Sometimes I get so caught up in planning trips to exotic places that I forget to look in my own backyard.  From the beach to the swamps to the scrub brush to the springs; if Florida had mountains we would be unstoppable!  Throw in our endless summer and Caribbean blue water and you wonder why anyone would ever want to leave.

So here is a little highlight reel of some of my favorite local adventures that include lazy beach days, playing in the waves, canoe and paddleboard trips through the mangroves, camping in the hammocks, quiet lakeside retreats, island hopping in the keys,  blowing bubbles underwater, hiking and biking through the Everglades, and street art in Miami.

Now off to plan my next local adventure!