THE SUNSHINE STATE FLORIDA

Florida is a huge state, there is so much to see and do. I spent my time exploring two areas: Sebring and Martin County. Coming from northern Italy, a very mountainous region, and this being my first time exploring in the States, I was not really sure what to expect. However, I was excited to find out!

After a 10 hour flight from Italy, I made it to the sunshine state! I arrived at the Miami International Airport and drove for 2-3 hours north to my very first destination: Sebring. @visitsebring #chooseyourspeed

Lake Jackson Fishing Peer

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Highlands Hammock State Park

 
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Sebring DOwntown

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 These are some of the attractions I visited, the first one being the FADED bistro where I had a delicious lunch break. After that, I went to SEBRING SODA to look at their unique collection of Soda from all around the world. Next up was the SUGAR SAND DISTILLERY where I did some rum tasting and learned everything about how they produce their own rum and had a couple of drinks with the friendly owner.


After that I went to the MON CIRQUE BAR a very tasteful hip and funky wine bar, just see for yourself!

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Florida is known for its oranges, so I went to check out a local store where they sell local products. They also had really yummy orange ice cream! Welcome to MAXWELL GROVE!

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After my wonderful time at the INN ON THE LAKE (which by the way was one of the nicest hotels I stayed in a while), it was time to explore to see Florida’s coast. Off to Martin County! @discovermartin #discovermartin


My first stop was the beach where I enjoyed the sunset and the blue hour. The best location for that is the House of Refuge. Built as one of ten along the east coast of Florida, it is the oldest structure in Martin County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Houses of Refuge were designated as havens for shipwrecked sailors and travelers along the sparsely populated Atlantic coastline of Florida. The Houses played a critical role in a time when sailing ships dominated the world commerce.

House OF REFUGUE

 
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Next up is one of my favorite location I’ve visited. All across Martin County you can find these beautiful streets with Oak trees on the sides. One, for example, is the Martin Grade Scenic Highway. The one that you can see in my photos is a little bit more remote and, less cars passing by. This location is on the Saint Lucie BLVD in Stuart.

 
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Another beautiful day here in Martin County, Florida. I went to visit the Ohana Surf Shop to see what the local surfers are all about. The shop has a super cool vintage looking YELLOW bus, and you can meet Nugget, their dog in the shop!

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Here are some more impressions from Martin County. Thank you @visitflorida for having me, it was such a fun time! Hopefully I will be back sooner than later!

 
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