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One Day On Sanibel: Things To Do For Beach And Book Lovers

Sanibel Island is just off the coast of Florida near Fort Myers and it is one of the best places for shelling, not just in the US, but in the world. Yup. The whole world. When we went to Fort Myers in 2021, we went to Sanibel for a few hours two different mornings to…

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Nature-Lovers South Florida Road Trip: Where To Go And What To Do

I like to think I've seen a lot of Florida but at the same time, I know there is so much I haven't gotten to do yet. Strangely, I would say the majority of what I have seen and done here though is in South Florida which brings me to todays post. This is all…

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28 Incredible Places To Visit In Florida For Nature Lovers

I love Florida. When most people hear Florida they think Disney, but I think Florida is a paradise for outdoor activities, too. It may not be the west or have mountains, but it's still amazing. Between all the time I've been in Florida, it probably adds up to a year, maybe. I feel like I've…

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Big Cypress Or Everglades: The Great Swamp Debate

Or at least for now. So, which is better, Big Cypress or Everglades National Park? If you've been here a while, you may already know what I think, if not, welcome and keep reading! I love the Florida swamp. I love it. And I love one of these more than the other, but I won't…

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10 Easy Florida Hikes You Should Definitely Do

While I'm growing to love longer hikes (longer than I'm used to but still only 6-7 miles) I do still love a good short hike and there are so many short Florida hikes that are worth doing. These are all easy Florida hikes that don't require going through water (unless the trail floods, but don't…

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Kayaking The Ichetucknee River: The Perfect Afternoon Paddle (With Turtles!)

After spending a lot of winter time in Gainesville , I finally kayaked the Ichetucknee River. At the end of 2020. As I write this over a year later. So maybe I forgot about this post, it happens. But we're here today and I'm going to convince you to kayak Ichetucknee Springs, too. I hope.…

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Baby Gator Haven At St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

The only thing we knew we really wanted to do in Tallahassee was visit the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. I knew I wanted to go in the morning for the best lighting and the first day it rained so we decided to go for the next morning. We went early but not too early.…

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Lovers Key: A Shelling And White Sand Paradise In South Florida

A couple of years ago I got to visit Lovers Key State Park and found all kinds of fun shells. Then I left them in the bag for like a year and a half without being cleaned and couldn't get rid of the stink so I had to sacrifice them. I knew I wanted to…

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Delnor-Wiggins Pass Shelling: A Pretty OK Shelling Day In Florida

Back in January of 2020 when I visited south Florida, I really wanted to visit Delnor-Wiggins Pass to go shelling but didn't make it that trip so when I was planning this trip with my parents, I knew we had to go. I had pretty high expectations for no real reason and was a little…

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Caladesi Island State Park: Shelling And White Sand Beach Paradise In Florida

As I've already mentioned, when my parents came to visit, we had a shelling packed trip planned. Our first stop was Clearwater Beach after meeting up in Tallahassee and we did a lot of shelling here. Not super great shelling but shelling. I feel like we saw more sea specimens here than good shells (like…

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The Great Sanibel Shelling Showdown: Lighthouse Beach Vs Blind Pass Beach

Shelling on Sanibel is a bucket list topper for anyone that loves collecting sea shells. It's one of, if not the, best places in the world to go shelling and I finally got to visit this winter! When my parents came to visit Florida in March we had a big shelling focused trip planned and…

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8 Perfect Day Trips From Orlando To Get You Out Of The Theme Parks

Chances are, when you think Florida, you think Orlando. Or at least Disney. But there's so much more to Orlando than Disney. There's Universal, too. I'm kidding, today isn't about either of those. It's all about Orlando day trips. While there are so many amazing things to do in Orlando, there are just as many…

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24 Things To Do In Everglades City: Hiking Trails, Biking, Paddling, And More

I love Everglades City. I don't know where I want to live forever, but Everglades City is one of the contenders so far (along with Moab and the Asheville area, if you were curious.) Every January we make a trip down there and do the same things but also manage to find new things to…

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Get Your Bird On At The Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge On Sanibel

I love visiting wildlife refuges and one we knew we wanted to visit when my parents were here was the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. It's a tiny little refuge on the bay side of Sanibel. The first time they came to visit, we went to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge and…