Race to the Moon: Apollo and Saturn V

It’s the Year of Apollo at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and nowhere is that more evident than in the renovations and additions at the massive Apollo/Saturn V Center.

Apollo: To the Moon

Reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the launch and landing on the moon by Apollo 11 at Kennedy Space Center, and what it means to American and world history.

On a Bartram Adventure Tour

On a guided Bartram Adventure Tour, we hiked, biked, and paddled to follow the travels of William and John Bartram along the St. Johns River on the newly designated Bartram National Recreation Trail, centered in Palatka, Florida.

Key West by Ferry

Using the Key West Express ferryboat instead of spending ten hours driving, we slipped away from Fort Myers Beach for an overnight adventure exploring the best of Key West.

Tuneup at Ford’s Garage

It’s not every day that a car guy finds a car-themed restaurant that hits the spot, both for great food and great memories. Discovering Ford’s Garage in Estero tuned us up to tackle a long travel day.

Slowing the Mind

By stepping into a new pair of writing shoes – taking on the fiction writing challenge called NaNoWriMo with the goal of completing writing a novel this month – I begin to experience the world differently.

Wildlife in the Mangroves

Paddling the mangrove tunnels north of Key West with Key West Eco Tours, I’m surprised to discover the wildlife that lives in these offshore forests in the Florida Keys.

Ready for Launch

Living on Florida’s Space Coast, you’re either wowed by rocket launches or take them as a matter of course. I’m new enough to be wowed by living on the edge of space and being part of a family who worked on the space program.

The Pint-sized Ponces of Punta Gorda

Ponce de Leon, it seems, was a short fellow. In Punta Gorda, Florida, you’ll find pint-sized statues, murals, and even the Fountain of Youth to recollect his 1513 visit to Charlotte Harbor.