Category: Nature & Outdoors

Rabbit Run Farm: Heirloom and Specialty Produce in Fort Myers

heirloom cherry tomatoes

Located in Fort Myers Rabbit Run Farm is the place to go if you are looking for fresh local produce. Here you will find a variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs that are available anywhere else in Southwest Florida. Well known by the area’s chef’s this gem is still unknown to many people. I first …

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Three Books That Teach Kids About Florida Ecosystems

The Mangrove Tree

I was provided with a copy of An Afternoon in Mosquito Lagoon, A New Home For An Old Friend – Responsible Aquarium Stewardship, and The Mangrove Tree Top to Bottom, Bottom to Top . However all opinions are my own. We love living in Southwest Florida and one of our favorite things, besides the wonderful climate, …

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Discovering Key West’s Natural Beauty With Fury Key West Water Adventures

fury key west commotion of the ocean sailboat

When people think about taking a trip to the Florida Keys they usually think of going out to bars and restaurants or enjoying the street performers and artist on Mallory Square during the sunset celebration. But few people get to see the natural side of Key West.  Key West and the Florida Keys in general …

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National Estuaries Day at Rookery Bay – Free Admission!

For generations people have traveled to and settled along the Southwest Florida’s Coast to be near the water ways that spill into the Gulf of Mexico. On Saturday, September 28th the country will once again celebrate the amazing habitats nestled at the meeting point of river and sea at 28 different estuarine research reserves across …

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The Ringling Brothers Center for Elephant Conservation: Making a Difference

baby elephant

Disclosure: We received an invitation to visit the The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation and our travel and accommodations where provided. However all opinions are sincere and are my own. When you think of Asian elephants and Ringling Bros. the image of them performing probably comes to mind. But what you …

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Key West Express, the Best Way to Travel from Southwest Florida to the Keys

Key West Express

We visited the Florida Keys two years ago and although the drive across the overseas highway is truly beautiful this time around we where looking for a more convenient and quicker way to get there and boy did we find it!  We boarded the Key West express from Fort Myers Beach and in less than …

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South Seas Island Resort Offers Romantic Escape For Fall

With summer slowly disappearing over the horizon and school back in session for most students, parents may be longing for a few nights away in paradise. I know I am!  Nothing like getting away from it all to relax and recharge our batteries. So I am really excited to share with my readers this awesome …

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Tampa With Kids: Getting Close and Personal With Animals At the Lowry Park Zoo

Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to visit the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, one of the best family zoos in the US for families. However all opinions are sincere and are my own.   Just a couple of hours away from Southwest Florida the Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is considered one of the best family …

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A Chilling Good Time At SeaWorld’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins

I was provided with press tickets to SeaWorld so I could share my experience at SeaWorld’s newest attraction Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins. However all opinions are sincere and are my own.    Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin is SeaWorld’s newest attraction and we could not wait to experience this icy adventure which combines penguin …

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Rookery Bay: Showcasing Southwest Florida’s Natural Beauty

  Southwest Florida is blessed with a pristine coastal ecosystem brimming with remarkable creatures and breathtaking scenery.  Located at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida, the Rookery Bay Estuarine National Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America.  The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning …

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