Category: Nature & Outdoors

Tampa With Kids: The Best Way To See the City Is From the Water

On our recent trip to Tampa with the kids we received free tickets to a sightseeing cruise aboard one of Tampa Water Taxi Co.’s boats.    Tampa is a one of  the most picturesque harbors in Florida  and it’s waterfront is filled with beautiful hotels, homes, museums, shipyards and many other attractions.  As we looked …

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Carnaval del Mar a Celebration of Nature and Latino Culture at the Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium in Tampa celebrated it’s first annual Carnaval del Mar this past weekend and I received complimentary tickets to attend the festivities as part of a press trip.This is part of of my series of articles: Tampa With Kids.    We had visited the Florida Aquarium a couple of times in the past …

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Cayo Costa: An Island of Enchanting Natural Beauty

Cayo Costa also known as La Costa Island, a barrier island on Florida’s Gulf Coast, has some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida and is considered one of the best places for shelling in the world. Nine miles of beautiful beaches and acres of pine forests, oak-palm hammocks and mangrove swamps make this barrier …

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Sanibel Sea School: Teaching Kids to Fall In Love With the Ocean

During our recent trip to South Seas Island Resort my children had the opportunity to attend Sanibel Sea School free as part of a press trip. Dedicated to teaching children and adults about marine ecosystems Sanibel Sea School is located in Sanibel Island with a second campus inside the South Seas Island Resort in Captiva.  The …

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Blueberry Picking at Berry Best Farms

I have been attempting to go berry picking since I moved to Southwest Florida 11 years ago. This past week I received a tip that Berry Best Farms expanded their picking hours due to their large crop of sun ripened organic blueberries. I, at last, jumped at the opportunity. With the promise of a fresh baked blueberry pie for …

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Family Fun in Paradise at South Seas Island Resort

When I was growing up we enjoyed many of our family vacations at our beach house.  My most cherished memories are of those days spent collecting seashells, playing in the pool and drinking coconut water right out of the coconut.  At night we chased fireflies, went out with our flashlights to look for crabs or …

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The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Celebrates Grand Reopening

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Gran Reopening Festival took place this past weekend welcoming the community to it’s brand new 21-acre nature experience.  The two day festival served both as the official opening of the new Nature Center, the culmination of a 20 million dollar project, and as a celebration of Earth Day.     …

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Earth Day: Learning About Wildlife Conservation in Busch Gardens, Tampa

Our family really enjoys going out on fun trips and visiting attractions and parks.  When we choose a place to visit we try to things to do as a family that will not only be fun but that will also provide a learning experience for my children.  That is the case with Busch Gardens , a …

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Lakes Park Farmers Market- A breath of fresh air

Is there anything better than shopping in the fresh air? Visitors and residence in Southwest Florida can take advantage of the mild winters with a stroll through The Lakes Park Farmer’s Market every Friday morning from November through the end of April.   The outdoor market is nestled inside Lakes Park in Fort Myers. It’s …

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“Monday After The Masters” Golf Event & Celebration at South Seas Island Resort

One day after The Masters gives out its iconic green jacket, South Seas Island Resort will give out the coveted Captiva Green Jacket during its second annual “Monday After The Masters” Golf Event and Sunset Community Celebration Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m. The resort’s Par 3 golf course is a backdrop for Sanibel and …

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