Did you know that Florida is home to the third largest barrier reef system in the World? That’s right, right off our shores from Martin County to south of Key West lies the Florida Reef Tract. A spectacular ecosystem akin to a rainforest; that provides food and shelter to thousands of marine species –not to mention protects South Florida from damaging impacts of hurricanes. Reefs are an [...]

The National Park Service, or NPS, was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior. [...]

As a mission-driven organization we have long advocated for supporting the communities we serve. We are proud to highlight members who live by the same dedication to serving those around us. Aysha Miskin is one of those members, a talented fine artist based in Jacksonville, FL. [...]

Pancakes are a delicious and timeless breakfast staple, but toppings, butter and syrup add unnecessary and unhealthy grams of fat, sugar and calories to the most important meal of the day. However, there are many ways to substitute some of those sugar-laden ingredients for fresh, healthier ones.  So in celebration of #NationalPancakeDay, here are two of my favorite healthy pancake [...]

We feel very fortunate to serve the residents of the beautiful state of Florida. In South Florida, Florida Blue employees engage in numerous charitable programs and volunteer days of giving. [...]

I’m going to share a secret with you. Well, let’s be real it isn’t a secret at all. I love tacos, and every Tuesday is a small holiday in our multicultural home. I am a Cuban American, and my husband is an amalgam of the places and cultures that shaped his youth--he's an Oregonian, Hawaiian-Vermonter. While we may not always agree on how to season beef or poultry, one thing we [...]

As Floridians, we are fortunate to enjoy a state surrounded by year round natural beauty and a tropical climate that allows us to enjoy the outdoors no matter the season. Florida is home to some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in our entire United States, and is home to the Florida Coral Reef tract — the third largest coral barrier reef in the World. In fact, almost every co [...]

Enjoying the sunshine and being one with nature provides countless mental and physical health benefits. Our beautiful state features dozens of State, National and local parks with options to enjoy the great outdoors no matter your physical ability or fitness level. From handicap accessible beaches and marinas to adventures for those seeking more intrepid experiences, Florida has it all. [...]

Rowing not only helps you build cardiovascular endurance but also helps you build muscles in your calves, quads and glutes.  An added benefit is enjoying the outdoors! Health experts recommend 10 minutes of moderate sun exposure a day to receive a healthy, natural and beneficial dose of Vitamin D. Exercise wise, y [...]

Now that it’s fall in Florida, it’s cool outside, and all you sports lovers out there are getting together with friends and family and heading to the stadium to cheer on your favorite sports teams. All that rooting for your team can work up an appetite! Hot dogs, nachos and burgers are often part of the stadium experienc [...]

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