Ecotourism Attractions and Activities on Florida’s Space Coast

By Lauren Tjaden 72 miles of shimmering beaches stretch across Florida’s Space Coast, a diverse ecosystem that promises mysterious wetlands, lush forests and abundant lakes, rich with wildlife that includes docile manatees, ancient sea turtles and unparalleled birding. A multitude of parks…

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St. Petersburg-Clearwater Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Janet K. Keeler St. Petersburg is in the middle of a renaissance that’s brought craft breweries, art galleries, sidewalk cafes and lots of young people to the city to live, work and play. The downtown St. Petersburg waterfront area draws vibrant crowds to its restaurants and museums year-round…

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Orlando Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Andrew Meacham Between Ocala National Forest and Walt Disney World Resort, the John F. Kennedy Space Center and Sea World, Orlando gives everyone a different look. But beneath the glistening jewels the world sees lies the cool and beating heart of the state, thousands of lakes and the wildlife…

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Ecotourism: Green Attractions and Activities in St. Augustine

By Janet K. Keeler There are many ways to enjoy St. Augustine’s natural beauty for maximum minimum impact. The old city is the historic gem of Florida’s First Coast and can be explored from the water, by foot or with the aid of communal transportation. Established in 1565, St. Augustine is the…

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Tallahassee Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Julie Landry Laviolette Along with southern hospitality and charm, Tallahassee has a bounty of natural treasures that are a must-see for any visitor looking for an ecotourism experience. From farm-to-table restaurants to parks with plentiful wildlife viewing and earth-friendly activities…

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Eco-Tour Destinations in THE SUNSHINE STATE

When you plan a vacation around one of Florida's eco tours and destinations, you get an unforgettable glimpse of the preserved beauty of Florida -- from the swamps of the Everglades to the protected sand dunes in the Northwest's beaches. Florida – it’s one of the most ecologically and culturally…

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A Sweet Success Story: SeaWorld Orlando is Saving Honeybees

By Lauren Tjaden Exciting rides, beautiful year-round flowers and sweet, sticky treats: it’s no wonder folks love Florida theme parks. Bees love our theme parks, too—not so much the rides, but the blossoms and sweet goodies are a heady draw for winged drones who couldn’t imagine a better home…

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Ecotourism Activities in Panama City and Panama City Beach

By Julie Landry Laviolette Pristine white beaches, turquoise waters and protected conservation areas. You can find it all and more in Panama City and Panama City Beach, Fla., homes to environmental treasures that offer a dazzling array of ecotourism sites and eco-friendly experiences…

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Florida Eco-Boat Tours: Science and Pleasure

By Colette Bancroft It’s a glorious day to be out on the water, a sunny morning with fresh breezes and little jade-green waves rippling across Sarasota Bay. The Sarasota Bay Explorers eco-boat tour at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is more than a sweet ride, though. It’s an up-close way to…

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Jacksonville Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Janet K. Keeler Sometimes, the bigger the city, the easier it is to explore it in an environmentally friendly way. That seems counterintuitive with all those highrises, highways and traffic. However, metro areas often have more creative public transportation and quick ways to leave the hustle…

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