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Into the Everglades: A Post-Hurricane Airboat Adventure at Sawgrass Recreation Park

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – There they sat, lined up like well-behaved hounds whose hind-ends never move more than an inch from the spot where they’ve been told to stay. Yet all the while their noses stretched forward as far as manners would allow–testing the air, tasting the adventure they knew awaited just around the bend. …

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Swamp Buggy: A Tale of Family Adventure in Big Cypress National Preserve

“Get those darn things off right now!” our driver grumbles over his shoulder. My daughter, still confused by the breach in safety protocol, shoots me a worried look—her safety belt will not budge. Captain Cliff’s seat swivels around as he reaches out toward my firstborn, jabbing a calloused thumb into the stubborn square at the …

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Dry Tortugas with Kids: Tips for your Florida Family Day Trip

FLORIDA, Dry Tortugas National Park – Ready to plan your day trip to Dry Tortugas with kids? Here are some tips gleaned from our own family’s visit, when we rode the ferry from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park. Hope they help smooth the way for a most excellent day. What a special place …

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Daring the Day Trip to Dry Tortugas by Ferry | Key West Family Adventure

FLORIDA, Dry Tortugas National Park by Ferry from Key West – With a two-and-a-half-hour ferry boat ride in each direction and three kids who have been known to experience motion sickness just driving across town, attempting the day trip to Dry Tortugas National Park was a bit of a gamble. Still, we were mesmerized by …

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If Cats Could Type in Key West: A Visit to the Hemingway Home Museum

Their eyes combed the lush jungle landscape as we stood waiting at the gated entrance to 907 Whitehead Street. With a quiet gasp from my travel companions, the first orange splash of cat appeared, a bold stroke sauntering on four legs before the chartreuse shutters of the porch. It paused for a moment, gazing toward …

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