how to pet a manatee

How To Pet A Manatee Without Going To Jail

We watched from shore as a manatee’s snout popped up above the surface of the water for a breath of air.  Over and over again, the manatee surfaced, but we were too far away to get a good look.  My mom and I were at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Florida, and it was the last day of our trip to the Keys.  I started...

Snorkeling Liveaboard Packing List

For a liveaboard snorkel or dive trip, you won’t need much.  You’ll spend your days in and out of the water constantly so I think it’s important to have at least two bathing suits, and other clothes that you can pull on easily after your snorkel or dive.  Follow this snorkeling liveaboard packing list for the necessities of what to...

Thailand Snorkeling Liveaboard

Thailand Snorkeling Liveaboard

I spent an amazing 3 days/3 nights on a Thailand snorkeling liveaboard trip.  The excursion with Andaman Snorkel Discovery left from about 1.5 hours north of Phuket to the Similan and Surin Islands.  The company has recently started trips to Myanmar as well, so I’m hoping to return for another adventure.  I chose them based on their good...

Dry Tortugas National Park Fort Jefferson

Dry Tortugas National Park

During a trip to the Florida Keys, I spent a day at Dry Tortugas National Park on Garden Key, 70 miles from Key West.  It was on a trip with my mom, and honestly she planned and booked that part of the itinerary without me really even knowing what it was.  She kept talking about “dry tortugas” and I was like, sure, sure, we’re going to...