Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Exploring Florida: It's a living!
Video on Kevin Mims' YouTube site.
Kevin Mims has a remarkably enviable job. He gets paid to paddle Florida's most beautiful rivers, swim in refreshingly bubbly springs and explore natural caverns or underwater coral reefs, then shoot video and write on his blog about his experiences.
Mims is a Florida Insider for Visit Florida, the state's non-profit marketing operation. He's billed as an outdoors and nature expert on visitflorida.com Web site, which makes a lot of sense. He's a native Floridian and an avid outdoors adventurer.
"Living in rural Florida, I'm always outside camping, hiking, biking and paddling all over the Sunshine State," Mims says on visitflorida. com. He grew up near Inverness and spent time as a youth exploring the Okefenokee Swamp in south Georgia.
The Palm Beach Post recently published a feature story on Mims after he stopped in West Palm on his way up the east coast from a trip to the Keys. He travels about 30,000 miles a year.