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Pelicans, Egrets and Spoonbills, Oh My! 6 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Visit to the Ding Darling Refuge

Susan Portnoy | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

After weeks fighting the cold, grey blech that is New York City in January, I couldn't take anymore and jumped on a flight to visit family in Fort Myers, Florida. I was looking forward to a little sun, heat and getting my nature on and take a few photos.

8 Great Florida Beach Towns for Bicycling

Visit Florida | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Bicycling in Florida's beach towns is one of the best ways to see the sights and get closer to nature at the same time. Many of the state's beaches feature slower speed limits, bicycle lanes and crosswalks, making them a family-friendly place to pedal.

PHOTOS: Florida's Drive-Thru Paradise

Andrew Burmon | Posted 05.09.2013 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

The place is quiet but for birdsong, wind and arthritic groan of the mangroves themselves. The only loud colors are on the snails that seek out the Gumbo Limbo trees, a relief from floral apparel.