Gift World in Tarpon Springs is the one place I know I can find authentic imports from Greece, be it the latest pop CD from Anna Vizzi or a new alphabet primer for the little ones.
Archives for June 2009
On June 10, the Fort Myers News-Press reported on a groundbreaking ceremony at Harns Marsh in Lehigh Acres, a 578-acre preserve used to filter and treat stormwater in a natural environment. Already popular with birders. the marsh is open daily from dawn until dusk for exploration. However, this public land will soon become a Lee […]
The heart of Okeechobee cattle country, Basinger is a historic town just east of the Kissimmee River. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of exploring a new section of the Florida Trail which passes through Basinger, skirting the village itself to provide hikers with breathtakingly beautiful scenery along Chandler Slough, a cypress-lined tributary of […]
Summer’s here and Florida’s beaches are a great destination for you to take a hike and cool off afterward. Several of Florida’s beaches have won kudos this spring from independent beach ranking sources: Siesta Beach, Siesta Key — ranked #2 in the country this year by “Dr. Beach,” aka Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman. While there […]
Along US 90, Maclenny is a quiet Florida town, the county seat of Baker County, with a small historic district, a genealogical library, and a historic courthouse
Prices at Weeki Wachee are going down, down, down, as prices at Florida State Parks creep up a little. Now that Weeki Wachee Springs is a Florida State Park, a new price structure takes affect on July 1, cutting entrance fees in half: Adults $13 Children ages 6-12, $5 Children 5 and under, free Florida […]
At Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, the rows and rows of sleek, high-powered driving machines fill the interior of a former Wal-Mart. Now that’s a car collection!
With stormy skies threatening, I didn’t feel comfortable going after a full re-hike of Key Vista Park last week as I planned, so I stopped at Anclote Gulf Park instead. These parks adjoin along the Gulf Coast north of the Anclote River, which marks the divider between Pinellas and Pasco Counties. What intrigued me about […]
For fresh, local wild-caught crab, Peace River Seafood, a funky little shack along US 17 north of Punta Gorda will have you wishing you could eat here every evening.
With four active red-cockaded woodpecker nests, the Disney Wilderness Preserve in Poinciana – a great place to hike – has become a hotbed of activity as the little ones hatch out. The Nature Conservancy manages this mosaic of prairies and pine forests, and keeps an eye on the endangered species who live here: using video […]