Southeast Florida

Sea turtle nesting. Photo courtesy of Florida Wildlife Commission,

On a sea-turtle walk in Juno Beach, turtle traffic was plentiful

There’s no guarantee you’ll see a sea turtle laying eggs on these night-time beach walks. But we got lucky.

Family snorkels the Mandalay shipwreck

Snorkel a shipwreck at Biscayne National Park

The Mandalay shipwreck rests in 12 feet of aquarium-clear water and is home to a coral reef and thousands of colorful fish. Now Biscayne National Park is offering ranger-led snorkel tours of the wreck and other shipwrecks in the park every other Saturday.

Amber waves of sawgrass

Hike ‘til you drop, and then hike back

A seemingly endless hike deep into the Everglades awaits you along the levee on the southern boundary of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge..

Historic Old School Square in Delray Beach

Delray Beach: Lots of things to do for a great weekend getaway

Delray Beach makes a great weekend getaway: It’s a charming, walkable urban area with outstanding gardens, historic buildings, a great downtown main street and an open, natural beach.

The prototype Flamingo eco-tent

Everglades National Park tests cross between tent/cabin at Flamingo

Everglades National Park is testing a new structure called an eco-tent. It’s a prototype of lodging that could be coming to Flamingo. Right now, you can rent the eco-tent and be part of the experiment.

Snorkeling in Florida: Where to explore from shore

Snorkeling in Florida: Where to explore from shore

Snorkeling in South Florida doesn’t require a boat. Here are some great places where you can snorkel and see fish and other sea creatures right from the beach.

Carribean flamingo (Photo by rubyblossom via Flickr)

Flamingo Gardens: Florida birds, animals & history in Davie

Flamingo Gardens in Davie combines my all-time favorite things: history, flora, fauna — and great deals.

Pineapple Grove entrance in Delray Beach (Photo by Adam Fagan)

It’s official: Delray Beach is the most fun small town in the US

Delray Beach is a great little town with lots of fun things to do. But is it THE most fun small town in the nation? Apparently so. That’s the title it won today from USA Today and Rand McNally.