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Parenting tips: How to pack for a beach day with the kids

Parenting tips: How to pack for a beach day with the kids

Beaching, along with camping and basically any outdoor activity that requires setup, can feel totally exhausting and cumbersome. Why is it so much work to connect with nature?Bread always ends up at the bottom of the cooler, wet and smashed. You brin...
Updated: 2 months ago
Cayo Costa State Park is a beach loverís destination accessible only by boat

Cayo Costa State Park is a beach loverís destination accessible only by boat

If you are looking for a good weekend getaway, Cayo Costa State Park, just across the pass from Boca Grande, has nine miles of beautiful beach just waiting to be explored.This barrier island hasn't changed much since the Spanish explorers first saile...
Updated: 2 months ago
Sun, sand, sustainability: Anna Maria Island excels at ecotourism

Sun, sand, sustainability: Anna Maria Island excels at ecotourism

Reach out and grab a leaf. Go on. Now pop it in your mouth. It's the moringa plant, ounce for ounce one of the most nutritious plants on earth, which tastes like a cross between a bean and a pea.Now look over there. It's a Seminole pumpkin. You can p...
Updated: 2 months ago
Learn to identify seashells at the National Shell Museum in Sanibel

Learn to identify seashells at the National Shell Museum in Sanibel

As you hit the beach, it won't hurt to have a little knowledge of what those pretty shells scattered on the shore actually are.If you don't know your beaded periwinkle from a fighting conch, you should. And it's pretty easy to identify Florida seashe...
Updated: 2 months ago
Plan your beach vacation with Florida Beach Insider!

Plan your beach vacation with Florida Beach Insider!

We know how it goes: It's December. It's cold. It starts getting dark at 4:30.It's not even officially winter yet, but if you're like us, you're already yearning for the sun on your face and sand between your toes.That's why we're starting ...
Updated: 2 months ago
An insiderís guide to beach camping on Shell Key

An insiderís guide to beach camping on Shell Key

Working several part-time jobs after graduating college seems to be increasingly common. With the fluctuating schedules and multiple tax forms also comes the benefit of having random days off during the week to experience wild areas in Florida when n...
Updated: 2 months ago