Naples and Marco Island offer a variety of great shopping experiences, like the idyllic Tin City or great downtown shopping on Fifth Avenue South.
As I learned on a road trip in June, you have to cope with the elements to take an eco-tour of the Florida Everglades.
It was about the third time floating through Clam Pass that all the stress and tension began to flow away with the outgoing tide.
in Florida's quiet, little Naples
Getting there: By car, take I-75 west for a little more than two hours. Several airlines offer flights to Naples Municipal Airport (941-643-0733), but there are no direct connections and most will take longer than driving. Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers (239-768-1000),...
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When I tire of mall shopping on South Florida's east coast, I get on Alligator Alley and head to the west coast and Fifth Avenue South on Saturday and Third Street South on Sunday.
This year's Gathering of the Florida Humanities Council took place in Everglades City. The "city" in Everglades City is, of course, a grand pretense applied to this burg of fewer than 500 people that's miles from anyplace urban. The real Everglades city is Miami. Before getting drained and...