Manatee Springs- Where manatees are the snowbird vacationers in these balmy Florida springs.

Manatees swim into the Gulf of Mexico and into Florida’s many springs in search of warmer climes during the winter months. The water in the springs remains a warm 72º F, making them the perfect place for manatees to wait out the winter. The river bottom is covered in grassy kelp, a manatee’s favorite dish. Other native…

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A Night at the Museum, Fort Myers Style

Museums hold the keys to many mysteries and are one of the best ways to really discover any area you visit. The museums you’ll find in Fort Myers vary widely in content and activities. Most are not quiet, buttoned-up spaces but more interactive and adventurous. Take for example the Imaginarium where you can stand in a wind…

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TOP 9 PLACES FOR PADDLE BOARDING IN FLORIDA

Florida has a plethora of beautiful waterways where you can immerse yourself in the stand up paddle boarding craze. Standing tall atop a brilliant purple paddleboard, I glide through the Intracoastal Waterway in Jupiter. This is my first time paddleboarding in Florida, and already I feel as though I’m walking on water. The board affords me…

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Florida’s Devils Den Spring is a must see!!!

ABOUT DEVILS DEN SPRING   Bought in 1993 by the current owners, this natural wonder has been transformed from a simple scuba diving site to a world-class tourist attraction.   Visit one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den Spring! This underground spring inside a dry cave has been home to many extinct animal fossils dating back to the Pleistocene Age,…

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Reasons Renting Is Better Than Buying

A lifelong goal many citizens strive to achieve is homeownership. While many people in North America own their own homes today, this wasn't always the case. Historically, families either needed to build their own homes or rent a home from someone else. While both renting and buying have their own sets of financial advantages, renting…

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Explore venues in Florida that are not Disney or beaches!

Believe it or not, there are many enjoyable activities within the huge state’s borders that don’t have anything to do with Disney or beaches. Florida gets downplayed more than almost any other state in terms of its entertainment options. People know of the worlds of wonder that open within Disney’s walls. As for its beaches, visitors flock to Florida’s coastal…

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Florida Bucket List!

From the ocean to the Everglades, this tropical paradise has plenty to see and do! With beautiful beaches, fantastic weather, plenty of wildlife, fun theme parks, and fantastic food, it's no wonder that Florida is an extremely popular destination for vacationers and snowbirds alike. Whether you've been to Florida a thousand times or you're headed…

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Hiking in Fort Myers FL!

Fort Myers and its surrounding coastal communities have a lot to offer for outdoor recreation, thanks to an aggressive natural lands program in Lee County that has protected large drainages into the estuaries along the coast as well as lands along the Caloosahatchee River and near the headwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp.   Trails and Parks in…

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