The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown provided opportunities of productivity. For some, it was seeing how many wine bottles they could empty. For others, it was converting their creativity into new opportunities. Renaissance man Dr. Guy Harvey chose the latter.
If an Instagram image has inspired you to visit Florida, meet some of the talented photographers and Instagrammers behind the photos.
To kick off the season’s creepy mood, I joined some spirits at the Haunted Tavern in Bradenton. The 90-minute pop-up, interactive event is equal parts history, entertainment, and with each round of cocktails, lots of eerily fun.
“This is Christmas in a cup,” The Man Who Numbers said while pouring a sample of Spiced Rum in the tasting rum. I was looking for things to do in Sarasota one weekend and a free tour of Siesta Key Rum Distillery popped up on my radar.
The Peace River Wildlife Center is hosting the Fur, Feathers & Food fundraiser with carnival games, food, photo booth with animal ambassadors, and live music. Annually, it costs PRWC $90,000 to feed patient and resident native wildlife.
Baby alligators are chirping, grunting, and snapping out of their shells this time of year and Gatorama’s 18th Annual Alligator Hatching Festival is Aug. 21 – 29. Attendees can hold and hatch alligator eggs in their hands at 10665 U.S. Highway 27 in Palmdale, Fla.
Reading inspires adventure. After reading “The Orchid Thief” by Susan Orlean earlier this year, visiting Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park became a priority. I finally stepped foot in Florida’s largest state park and soon realized, I’ll need to make a return visit or two.
As the coronavirus pandemic swept into the Sunshine State and country, you may have missed the announcement of some adventure trails launched in 2020 and 2021. Five destinations with trails are uniquely Florida. They all are fun to follow and offer a new way to discover a slice of Florida.
Paddling the Peace River is something you must do to be considered a true Floridian. Even us Yankees who relocated to the Sunshine State can earn our Florida cred by paddling a portion (or all) 106 miles of the Peace from Polk County in Central Florida to Charlotte Harbor in Southwest Florida. Here’s a confession, up until March, I have never paddled the Peace River.
I love camping but I’m at the age where hotel camping is more my speed. Needing to reconnect with nature and center my soul, I used HipCamp to find a sweet Florida glamping spot near Jacksonville called the Good Karma HoneyBee Bnb.
Interested in planning a shelling vacation in Southwest Florida? Following is a response I provided a reader looking for advice on planning her shelling vacation.
Wondering where to eat in Punta Gorda, Florida? Give the Thai dishes at Peace River Beer Company a try!
Lush, dense forests, ancient oak trees, boardwalk trails, and history are some of the reasons to visit Highlands Hammock State Park. Here’s what I love about this Sebring park.
Discovering treasure hunting during the pandemic has been a bright spot It’s a way of getting outside, keeping my body and mind active, staying safe by socially distancing from others, and discovering new places, whether in my neighborhood or another state.
There’s a small plot of land in Tampa’s Ybor City neighborhood owned by the Cuban government. Yes, seriously. I mean, it’s Florida so anything’s really possible.