TECO Manatee Viewing Center in Tampa

A crowd viewing manatees at the TECO power plant in Tampa

Last updated on September 20th, 2020. Where to see manatees near Tampa Bay? The best place to find manatees really depends on the weather. In the summer, they’re harder to see because they spread out. When the water is warm, they have no reason to stay near warm water sources, so manatees can be anywhere. … Read more TECO Manatee Viewing Center in Tampa

Surfing in Florida

A wave crashing on a Florida beach

Last updated on September 19th, 2020. Is there good surfing in Florida? Florida can have excellent surf, but only during specific conditions. Florida’s marine geography is not well suited for good, consistent waves. Florida’s surf conditions are exceptionally “local”, meaning that wave and swell conditions don’t affect the coastline consistently. Conditions vary dramatically between nearby … Read more Surfing in Florida

The Best Places to Live in Florida

Last updated on September 5th, 2020. Ah, Florida. The Sunshine State. Just the name sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? Moving to Florida– for retirement, or just a different way of life — is a dream for many. It’s one of America’s most popular moving destinations for work relocations, retirements, and lifestyle changes. Thanks mostly to it’s … Read more The Best Places to Live in Florida

Beach Weddings in Florida: Planning Guide

A barefoot bride and groom hold their shoes as they get married on a beach.

Congratulations on getting engaged! Now that you’ve said, “Yes!” to your one-and-only, it’s time to start thinking about where you want to get married. Maybe you’ve already started dreaming about all of the fantastic places you can say, “I do,” and if you’re reading this post, then a Florida wedding on the beach has probably … Read more Beach Weddings in Florida: Planning Guide

Sailing Documentaries

sailing near Key West, Florida

Last updated on August 30th, 2020. This page will feature the best sailing documentaries I’ve found over the years. If you think I should add something, please let me know! I’ll try to keep this page updated, as a helpful resource. This page is dedicated to sailing documentaries. I have another page dedicated to the … Read more Sailing Documentaries

Sailing Movies

Sailboat sailing view from aerial drone photograph

Last updated on August 8th, 2020. Sailors always want be on the water. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible; especially today. Sailing books, movies and stories help us waterlovers survive until our next adventure. I made this list of resources I’ve found over the years. I hope you enjoy them! Please tell me if you think … Read more Sailing Movies

National Forests in Florida

National Forests in Florida Florida is home to three important National Forests, as well as several Florida State Forests. Apalachicola Ocala Osceola Apalachicola National Forest The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest national forest in Florida. It occupies more than 500,000 acres, and houses vast tracts of native Longleaf Pine forest ecosystem. Gorgeous rivers, springs and lakes … Read more National Forests in Florida

Sanibel Island, Florida

Sanibel Island Beaches are visible through green trees and a beach walkway

Last updated on February 16th, 2020. Sanibel Island is one of my favorite places in all of Florida. I love it because it strikes a perfect balance between so many great things. Nature, conservation and respectful human enjoyment. Laid back, but sophisticated Luxurious, but accessible I especially love the bike paths which connect every part … Read more Sanibel Island, Florida

Peanut Island, Florida

A beach on Peanut Island, Florida

Last updated on September 20th, 2020. Peanut Island, Florida Peanut Island is easily one of the best beaches in Florida. Some locals visit every weekend, and say they never get bored with it. The island is small, but has something for everyone. It’s quiet and peaceful during the week, and a lively boat/beach party spot on … Read more Peanut Island, Florida

Devil’s Den Spring

Devil's Den Cavern in Williston Florida

Last updated on September 22nd, 2020. Devil’s Den Spring Devil’s Den Spring is of the coolest, most unique springs in Florida. It’s always been a popular spot, but in recent years it’s become insta-famous on Youtube and Instagram. People are drawn to its deep blue water, fascinating history and beautiful photo ops. Devil’s Den is … Read more Devil’s Den Spring

Florida Anchoring Laws (Updated 2020)

Anchor in Florida

Last updated on August 8th, 2020. Florida Anchoring Laws Florida anchoring rules have been a toxic, contentious issue for years. In this article we’ll look at the guidelines, rules and relevant issues facing Florida cruisers. Plus, for anyone who’s interested, we’ll take a look at some notable Florida anchoring issues and legal cases from the … Read more Florida Anchoring Laws (Updated 2020)