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Everyday Adventures Occur When You Slow Down!

We were on vacation in North Captiva, Florida, a barrier island accessible only by boat a few months ago. The charm of the island is that there is nothing to do. There aren’t even cars, just golf carts (that my kids drive surreptitiously because you are supposed to be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license or the people there give you a really hard time!).

But the downside is that there is nothing to do — assuming you are bored with the beach and the swimming pool AND already stopped for ice cream. Yep, nothing to do … except enjoy the beauty of the island.

I decided to take my two bored girls with iPhone cameras and the camera in hand and we headed out with the golf cart for a few hours of exploration.

We decided to drive r e a l l y    s  l  o  w  l  y which is the opposite of how we typically move. Yes, slow, I told them, so we wouldn’t miss anything.

It is amazing what you do see when you slow down! Grasshopper and Sensei, now 13, saw these twisted trees. Read more…

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Birds of North Captiva, Florida, Saved From Extinction!

Birds of Florida Books for Kids

North Captiva is near Fort Myers in Florida. We love it for its no cars, just golf carts, island vibe, but the birds love it too as it’s a bird sanctuary. This wasn’t always so, certain birds were hunted to near extinction around the turn of the century when exotic feathers were all the rage to decorate ladies’ hats. Read more…

Family Reunion Vacations: North Captiva Island, Florida

Perfect Family Beach Vacation at Secret Florida Island

Near Fort Myers (and yet so far away) is North Captiva Island, a barrier reef island that is only accessible by ferry.  You might have heard of Captiva but this is a different place altogether.  North Captiva doesn’t allow cars so it’s just golf carts, bikes, boats, and walking for transportation on the island.  And did I mention that it’s also a bird sanctuary?  Be prepared to see an abundance of wild creatures from egrets to dolphins to manatees. Read more…