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Live oaks arch over Telegraph Creek near Fort Myers, providing shade on sunny days.

Telegraph Creek: Unspoiled kayak trail worth discovering & not just for llamas

Telegraph Creek, a tributary of the Caloosahatchee River located between LaBelle and Fort Myers, is all the things I love about kayaking destinations – out-of-the-way, uncrowded, scenic, quiet and full of wildlife. You may even see zebra, llamas & big horn sheep!

Sunset at 'Ding'Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. (Photo credit: USFWS/George Gentry)

Sanibel Island in fall: ‘Ding’ Darling Days, Oct. 16-22, 2016

Fall is an ideal time to escape to Sanibel Island and if you can get away between Oct. 18 and 24, another excellent reason to visit is Ding Darling Days at J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Best RV and tent camping along I-95 in Northeast Florida

Best RV and tent camping along I-95 in Northeast Florida

Whether your coming or going, heading northbound or southbound, these state parks near I-95 in Northeast Florida are worthy of a layover for a couple of nights. Kayaking, hiking and pristine beaches in preserved natural habitats await you.

Flamingoes have returned to a remote site in Palm Beach County for nine years. (Photo by South Florida Water Management District.)

Flamingoes in Florida: Back for good? Birders can see them in spring

A flock of flamingoes, a bird rarely spotted in Florida, has returned to western Palm Beach County for nine years, and scientists think the flamingo may be back in Florida for good. Flamingoes migrate to the site in spring, when the Audubon Society manages trips to see them.

A not so shy Key deer approaches me on my bike.

Florida Keys wildlife: How to see dolphins, sea turtles, Key deer

Your drive down the Overseas Highway can be your own personal Florida Keys Road Trip for Animal Lovers. From endangered Key deer to colorful Key West chickens, here are eight places to delight in the animals and wildlife of the Florida Keys.

Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is worth a quick stop

Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is worth a quick stop

This bird rescue center offers an up-close-and-personal wildlife experience that makes a short, fun stop on a Keys trip, especially for families with kids.

Chicken in Key West cemetery

Key West chickens: Noisy, colorful, just like Key West

Key West has a lot of off-beat charms, but one of my favorites has always been the chickens that you hear crowing and see strutting everywhere.

10 Worthy Campgrounds Near Daytona Beach

10 Worthy Campgrounds Near Daytona Beach

With the Daytona 500 and Bike Week already upon us, it’s probably too late to find a camp site this year. Although it may be worth a phone call to see if there are any cancellations. At the least, you can plan ahead for next year.