St. Petersburg Pier: Activating the Waterfront

By Dalia Colón Describing the new St. Pete Pier as a place to go fishing would be like describing your smartphone as a device for making phone calls. Yes, it is that. But it’s also so much more. The $92 million pier, which was completed in 2020, appeals to fishermen and foodies, fitness buffs and…

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Bioluminescent Kayaking in Florida: Nature’s Wondrous Light Show

By Lauren Tjaden Imagine a paddling journey through an enchanted land of shimmering blue-green water where dolphins, rays and manatees are mysteriously illuminated under Florida’s vast, starry sky. While bioluminescence feels like a bit of magic, it’s not. But it is Mother Nature at her spectacular…

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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

By Space Coast Office of Tourism The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is the home of the Kennedy Space Center. The 140,000 acres of land are in permanent protection and provide visitors with fantastic views and adventures…

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Black Point Wildlife Drive at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Happy Trail Tuesday, my friends! In case you didn't catch the post earlier, it's Florida Hiking Month, so I hope all of you have your gear out on the living room floor and are pouring over maps. Yes, I just described the current state of our living room, and I might have gotten the "put this stuff…

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Explore the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

By Gary McKechnie To see Florida the way it was before there were buildings, billboards, subdivisions, (and electricity even), I’d suggest you head off the beaten path to just east of Titusville and the Black Point Drive entrance to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Covering more than…

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