Outdoors
Ann Norton Studio at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

After spending a long afternoon at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, it was clear that this special place not only had an interesting history…it was one of those hidden gems we had missed out on for far too long.

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John D. MacArthur Statue at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Whether it’s quality time or quiet time, a little “QT” usually goes a long way. And that’s exactly what we got at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. An awesome boardwalk, quiet beach access, a kayak launch, and some really interesting plant life all made our time at the park that much more enjoyable.

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Seagull Over Manatee at the Manatee Lagoon, West Palm Beach, Florida

Manatee Lagoon recently had its grand opening, so, despite the chill in the air, we decided to head over and check out the newly constructed Manatee Eco-Discovery Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Boardwalk at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

Making good on a LivingSocial deal of the week, we took a trip up to Stuart to spend the day at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center. The center’s mission? To help people understand just how important our coastal ecosystem is.

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Bryant Commissary Building

When you think of creepy, abandoned towns, you probably think of the West. Or the Deep South. Or maybe old nuclear test sites in Nevada. But surely not Florida, right? Wrong. As we recently discovered, there are actually many creepy ghost towns right here in our home state. Including the town of Bryant, Florida.

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Watercolor Lake at Frenchman's Forest

In addition to all of the fantastic parks and wetlands Florida has to offer—did you know that Florida is filled with “hidden” preservation areas? My wife stumbled upon Palm Beach County’s source for these little gems, so we decided to head over to one of the more intriguing names on the list: Frenchman’s Forest.

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