Fossil Hunting in Peace River -Arcadia, FL

Upon first glance Peace River doesn’t seem like the kind of water you want to jump balls deep into. Murky with alligators…yikes. Here, though, it’s worth it. The alligators don’t give a hoot about you, and spending some time sifting through the gravel banks of the river yields some exciting rewards. We rented kayaks at…

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…

Kayaking in Rookery Bay, Naples, FL

I came across Up a Creek Kayak tours by googling “sunset paddling in south Florida.” This was a great find and a beautiful kayak tour. We did the full moon paddle in November, and the weather was perfect. We met at a small put-out that is part of the water trail system and kayaked for…