.This weeks sponsor:This week’s episode is brought to you by RV Share.  Products and location mentions:RV ShareFlorida State Park Springsbug spray wipesbug zapperpropane insect repellerfire ringpropane fire pitFlorida State ParksFlorida National ParksCamping in FloridaHiking in FloridaBird WatchingAll Trails appAre you interested in learning more about the camping life?  I want to recommend reading See You at the Campground.  This book is chock full of information on all types of camping.  They have also followed this book up with a new release coming soon called  Where Should we Camp Next?  This is on my list too.  I cannot wait for its release!Because Christina apparently needs an education on state parks vs national parks, keep your eyes peeled for a future lesson...I mean episode, so Christina can get her parks straight!Support the show (
Florida Beaches

Florida Beaches


This weeks sponsor:This week's episode is brought to you by Airbnb. Relax on your own Florida private beach or plan a multi-family vacation. Airbnb has you covered with a huge variety of housing options and endless locations. Products and location mentions:bioluminescent tour tides appThe Ultimate Guide to Florida SandFlorida's Living Beaches BookFlorida Laws protecting beachesWhere to see Sea Turtle Nests in FloridaChristina needs to learn about Sandpipers!Also, in case our episode left you wondering, the depth of the gulf is roughly 5,200 feet!Florida Featured Product of the Week3 Daughters Key Lime Hard Apple CiderSupport the show (
Exploring St Augustine

Exploring St Augustine


This week we talk about the many things you can do in St. Augustine, Florida, the nation's oldest city. Join us as we talk about the beaches, history, shopping, and more. This weeks sponsor:This week's episode is brought to you by Air BnB. Relax on your own Florida private beach or plan a multi-family vacation. Air BnB has you covered with a huge variety of housing options and endless locations. Products and location mentions:-St. Augustine Beaches-San Sebastian Winery-Visit St. Augustine-National Parks Pass-Castillo de SanMarcos -The Old Jail-Trolly ToursGUIDE BOOKSThe Historical Traveler's Guide to FloridaTime Traveler's Guide to FloridaFOOD-Auggie's Draft Room-Food in St. AugustineFlorida Product of the Week:-Barnie's CoffeeSupport the show (
This week's sponsor:Original DisnerdFollow Tonya:Blogger at Detail Oriented Traveler.Where to find us:Instagram  @floridatravelpodFacebook Florida Travel PodSupport us:Patreon Support the show (
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