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REVIEW: Shell Factory & Nature Park, where to buy shells and gifts in Florida

From shells galore to great food, a little fudge and animals, the Shell Factory & Nature Park is a great place to do a little seashell hunting while also enjoying a few hours out along with a tasty seafood meal. Located in Southwest Florida, the Shell Factory is a community staple that has been around for about 70 years while offering great prices...

A spiney lobster out in the open
Fish and Fishing

Pine Island Florida

Pine Island Florida is in a unique location. To get there you drive across two islands and three bridges, or come by boat. It’s separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Pine Island Sound and barrier islands. It’s the largest island off the Southwestern coast of Florida. It’s not on the coast, and it’s not on the mainland. It’s sandwiched in between.

Pine Trees on Pine Island Florida

The Cape Coral Yacht Club

There are many parts to the Cape Coral Yacht Club. It has evolved from little more than a neighborhood park into a multifaceted destination, but it still has flaws.

A bride in a beach wedding dress

Bowman’s Beach- Beach Fishing for Snook and Tarpon

Bowman’s Beach on Sanibel is one of the best beaches in the world. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report rated it as the 8th best. It’s a beautiful beach with no buildings in sight. In Summer it’s a great place to fish for snook and tarpon.

Aligators in Florida

How to clean and preserve sea urchins

Florida’s beaches, as well as other beaches around the world, beckon with soft white sand, gentle waves and the promise of a world class shelling adventure. Seashells and coral can be found along Florida’s shores regularly along with other unique and prized finds- sea urchins. Unfortunately, most of the time sea urchins found on the beach still contain piece of meat and sometimes spines, making the need to clean them easy to see and smell.

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Sanibel Causeway: Free Parking and lots of Things to do

For many tourists, the Sanibel Causeway is no more than a scenic route to their island destination. But to many locals, the Causeway is the destination, and justifiably so.

A lionfish in Florida

REVIEW: Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, butterflies in Floirda

There are many different sought out activities in Key West, let alone the Florida Keys, and because of this it can be hard to choose which ones to do while on vacation. In order to help solve this problem we decided to check out one of the more known local attractions, the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, and see if it’s worth a visit. Want to know what we thought? Read below!

A bride and a law book on a Florida beach.

Sand Key Lighthouse Reef- Snorkeling Key West

Home to the third largest barrier reef in the world, the Florida Barrier Reef, the Florida Keys are the ideal destination for those seeking endless sunshine over beautiful tropical fish filled waters. The barrier reef itself spans the entire length of the Florida Keys and is filled with 100s of miniature reefs that in turn create the world renown reef line. One of the most popular parts of the reef line? None other than the famed Sand Key Lighthouse Reef, a reef brimming with tropical fish, corals and an ever changing beach.

Matlacha Bridge Sunrise
Fish and Fishing

How to grow and care for oleander in Florida

Planting oleander is an easy way to brighten up a Florida garden. Oleander produce profuse groups of striking blossoms with minimum care, and they bloom most of the year. It never gets too hot or too cold for oleander in Florida. Oleander care couldn’t be easier, but beware of the oleander caterpillar.