Archive | Florida RSS feed for this section

Miami Beach From Above

elcome to Miami! Buckle up and prepare for the ride!” Our pilot for the day shouts through the speaker on his headphones as we prepare to take off. We are at North Perry Airport, located 20 miles north of downtown Miami and we about to start our scenic flight around Miami. It doesn’t take long […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →

Cruising the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades

Alberto on the boat

Across the coast of southwest Florida lies the Ten Thousand Islands, dotting the vast waterways of the Everglades like speckles of stardust. Lush, tropical and foreboding, these tiny islets form the largest expanse of mangrove forest in North America. These islands are also home to a rich diversity of native wildlife, including several endangered species. Despite the name, […]

5 Comments Continue Reading →

Diving into Paradise: Florida’s Secret Isle

View from above

The pearly white beach is empty, except for our footprints in the sand. A regal 19th-century fortress stands behind us, but apart from that, we are completely surrounded by sparkling, spearmint blue water. Alberto and I hold hands and smile at each other. It’s almost as if we’re on a private island, in the middle […]

9 Comments Continue Reading →

Highlights of Florida: Kayaking, Biking and Beach-Bumming

Kayaking Turner River

We’ve just left Florida, sunburned and happy after spending two weeks out on the beach and exploring the nature surrounding the state. From the sultry beachfront city of Miami, we traversed through the swamps to get to the Everglades National Park, where we cruised through the 10,000 islands and went kayaking in Turner River. We […]

5 Comments Continue Reading →

Experiencing Hurricane Isaac in Florida Keys

It was a perfect day at Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park. The sun was blazing, the sky was clear and cloudless, and the sea glittered with hundreds shades of blue. Nothing in the horizon gave out that a day later, a tropical storm nicknamed Isaac would be roaring over these shores. We had […]

5 Comments Continue Reading →

From Africa to America: Updates, Travel Plans, and a Giveaway

South Beach, Miami

Having just spent a month in the savannas of Africa, we’ve swapped our winter coats for flip-flops and shorts, and arrived in Miami, Florida. This week, we’ll be traveling around the lower end of the state with Visit Florida, getting a taste of the outdoor adventures it has to offer: from scuba-diving in the Keys […]

22 Comments Continue Reading →

Top 6 Cities to Visit in the U.S.

New York Times Square

// From the monumental Statue of Liberty to the stunning Grand Canyon, the United States is blessed with countless attractions, natural wonders and a mixture of cultures and ethnicities. But most of all, it’s home to some of the greatest cities in the world. Some of these cities are well-known for their urban culture, while […]

12 Comments Continue Reading →