Tag: Old Florida

Festivals, Northwest Florida, Unique eats

Florida’s oldest seafood festival in Apalachicola, Nov. 1-2, 2019

56th annual Florida Seafood Festival, Apalachicola, Nov. 1-2, 2019 It’s only fitting that the oldest seafood festival in Florida calls Apalachicola its home. Folks have been fishing here since the early 1800s, although at the time, the town was established primarily as a shipping port for cotton. As railroads replaced ships for the transit of cotton, the port attracted the […]

Florida's dramatic sky at Tigertail Beach in Marco Island. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)
Beaches, Bike & Hike, Everglades, Funky, Kayak & Canoe, Southwest Florida, Unique eats

Off-the-beaten path in Marco Island: Go beyond your hotel pool

The beach town of Marco Island is all manicured and modern, but here are four adventures into the wild and authentic Florida that are within a quick drive. You can wade across a lagoon to a wild beach or have lunch in a funky fishing town or stroll on a boardwalk into a beautiful old growth cypress swamp.