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Watching in Awe

Photo by Holly Kapherr

The headline reads: “In Fort Myers area, Mother Nature is the best salesperson.”

So begins a piece published last month in Travel Weekly, long known as one of the top trade magazines for the travel industry.

The article, written by Holly Kapherr, recaps some of the sights and sounds highlighted on a recent media trip hosted by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

Kapherr writes:  On the trip, my group saw an incredible amount of wildlife: giant gopher tortoises named for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; blue crabs winding their way through the mangrove roots; a couple of adorable marsh hares with their signature tiny ears; an enormous great blue heron who dared us to come closer while he eyed a fisherman’s chum bucket; and some live “pink gold,” the large, pink gulf shrimp that originally brought riches to the region. We toured the mangroves, sampled local black mangrove honey and found ourselves on secluded beaches, watching in absolute awe while bottlenose dolphins jumped and breached playfully in our boat’s wake. 

To read her entire article, click here!

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