Shy Wolf Sanctuary – Naples, FL

This place is my shit. Shy Wolf Sanctuary is a refuge for wolves, wolf-dogs, and other abandoned or neglected animals such as cougars, fennec foxes, arctic foxes, prairie dogs, bobcats, and others. It’s privately owned on a large residential-style property; to get in you call ahead or make a reservation online then ring a bell at…

Slick Rock – Three Rivers, CA

Three Rivers is a small town outside of the entrance to Sequoia National Park. The first thing you see as you’re traveling east on highway 198 is Slick Rock. I’m told it’s also referred to as “Slicky”. This area has camping, bike trails, rock climbing, and the Kaweah River. The river leads to nearby Lake…

Tigertail Beach – Marco Island, FL

I swam with sharks here. Marco Island is just south of Naples and where I had what I believe is the coolest beach experience I’ve had in North America so far. I’ve never been outside of North America but whatever. Tigertail boasts hard-packed sand, tons of fiddler crabs, a lagoon, a mangrove path, and a…