I am a native resident of the often underappreciated yet very unique coastal metropolis of Jacksonville.  With more than 850,000 residents living with its limits, Jacksonville is Florida’s largest city and the 12th largest city in the United States.  In many ways defined by its aquatic setting, Jacksonville is bisected by the curving, north-flowing St. … More Jacksonville

Kingsley Plantation

  Located on Fort George Island in northern Jacksonville, Kingsley Plantation is a historic cotton plantation where the home of slave-owner Zephaniah Kingsley and the ruins of 25 tabby slave cabins dating from the first half of the nineteenth-century still stand.  The plantation grounds are located along the scenic Ft. George River and surrounded by the … More Kingsley Plantation


Mayport is a tiny but distinctive neighborhood in the city of Jacksonville situated where the St. Johns River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. It was named such because this is the site where French Hugenot Jean Ribault is believed to have first landed on May 1, 1562.  Today, historic Mayport is simply a rustic shrimping … More Mayport