Florida: Tampa area

My last stop in Florida was back over to the Gulf coast to attend a teacher workshop outside the St. Petersburg/Tampa area. The workshop was through a regional association for outdoor focus schools (ERAFANS), so it would be interesting since that’s my area of interest while also being great networking and to gather intel about […]

Florida: Miami area

I bummed around Miami for a few days here and there mainly for the beaches. The beaches! My first go through Miami was the tail end of my time with my travel buddy. We come into town and stayed in Little Havana for our last night before he headed back to real life. Not gonna […]

Florida: Bahia Honda and the road to the Keys

Having made our way east from Naples through the northern edge of Everglades, Kevin and I stopped off for the night in a random town called Palmetto Bay which was simply well positioned to take off in the morning for the Keys. I pulled up a handy app for finding van parking and we picked […]

Florida: the Everglades

After leaving Naples (well, both times actually) we/I stopped off along the way heading from west to east in the amazing natural phenomenon that is the Everglades and surrounding area. Before reaching the Everglades National Park, we reached Big Cyprus National Preserve, where we stopped to gather some info and lucked into a ranger talk […]

Florida: The Southern Gulf Coast

My first stop on the gulf coast was to once again impose upon my mother’s cousin I’d stayed with in Massachusetts. Steve and Margaret were just beginning a three month winter relocation in the quiet town of Rotunda West. This place was a planned community designed to look frankly like a crop circle with canals […]

Florida: St. Augustine

Driving south from Jekyll Island my first stop was Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, where I stopped off and checked out some cute little shops and streets. It was super laid back (well it was a Monday…) and I randomly met a group celebrating a birthday who invited me to join their distillery tasting, so […]