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One of the resident wolves at Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples, Fla., April 24, 2022.
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Florida Travel: Meditate with Wolves at Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples

Wolves and Florida seem like an unlikely pair but in Naples, there’s a special sanctuary for wolves and wolfdogs. In addition to touring the facility and learning more about the residents, meditation sessions are sometimes available at Shy Wolf Sanctuary.

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Things to do in Southwest Florida: Jet Boat with Pure Naples

There’s just something special about being on the open water basking in the Florida sunshine and gripping on for dear life as a wall of Gulf of Mexico’s salty water bathes over you. That something special is called pure fun and last month I shared this experience with my parents during a Jet Boat Tour […]

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Alligator Hugging in Naples, Florida. Yeah, That’s Right. Gator Hugging.

Mike Sturgill sat in his Naples, Fla., souvenir shop stroking his pet named “Bobby.” With the exception of an occasional eye blink, Bobby stood still and I swear, I saw contentment on his face. If he were a cat, he’d be purring. “Would you like to hug him?” Sturgill, aka “Gatorman Mike,” asked as the […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Naples Botanical Garden, Florida

The 170-acre Naples Botanical Garden opened to the public in 2009 and I’m glad attending the Florida Outdoor Writer Association Annual Conference in Naples this week allowed me to visit this amazing collection of botanicals. Naples is located at 26th latitude north. The subtropical climate allows the garden to display plants between that latitude and […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Lichen Corkscrew Sanctuary

Oops! Realized last Thursday night I had forgotten to post a Wordless Wednesday image last week. The holiday weekend and business travel threw me for a loop. Sorry! But hope you enjoy this one taken at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Fla., Saturday. It’s of colorful lichen on a trail fence.

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