Discovering the Anne Kolb Nature Center

Located just North of A1A off Sheridan Ave between Hollywood and Dania Beach, the Anne Kolb Nature Center is a 1,500 acre coastal mangrove wetland that is home to a large variety of plants, animals, reptiles and birds— including many endangered species. It makes for a great location for hiking, birdwatching, and kayaking in the mangroves. Continue reading Discovering the Anne Kolb Nature Center

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coral Reef Conservation Program 

We met an enthusiastic and dedicated individual at the Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo, Aubree Zenone, who was an excellent ambassador for the department as well as our oceans and reefs. She gave us all kinds of information very relevant to coral reef preservation and conservation. A topic that is close to our hearts. Continue reading Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coral Reef Conservation Program 

The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo 2017

We attended the Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo this Saturday. It’s a yearly event held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale and focuses on all kinds of water related activities. Free diving and spear fishing were most prominent but the show had a host of exhibitors with the latest gadgets, lionfish hunting, some wonderful marine focused art and more. It was a great place to meet fellow ocean lovers. Continue reading The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo 2017

Montreal must try foodie visitor guide

Montreal is a melting pot of cultures and as such has a lot of ethnic offerings from across the globe when it comes to food. You can even find groceries and spices in many of the standard grocery store chains from across the world catering to Middle Eastern, Asian, Indian, and European cultures. While this makes for a lot of selection, there are some offerings that are unique to Quebec which you simply have to try. Continue reading Montreal must try foodie visitor guide

Diving the United Caribbean off Pompano Beach

Waters are gradually warming up here in South Florida, and the winds are finally calming down. This past Saturday Apr 1, 2017 we went out with Dixie Divers from Pompano to visit the United Caribbean Wreck.

The United Caribbean is a 147-foot cargo ship, which was sunk in August of 2000 as part of Florida’s artificial reef program. The wreck is at a depth of 70 ft, approximately ¾ of a mile off the coast and about a mile south of the Boca Raton inlet. The ship was built in 1969 and was later used to Continue reading Diving the United Caribbean off Pompano Beach

Exploring Oleta River State Park, Miami

Isn’t it strange how we tend to go out of our way when we’re on vacation, visiting another country or city but we seem to bypass interesting places right next door to where we spend most of our time, at home? The other day we decided to stop at the Oleta River State Park, which is only 10 minutes from our house. This park is huge and spans 1,043-acre much of which is waterfront on North Biscayne Bay. It’s hard to believe you’re in the middle of the city! We discovered a beautiful white sand beach ; the sand is like powdered sugar Continue reading Exploring Oleta River State Park, Miami

Exploring Portugal for a week

We’ve always wanted to go to Portugal – land of ancient explorers and navigators – located along the Atlantic coast and next to Spain, so when we saw TAP airlines, Portugal’s official airline, offering discounted direct flights from Miami we didn’t waste any time in planning an impromptu vacation. One of the benefits of being semi-retired!

We knew that we wanted to visit Lisbon and Porto so straight off we looked to find our hotels and train travel Continue reading Exploring Portugal for a week