International Women’s Day 2021!

Otentik Sunshade Nano Beach Tent

Since 1911, International Women’s Day has been globally celebrated annually on March 8th. It is intended to bring awareness and celebration to the social, economic, cultural and political successes of women globally. There remains a place needed for International Women’s Day worldwide as equality is a goal we’re working on collectively, and though much has […]

The Versatile Otentik Sunshade

Otentik Sunshade beach tent sun umbrella by Outsiders USA

Otentik sunshades are amazing at delivering a versatile range of use. If you’re at the beach, on the river, car camping or even in the snow, your Otentik beach tent can be adjusted to suit your outdoor adventure and protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. Here are some examples of the many ways you […]

Ginnie Springs, A Slice of Pure Florida

Ginnie Springs Paddle Boarding Outsiders USA paddle tour

Florida has more fresh water springs than can be found anywhere else in the world. Amazing, right?! We love exploring new springs, but find ourselves returning again and again to some of our favorites. Ginnie Springs is one of them. The Devil’s Spring System includes three springs with breath-taking views that many freedivers and scuba […]

Ukulele Group Lessons

At Outsiders we are always looking for those must have items for your outdoor adventures. When our small shop opened in Historic Downtown DeLand, our focus was on essential outdoor gear. Ukuleles were a natural addition as they are relatively easy to learn and transport. I mean…who doesn’t love singing songs around the camp fire? […]

Rainbow Springs Paddle & Swim

Rainbow Springs Paddle with Outsiders USA

Location: KP Hole Park 9435 SW 190th Avenue Road Dunnellon, FL 34432 Where to launch: We launch from KP hole and either paddle up the 1.5 miles to the swimming area or the full 4 mile paddle downstream to Blue Run. Paddling upstream you’ll find gorgeous clear blue water and lots of excellent swimming spots. […]

Paddle boarding at Wekiva Springs

Wekiva Island Bridge

Location: Wekiva Springs State Park 1800 Wekiwa Circle Where to launch: You can launch from inside the state park or at Wekiva Island. Paddling from one to the other is so enjoyable, offering you lots of opportunity to spot wildlife. We recommend launching at the state park and paddling to the island for a food/drinks […]

Alexander Springs Run

Alexander Springs with Outsiders USA

Location: Alexander Springs Recreation Area is located between Astor and Altoona to the east of SR 19 and the west of the St. Johns River and CR 445-A. Where to launch: We launch from under the CR 445-A bridge, and paddle upstream to the Alexander Springs Recreation Area. Fees: No fees to launch from the […]

Kings Landing

Kings Landing Outsiders Paddleboarding

Kings Landing is one of our favorite spots in central Florida! Located in Apopka on Rock Springs Run, this private launch is about a 1.2 mile paddle downstream of from Rock Springs, and about 8.5 miles upstream of Wekiva Springs. The pristine, clear waters of the “Emerald Cut” are a gorgeous paddle through a narrow, […]