Sarasota Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Patty Ryan In Sarasota, the beach residents turn off lights to avoid distracting sea turtles. When birds of many species adopt a county drainage field, the community responds by building an Audubon Nature Center. Voters tax themselves to extend a popular bike trail. It isn’t difficult to be an…

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Miami Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Ecologically and culturally diverse, Miami extends a friendly ¡Bienvenidos! for responsible, green-minded visitors. From eco-friendly hotels and low-impact activities to give-back voluntourism opportunities that help the community, the greater Miami area offers many…

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Destin Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Julie Landry Laviolette Sugar-white sand beaches, emerald green waters, abundant marine life and tranquil parks and conservation areas are a few of the jewels in Destin’s crown. The city’s plentiful ecological attractions and environmental treasures make it a natural for visitors looking for…

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Tampa Bay Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Janet K. Keeler Tampa and environs offer many opportunities for eco-travelers. In the third-most populous city in Florida, a visitor looking to make a low impact while having a high-impact experience can do so on both land and water. There are 1.4 million people living in Hillsborough County…

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Everglades City: Eco-Tours, Kayaking, Fishing & Fun

By Katherine O'Neal Unique Florida vacations have been on my radar lately, so we recently packed up the van and took the boys to Everglades City. If you’ve never heard of Everglades City or its neighboring town, Chokoloskee, you’re not alone! But if told you it was on the western edge of the…

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Pensacola Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Julie Landry Laviolette With miles of protected shoreline, a national seashore, scenic bluffs and natural preserves teeming with wildlife, Pensacola, Fla. offers diverse ecosystems and terrain for the eco-tourist. From eco-attractions to earth-friendly accommodations, Pensacola has plenty to…

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Palm Beaches Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Unspoiled beaches, treasured animal sanctuaries and protected nature preserves make West Palm Beach and its surrounding area a desirable green retreat for conscious travel between the Atlantic Ocean and the shores of Lake Okeechobee, the largest lake in the southeastern…

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Florida Keys Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Running parallel to the only living coral reef in the continental United States, the Florida Keys are custom-made for wildlife explorers, with four national wildlife refuges, two ecological reserves, fish hatcheries and miles of kayaking trails. The precarious nature of…

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Fort Myers Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Patty Ryan Fifty miles of Florida beaches draw tourists to the Fort Myers area, famous for Sanibel and Captiva Islands, but the region’s back bays and rivers hold a special lure for eco-tourists and nature lovers. Some days a manatee leads the way, or perhaps a roseate spoonbill, providing…

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