August 4, 2021: Great American Outdoors Day at the Refuge
August 4 marks the first celebration of Great American Outdoors Day across federal lands. It is now one of six fee-free days the government has designated throughout the year. “Ding” Darling also celebrates with the unveiling of a spotting scope engineered specifically for colorblind viewers, and other free onsite activities.
Among the 560 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, » Read more
We recently came across Ocean Beach Bulletin, which bills themselves as a beach resource to learn about the best destinations for a seaside getaway.
Topping their list of their “8 Amazing Places to Visit in Florida” was Sanibel Island, described as follows:
Sanibel Island is known for its untouched natural beauty, pristine beaches, and 22 miles of dedicated bike paths. » Read more
Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant
“From tasting the flakiest snapper with fresh mango slaw to raising a salt-rimmed margarita kissed by local limes, nothing makes Southwest Florida dining better than a gentle breeze at your back and an eyeful of our blue-green waters. If you know where to look, there is no shortage of Gulf-side bistros, charming watering holes lining canals and stilted bungalows hunkering between mangroves on back bays.” » Read more
A “Super Fun Time” alert!
Bundle excitement, tranquility, thrills and intimacy all into one unique adventure when you operate your own 2-person catamaran through the winding and breathtaking waterways of the nearby 10,000 Islands.
Explore backwaters and beautiful mangrove tunnels aboard Craigcat powerboats. The two-person motorized catamarans are just over 11 feet long, have two side-by-side seats and a Bimini top for shade. » Read more
Photo from TheInsatiableTraveler.com
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” — John F Kennedy
Writer Susan Portnoy recently included one of our favorite pasttimes in her article “8 Cool Outdoor Adventures in Florida That Aren’t on a Beach,” recently published on TheInsatiableTraveler.com.
Sanibel Island is famous for beachcombing, » Read more
Photo from PureWow.com
We found this little nugget on PureWow.com, commenting that you haven’t truly experienced Florida’s beauty until you visit their list of gorgeous locations that deserve a spot on your travel bucket list.
Sanibel Island is described as “heaven on a beach.”
They explain: “Beyond the miles of crystal-clear waters, there are thousands of patterned seashells waiting to be collected up and down the shoreline. » Read more
Photo from The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel
“One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.”
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