Nighttime Airboat Ride in Florida Everglades

Florida Everglades

Back on the bus to Fort Lauderdale, my eyes are still dry from sitting in the front of a Florida Everglades airboat. I couldn’t close my eyes; they had been peeled open for the past hour as I tried to catch a glimpse of an alligator in the pitch-black darkness of night. A ride that had started as the waning sun sat over the edge of the Florida Everglades, this had been an experience unlike a typical daytime journey into this majestic river of grass.

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In Pictures: Escape the Cold In Miami Beach

Miami Beach

I love the beach but I don’t find myself always craving a trip to the tropical sunshine like some of my friends. I am happy when I’m at a beach, any beach. But where I’m at in Tennessee right now, it’s cold. Really cold. I live in the South, where it’s not supposed to be hitting the 20s — for highs. And as I suffer through this frigid winter, I think the perfect remedy is to head to Miami Beach. I can’t be there, but I can relive past moments sitting in the sand, gazing at the perfect water and the awesome architecture of South Beach.

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Getting Older: 37 Life Travel Moments (the conclusion)

Cromer Life Travel Moments

Hey, look, you made it back for the conclusion of this life-changing story. Today’s reading brings the final chapter of this three-part series looking back at 37 life travel moments as I celebrate turning 37 on Jan. 8. If you read the first part, you learned about this small-town kid who fell in love with travel brochures at an early age. But in the second part, you discover the girl who stole this boy’s heart, and it all has a happy home in London. Now it’s time for the rest of the story of my 37 life travel moments.

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