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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Bayfront sanctuaries connecting people with air plants of the world, native nature, and our regional history
Adventure U.S.

BayFront Sanctuary at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is an adventure to traipse during any season as well as a bayfront sanctuary in Sarasota, Florida. But autumn does provide a break from Florida’s hothouse summer temperatures. I visited the Selby Gardens: The Living…

Adventure U.S.

Bike Art in Sarasota

Any city can feature street art and murals but what about bike art? Well, ride into town to see Sarasota’s must-see cycle art. I discovered this quirky bike art in Sarasota en route to Starbucks at 7 am for…

Adventure U.S.

Ringling’s Creation: Sarasota On the Gulf

Ringling’s creation is the best way to describe Sarasota on the Gulf, an artsy city located in West Florida. Known as the “Circus Capital of the World,” it was home to circus impresario John Ringling. But he had more…

Activities Adventure U.S. Walking

Strolling on NYC’s High Line

NYC’s High Line gives you the inside track on Manhattan. On a warm autumn day, I walked two stories above the streets of New York City on The High Line. This boardwalk-and-park within the lower end of bustling Manhattan…

Lido Key Sunrise
Adventure U.S.

Solitary Lido Key, Florida

I came in search of sea, sand, and sunshine. These three items are manufactured on Lido Key, a 15-acre island located 4.4 miles from Sarasota, Florida. There’s really nothing else to do here but be a shell seeker. “I…

Park Scrapbook: Acadia National Park
Adventure U.S.

Park ScrapBook: NPS BIRTHDAY

Create your personal Park Scrapbook (#ParkScrapbooks) by celebrating the 105th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS). Who doesn’t have a vivid memory of a wonderful day exploring a national park in the United States? So the NPS declared…

Adventure U.S. Walking

Exploring Boston’s Literary District

Exploring Boston’s Literary District was a dream come true when I returned to Boston for my “Now Vaccinated!” vaca from Washington DC. As an English major in college, I was always obsessed with 19th-century female novelists. They blazed the…

Downtown Bar Harbor_Shore Walk
Adventure U.S. Walking

Exploring DownTown Bar Harbor in Maine

Downtown Bar Harbor, Maine melds two worlds—island beach retreat and wilderness getaway. Once a summer colony for America’s richest families, Bar Harbor boasts millionaires’ mansions on West Street. Now families flock to stay at the 5-star hotels and inns…