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…

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…

Matheson Hammock Park, FL

Matheson Hammock is a Miami-Dade County park south of Coral Gables. This is another one of those parks that I found by looking on a map and driving to see what the green blob was. There is a $5/car fee, then once you drive in you can go toward the marina or follow the road…