Southwest Florida is in many ways the crowning jewel of the Sunshine State. The subtropical weather means 365 days of boating, golfing, fishing, paddling, hiking, and Everglades activities, not to mention a wealth of great restaurants, cultural activities, shopping, and the Arts. The beaches here are consistently top-rated among the best in the US, with great swimming and some of the best shelling in the entire world. Can you tell I love it here? It's why, when I'm not traveling, I call it home!
Key lime pie is the official pie of the state of Florida, and no place does it better than the Conch Republic of Key West. The next time you're there, take a self-guided tasting tour of some of the best pies in town, and see if you agree with me who has the best Key lime pie in Key West!
Looking for nature trails in southwest Florida? There are unique eco-niches and public land to explore. Here are just four fun and easy hikes to get you started.
We searched southwest Florida for just the right kind of beach bars - fun places with good food and cold drinks that are actually ON the beach - so you don't have to waste any time finding just the right vibe to match your tropical vacation! So here they are - the very best beach bars in Sanibel & Captiva down the coast all the way to Marco Island.
Have you been to Matlacha? Can you even say Mat-la-SHAY? There's a cool, funky vibe in this colorful southwest Florida town -- funky shops and artist galleries perfectly at home with some of the world's best fishing. Here's what to do when you visit!
Looking for the best beaches in Naples, Florida? Trust a local who lives there to share the 7 best beaches in town, whether you're looking for a quick trip for a sunset view or an all-day hike through natural dunes. Naples has a beach for everyone in the family!
It's always the unexpected treats of exploring out-of-the-way places in small town America that yield the biggest surprises. Like the one I had recently at The Smallest Post Office in the US in the Florida Everglades.
The Koreshan Unity Settlement was founded in 1894 by Dr. Cyrus Teed, a physician from Utica, New York, though he graduated from the Eclectic Medical College of New York, which was later considered fraudulent and declared defunct in 1881.