Sanibel Island, FL

My current love interest and I drove to Sanibel on a whim while on a day trip to the gulf coast. He had never seen a sunset from the west before, so we spent the day exploring Sanibel then headed an hour south to Naples. Sanibel is not the cheapest day trip; start with a…

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…

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…

Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL

Wakodahatchee Wetlands is not the largest of these wetland preserves, but this is where I’ve seen the most wildlife. Waka (as we call it) is located on Jog Rd in Delray Beach, FL, a mere 7ish minutes from Green Cay Wetlands. There is a almost-a-mile long boardwalk trail that loops around the ponds, marshes, and…