Safari Edventure – Homestead, FL

This is the kind of zoo alternative that I support. Safari Edventure is a non-profit organization run by volunteers who passionately care about the rescued, rehabilitated, and re-homed animals that live there. They house arctic wolves, a kangaroo, a wallaby, coatimundi, pigs, lemurs, donkeys, reptiles, foxes, porcupine, and all kinds of other critters. No animals were…

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…

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – Miami, FL 

Ornate gardens, all perfectly landscaped. A lavish European-palace inspired home. People taking photos. Provocative sculptures. That’s Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in a nutshell. The mistake we made was going in the middle of a summer day. That shit was excruciatingly hot. I dunked my head into one of the fountains in an attempt to find temporary respite…