Florida Travel: Koala Encounter at ZooTampa
Feb09

Florida Travel: Koala Encounter at ZooTampa

News of the catastrophic bushfires in Australia is heartbreaking and upsetting. So much so, I participated in the Koala Encounter at ZooTampa.

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My Summer Getaway to Death Valley National Park
Feb04

My Summer Getaway to Death Valley National Park

A summer getaway to Death Valley probably does not top everyone’s vacation list but it is an experience I recommend you try at least once.

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20 Florida Events & Festivals to Experience in 2020
Dec29

20 Florida Events & Festivals to Experience in 2020

From scrub-jays to soda and frog legs to swamp cabbage, here are 20 Florida events and festivals to experience in 2020.

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Nibbling Florida’s Wild Edibles with Green Deane
Nov05

Nibbling Florida’s Wild Edibles with Green Deane

Urban foraging is harvesting free food in urban environments. Not sure if you can eat the weeds in your backyard? Green Deane leads classes in Florida to help students identify wild edibles in their backyards and green (and not so green) spaces.

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How I Enjoy the Outdoors with My Dog
Aug06

How I Enjoy the Outdoors with My Dog

In the three years Radcliff has been in my life, I have learned a thing or two. This is how I enjoy the outdoors with my dog.

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Florida Travel: #WingsoftheWest Mural Trail in West Volusia County
Jul22
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How I Got Buzzed (by Bees) on My Birthday
Jun11

How I Got Buzzed (by Bees) on My Birthday

Here is a tale of getting a buzz, by bees, on my birthday with an #Airbnb Experience. It was exhilarating yet a little scary, being surrounded by honeybees in Southwest Ranches near Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

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Florida Travel: Sunken Gardens, a Paradise in the City
May28

Florida Travel: Sunken Gardens, a Paradise in the City

Nestled in downtown St. Petersburg among strip malls is Sunken Gardens, a paradise in the city. The botanical paradise is a living museum and one of Florida’s oldest roadside attractions.

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Florida Travel: Exotic Wildlife Refuge in Arcadia
May27

Florida Travel: Exotic Wildlife Refuge in Arcadia

How does Florida continue to surprise me? Earlier this spring I visited an exotic wildlife refuge in Arcadia, complete with lions, tigers, a bear, and more.

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This Non-Profit is Inspiring Women to Make Waves in the World of Fishing
May21

This Non-Profit is Inspiring Women to Make Waves in the World of Fishing

Only 19 percent of women who fish see themselves in the sport, which is why this non-profit is inspiring women to make waves.

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A Kayaking Trip Reminds Me I Am Enough
May16
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Florida Travel: Snorkeling in the Manatee Capital of the World, Crystal River
May14

Florida Travel: Snorkeling in the Manatee Capital of the World, Crystal River

Snorkeling with manatees in Crystal River is checked off my bucket list. “Munch. Munch. Munch.” is what I heard while floating like Superman.

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Florida Travel: Quick Visit to Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park with My Dog
May02

Florida Travel: Quick Visit to Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park with My Dog

It has been years since I last visited the Maclay Gardens. Earlier this spring, I found my way back to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers and worked in a quick visit to the park, bringing my dog.

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Florida Travel: A Walk in the Dark at Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville
Apr14

Florida Travel: A Walk in the Dark at Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville

Hear all the creatures who chirp, squawk, and bark in the dark during a nighthike at the Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville.

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Books to Inspire Young Readers to Protect Water Quality
Apr07

Books to Inspire Young Readers to Protect Water Quality

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. These three books will inspire young readers to protect Florida’s water quality.

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