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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Discover Old Florida at the Rod & Gun Club in Everglades City

By Steve Winston There’s a place on the Southwest Coast of Florida, deep in the 10,000 Islands area of the Everglades, where it’s still the 19th Century. It's called the Rod & Gun Club in Everglades City. Here, you’ll pass mile after mile of uninhabited wilderness – except for Florida panthers…

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5 TIPS TO SAVE YOU Time and Money ON Your Everglades Trip

By Dalia Colon I’m fresh off my very first Everglades trip, and I picked up a few pointers along the way. You may find them useful, too. 1. Enter on the Gulf Coast Side To enter Everglades National Park from Homestead costs $10 per vehicle. But on the Gulf Coast side, there’s no entry fee. 2…

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Everglades City: Point of Entry to the Legendary 'River of Grass'

Everglades City is a great starting point for exploring Florida's famous ecosystem. Everglades City lies on the southwest coast of Florida and is nestled between Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, the 10,000 Islands and the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Accommodations…

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Tour the Historic Nike Missile Base in the Everglades

By Steve Winston Today the Nike missile base stands silent and abandoned, a breeze blowing the surrounding sawgrass as far as you can see. But you can still hear the echoes of history. Once, in the days of the Cold War, this was America’s first line of defense against the Russians and Cubans, and…

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