Dolphins are among the most intelligent animals on Earth, with a brain-body ratio that is second only to humans. It is a life-altering experience to see these amazing creatures in their natural environment. It’s no surprise that many people consider dolphin sightings in the wild a top priority on their bucket lists. It is a very humble […]

We were fortunate to grow up in Miami during the 1980s and have one of the most beautiful zoos in Florida. The backdrop to many Saturday family outings and summer camps was the Metro Zoo, now ZooMiami. It was a wonderful experience to see a zoo that is at the forefront of animal welfare and husbandry. Metro Zoo […]

Tarpon are one of the most sought-after fish in Florida. This fish is well-known throughout Florida. It can leap up to 10 feet and rattle its gills. They can grow to be quite large. They are also known as Silver Sides or Sabalo or Silver Kings. They are edible but not very common because of the small bones and […]

Are you visiting Florida or are you a Florida resident looking for the best aquariums? Going to Florida’s aquariums is a great way to have fun with your family and learn more about the amazing planet we live on. It’s not surprising that Florida boasts many aquariums featuring a variety of sea creatures. Florida aquariums are among the […]

It doesn’t take a topographic chart to see that Florida is flat. So it might surprise you to learn that singletrack mountain riding exists in Florida. Although it is not the same as riding singletrack through the mountains, Florida mountain bikers can enjoy a variety of difficulties on the trails. Here are five terrific singletrack […]

Disney World, golf courses, and white sand beaches are well-known in Florida, but mountain biking? The Alafia River State Park, located near suburban Hillsborough County, is a picturesque jewel not far from Tampa. The park and nearby areas were strips mined for phosphates until the 1960s, resulting in some of the state’s most dramatic elevation […]

We’ve been watching this huge bike path expand from our home on the eastern end over the last seven years. The project utilized existing paved bike lanes and enlarged them to provide vital links that allow more people to access them. It isn’t a stand-alone undertaking, and it connects to a broader network of bike […]

Locals with shopping baskets on fat-tire bikes pedal to adjacent food markets and laundromats on the completed sections of the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail. However, by the middle of the decade, when the trail may be 95 percent paved and off-road, it will provide the most significant transportation upgrade for tourists pedaling the Florida […]

It’s no secret that Florida offers some of the gorgeous outdoor settings in the country, as well as some of the most incredible fauna. The Sunshine State is ideal for a pleasant hiking excursion, with everything from the coast to hardwood forests, lakes, and all in between. You will not be sorry if you take […]

Segways were the rage a few years ago in adventure tours, and Segway sightseeing excursions were all the rage in Florida. Today’s adventure is zip lining. Whether you’re addicted to the thrill of zip lining or have never done it but want to, there are a variety of options accessible in Florida. Choose from stand-alone […]

We warned Lori Hauswirth that I couldn’t handle a technical Trail, so she decided to do a short, simple loop to introduce me to the NTN Noquemanon Trail network, Marquette’s extensive mountain bike Trail network. She is the executive director of this route network that surrounds the city and offers more than 50 miles of […]

With the bikes loaded, we took the very wrong road to High Rock Bay. After about half a mile, Sandy felt the road would be too technical for her and she came back. I thought I could do it, ‘ I continued. It was a difficult three miles or so before I could see the […]

Call 185, or 8.2. Or better yet, the most picturesque state highway in Michigan. You may have heard: this is the dream of a cyclist. Mostly flat, great views, and just a mile from traffic jams. More importantly, there’s not a single car on M-185. Never was, never will be. Welcome to the time chain […]

When we were looking for bike paths in Virginia, Front Royal appeared on our radar. We knew this as a community of the Appalachian Trail because we stayed there during our 2020 hike, but we didn’t expect it to be a place to cycle. Who knew? We had found an approximate map Online, but we […]

Hiking the Florida Trail does not resemble any of the other National Scenic Trails in the United States, starting with the terrain. Yes, it is” flat ” compared to other states, but you will be surprised the botanical diversity and the hills and ridges will be more evident when you reach it. Our hiking season […]

Along its winding 266-mile route between the Okeefenokee swamp and the Gulf of Mexico, the Suwannee River is home to countless Springs, sandy beaches and tributaries that descend into the river as waterfalls. Florida’s first long-distance Paddle Trail, the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, offers an amazing adventure from White Springs to paddle in the Gulf […]

I grew up along the lagoon of the Indian River and always took bioluminescence in the water for granted. As a young man, I sailed late at night. The trail of my boat shone through bioluminescence, a phenomenon I had never experienced before. What happened then is to make this veil that I will never […]

Gliding through the St. Johns in a kayak on a gray morning, it was hard to imagine that more than 250 years ago two strangers in this strange country called Florida did the same in this place. I was here with Sandy to participate in the first Bartram Adventure Tour. We stayed with Linda Crider, […]

Where a natural entrance was once bathed by the barrier island of Cocoa Beach, a cluster of islands was home to the first inhabitants of Florida. Now it is one of the most popular places to paddle along the Space Coast. It’s been years since I paddled the Thousand Islands, but my old friend Bobby, […]

With the aim of connecting the main sources along the River St.Johns in Volusia County, the Spring to Spring Trail continues to grow. Years ago, when other drivers alerted us on a continuous road between Gemini Springs and Green Springs, we made it our business to try it out. Shortly afterwards we discovered a much […]

The cross Seminole Trail is a backbone for access to parks and trails throughout the county and is anchored by two former rail rights that met in Oviedo. However, there is a gap between the two parts of the trail that radiate from Oviedo, and not a single starting point for both. That is why […]

After a tour along the Florida Keys on the Overseas Heritage Trail, there was something else to do: connect to the mainland. It was confusing that when US 1 was extended between Key Largo and Florida City over the past decade, no accommodation was made to operate a bike path for the Greenway along the […]

Combining the rugged terrain and beauty in one package, it’s no wonder the Suwannee section of the Florida Trail is very popular with backpackers, especially in early spring when fragrant wild azaleas are in bloom. Experience challenging terrain as you climb in and out of valleys dug deep by floodwaters and tributaries feeding the Suwannee […]

Four days, 39 miles: that’s just part of the challenge of the Citrus Hiking Trail, the second-longest trail on a stretch of land in the state of Florida. Add aggressive rolling sandhills, steep descents into canyons and rocky trails, and you’ll get one of Florida’s roughest hikes. Due to Extreme contrasts in habitats, from deep […]

I was not at all happy that this alligator blocked the way. Swamp left of us, swamp right. There was no other way back to the starting point of the hike. And you absolutely do not want to get within twenty feet of an alligator. We tried to hit our trekking poles on the ground, […]