Stock Island Yacht Club & Marina – Marina Spotlight

(Formerly Key West Harbour) TUCKED AWAY AT AMERICA’S southernmost point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Gulf of Mexico is a hidden tropical gem called Stock Island Yacht Club & Marina. When visitors pull up to the six-pier marina, they see three bright blue and yellow hacienda-style condos surrounded by palm trees and clear turquoise Read More

Beautiful Places for the Body & Soul

Florida’s stunning seasides elevate yoga, tai chi & wellness workouts Imagine stretching into an upward dog or crescent lunge position on your yoga mat, and instead of staring at a video screen or TV, you watch the sun rise over a beachfront park, 19th century lighthouse or a tropical garden. These are just a few Read More

Florida Beer & Wine – Take a sipping tour around the Sunshine State

The short list of reasons why people love Florida includes year-round warmth, pristine beaches, palm trees and spectacular sunsets. Now you can add top-notch wine and beer to this list. Over the past decade, the Sunshine State has become a major alcohol producer of Florida Beer & Wine fueled by entrepreneurial ventures across the state. Read More

Florida’s Top 10 Eco-Tourism Destinations

Tourists aren’t always kind to Mother Nature, but when you visit these Florida eco-tourism destinations, you can explore nature in its prime. They come to her spectacular places eager to be awed but often leave behind trails of trash, squander her resources and snag mementos that should be left undisturbed. Fortunately, conservationists are educating, building Read More

Florida’s Tropical Fruit – Taste the Tropical Side of Life

It’s hard to miss Robert Moehling, the six-foot tall, Santa-bearded, affable owner of the Robert Is Here fruit stand. Located in Homestead, FL, Moehling has manned this stand for 60 years come November 2, ever since age six when his father stationed him under a hurricane shutter hand-painted with the words “Robert Is Here” in Read More

Good Shucking Fun!

I was six years old when I saw my first oyster. My uncle Brett, who lived in San Diego, wanted to share his love of nature with my brother and me. He got us up at 5:00 a.m. to watch Southern California’s tangerine sunrises and taught us how to climb rocks with only ropes. One day, he Read More

To Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em: Invasive Species Recipes

Snakeheads on the menu? Sounds like a meal straight out of Hollywood. In reality, it’s how Chad Wells, Maryland-based chef and restaurant consultant, hopes to put a dent in the population of this invasive yet edible fish – the snakehead is a tasty invasive species! Aggressive African and Asian native species traveled to the United Read More

Best Summer Reads: Seaworthy Edition

In a corner of the Marina Cafe in Boynton Beach, FL, where I live, a giant bookshelf is filled with mysteries, adventure novels, biographies and much more. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and a busy charter fishing dock, boaters borrow books and donate them daily. Owner Scott McKay opened the café last year to create a Read More