Briggs Boardwalk – Naples, FL

This is a 1/2 mile boardwalk trail in the Rookery Bay Estuary area. Is it something I’d drive specifically to Naples for? Nah. But it’s a nice walk if you’re in the area. There’s a nature center too but I’ve never been there while it was open. Take Collier Blvd south from Naples, turn right…

Fox Observatory – Sunrise, FL

Fox Observatory is located within Markham Park. This place is primarily known for its bike trails, target range, and campground. I’ve only been there at night to stargaze, however, so I can’t speak to the other amenities. All I know is that the observatory provides people like me with no space-viewing tools or planet-locating knowledge…

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…

Turtlefest 2015 – Loggerhead Marinelife Center – Juno Beach, FL

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is located on US-1 next to Juno Dunes Natural Area. It’s a non-profit marine education and ocean conservation center focusing on sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation. This is a green-certified facility and one of the newer and nicer rehab centers that I’ve seen. When you enter the building, there’s a welcome desk…