Invited to Hot Springs to hang out with our hiker friends Chuck & Tigger, we headed back to this pleasant Appalachian Trail community for the second time this year.
Great places we're found to stay while traveling
A private nature retreat north of Milton, Coldwater Gardens is a study in serenity, melding camping, gardening, and enjoyment of natural habitats along the Coldwater Creek basin.
Some folks know where to place a porch, and Mr. Fred Babcock was one of them. His Cypress Lodge is deep in Babcock Ranch, set on a creek draining into the Telegraph Swamp. On a visit there, I watched a gator sunning on the shore, wood storks and ibises winging their way above the dark […]
In Baraboo, Wisconsin after Chicago, we realized there were more people riding with us on the “el” than I think live in Baraboo, and we quickly found more things to do in Baraboo than time to do them.
Situated along Charlotte Harbor in Punta Gorda, Fisherman’s Village provides a great base camp for outdoor recreation at Babcock Ranch and along the coast.
Here at the Herlong Mansion enjoying breakfast while looking out over orange trees and azaleas. Starting a few days of meanders through North Florida in search of geocaches along some of the region’s most spectacular trails, with the La Chua Trail at Paynes Prairie first on the list. Stay tuned!
If you’re visiting natural areas in Panama City Beach, Pinnacle Port provides direct access to Lake Powell for paddling and hiking to the outfall of this coastal dune lake.
Inside the lobby of the Sanibel Harbour Resort, exhibits portray the 1800s cattle drives down to this point along the waterfront on San Carlos Bay, Punta Rassa.
It’s been years since I hung out with friends Tom & Susan Schmidt during their annual winter foray to Summer Haven, a tiny community along the sea south of St. Augustine. Back in the 1890s, Tom’s grandparents had a couple of oceanfront homes built for an escape … in a day when vacation escape meant […]
The Wyvern Hotel in downtown Punta Gorda scores big points as one of the most luxurious yet intimate hotels I’ve reviewed in Florida.