Category Archives: Places

Reviews of popular destinations in and near the Florida panhandle.

Exploring Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park

    Last September, after months of planning, I embarked on an adventure to Alaska to witness firsthand several remarkable things that I had never seen before; Humpback whales, Sea lions, Sea otters, Mountain goats and glaciers. It was the … Continue reading

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Explore Florida’s St. George Island on Apalachicola Bay

  In late October I visited Dr. Julian G Bruce St George Island State Park (talk about a mouthful!) along the Forgotten Coast located in the lower panhandle of Florida. This important barrier island provides protection for the Apalachicola Bay … Continue reading

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The Small Wonders of Basin Bayou, Freeport Fla

Basin Bayou is a nearly pristine, yet somewhat overlooked area nestled on the north shore of Choctawhatchee Bay and located a short drive west of Freeport, Florida on Highway 20. The northern side of Basin Bayou is surrounded and protected … Continue reading

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Ochlockonee River State Park Revisited

A state park can be very different depending on the season in which it is visited. During my first visit to Ochlockonee River State Park near Sopchoppy, FL, it was midsummer and the temperatures were well into the upper 90s. … Continue reading

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Exploring the Wonders of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

  Located at the end of a long road on the tip of a peninsula is a unique and pristine state park nestled between Saint Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This hidden gem of the Forgotten Coast is … Continue reading

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