Confirming the Nomenclature of Big Cypress National Preserve

Winter is the absolute best time to get outdoors in South Florida. While the rest of the country shivers, we’re enjoying mild temperatures (highs around 70) and blissfully low humidity, at least as compared to the rest of the year. A cold snap is particularly welcome because it drives off or kills the blood-thirsty mosquitoes … Read more

Rocketing Up the Learning Curve at Jonathan Dickinson State Park

We snagged a campsite for the week of Thanksgiving at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound, where we planned to have our first extended camping experience with our new Airstream trailer while being close to family to celebrate the holiday. The park is packed with enticing amenities and activities, so we hoped to enjoy … Read more

Evacuating From Hurricane Irma

I had hoped that my next post would be about snorkeling in Biscayne Bay — a great outdoor activity I want to enjoy before Miami’s long summer ends — but nature had other plans. We’re in the middle of another busy Atlantic hurricane season, and just weeks after being gripped by horrifying images of Hurricane … Read more