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Sightseeing & Activities

Feed and Hold White Faced Capuchin Monkeys (Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Honduras)

March 14, 2014 | 2

We arranged this port excursion outside of Carnival Conquest – Caribbean Cruise. It was very affordable to enjoy the day in Roatan from the scenic drive West and East through villages to visiting the wildlife sanctuaries and getting up close and personal… in this case… with White Faced Capuchin Monkeys! Read More

Jet Ski Stingray City Tour (Grand Cayman Islands)

March 11, 2014 | 2

We arranged this port excursion outside of Carnival Conquest – Caribbean Cruise. The cruise ship offered a group boat trip out to Stingray City but it didn’t seem as appealing as jet skiing to it. Read More

Fishing – Pelican’t have the Baby Hammerhead Shark I Caught (Naples Pier, Florida)

February 18, 2014 | 2

We learned that fishing from Naples Pier does not require a fishing license. The only big challenge is finding parking in the winter season as many snowbirds or weather escapees from the north flock to Florida, therefore making parking a premium.
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Shark Valley: Everglades National Park (Miami, Florida)

February 7, 2014 |

Time to take the Brompton for a 15-mile bicycling loop in the Florida Everglades… specifically, an area called Shark Valley. They also have a tram tour but biking allows to explore the scenery of the Everglades at our own pace. Read More

Safari and Behind the Scenes at Giraffe Ranch (Dade City, Florida)

January 25, 2014 | 3

We ♥ animals. I’ve never met a giraffe I didn’t like so why not visit a place called Giraffe Ranch. We made a reservation for a Safari Vehicle Tour with the expectation to “take part in real hands-on interactions with many species that feed from the vehicle.” Sounds like a grand ol’ time!! Best of all was paying extra for a Behind-the-Scenes Tour. Check out why…
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Snorkeling with Manatees – Three Sisters Springs (Crystal River, Florida)

January 21, 2014 | 2

We headed to Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Seeing manatees while snorkeling beside them has been on my bucket list since the beginning of our RV planning. It’s finally here! Inspiration to swim with the manatees came from several sources: Roadtrippers, National Geographic’s story – "When Push Comes to Shove" to the mention in our 1,000 Places to See Before You Die book.
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Universal Studios and Islands of Adventures (Orlando, Florida)

January 17, 2014 |

A big movie fan, I’ve always loved visits to Universal Studios Hollywood, so Universal Studios Orlando was on our theme park bucket list. We’ve seen commercials about Despicable Me Minion Mayhem to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (over at Islands of Adventure) and looked forward to an entertaining few days here in Orlando.
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Alligator Wildlife Viewing: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park – La Chua Trail (Micanopy, Florida)

January 13, 2014 | 1

"There are a handful of places that stand out as excellent locations for wildlife watching in Florida… but the place to see alligators is in the home of the Gators, Gainesville. Located at the north end of the prairie, the La Chua Trail provides an excellent place for wildlife watching, with an elevated boardwalk and lengthy dike out to an observation tower." – Florida Hikes
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