I was lucky as a child to spend many weekends pretending I was a mermaid on boca grande. A beautiful island off of sw florida's coast. I refer to it as the Nantucket of Florida. Gorgeous flowers always in bloom, pristine shell filled beaches, and florida charm. what a special thing to be able to share this beautiful island with my kids! This trip we kept it simple, we have a newborn so hopping on the bikes in the sun wasn't going to work. We packed a brunch and enjoyed it under the shade and headed to the beach to shell and shark tooth hunt. We even spotted a manatee who got the entire beach on their feet. If you are in sw florida, boca grande is a must see.
If you can, bring your bikes, or rent them from island bikes. Or if golf carts are more your thing, island bikes rents those too (and they are a ton of fun)! Happy travels!
the gathering garden, gifts inspired by nature