Florida Fossil Hunting Tips on Peace River & Venice Beach

Once you know where to look, you'll uncover pieces of Florida's past. Looking to dig into Florida’s past? Fragments from all manner of prehistoric creatures are commonly found all over the state. Mastodon teeth, shells from ancient turtles, fossilized bones of dinosaur-sized armadillos and other…

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Sails Full of Florida: Sarasota South to Venice

By Kris Hundley Somewhere, off the starboard bow, hidden behind a cluster of mangroves at the tip of Casey Key, is Stephen King. Or at least King’s winter home. Even horror writers want a slice of paradise. Traveling south on the Intracoastal Waterway from Sarasota to Venice is like…

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Sails Full of Florida: The Gulf from Venice to Boca Grande

By Kris Hundley Traveling from Venice to Boca Grande by car takes about an hour. Sailing that distance in the Gulf takes the better part of a day. Cruising about two miles offshore, the highrise condos of Venice recede and a scrim of sand and green marks the shore. Small planes circle the…

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