| May 31, 2013
| 5:45 AM
| Aug 27, 2011
There's plenty of pirate lore connected with Amelia Island, where the port at Fernandina Beach once was a safe harbor for buccaneer galleons.
The pirates are gone, but the port is still a hub of activity. Amelia River Cruises offers daily narrated...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Rugged is putting it mildly when it comes to 80 percent of Norway. Historically, it was a challenge to live here. That's why Vikings ventured south and so many people left for America.
But I find excuses to return to Norway almost annually. Three of my...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Introduce your young children to adventure travel. Here are five places to get started.
1. Appalachian Mountain Club, New England. Children 5 and older can participate in pond studies, GPS treasure hunts, forest ecology lessons, and tracking and watching...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:45 PM
Last weekend's rain resulted in a total wash in the Peninsula District, which led to four games being played on Monday night. Which led to three games being pushed back the following week because of a short turnaround.
Meanwhile, the games went on at...
| Jul 28, 2011
It's 5:30 a.m. and we're awake, outside and shivering, wearing more layers of clothes than we would on a New England ski trip, though we're on a cruise in July.
But no one's complaining aboard the Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Explorer --...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 6:32 AM
The eastern diamondback rattlesnake, one of the world's least popular forms of wildlife, was proposed Monday for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
A group of conservation organizations filed a petition Monday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 7:59 AM
Young sea turtles beached by Hurricane Irene may need some help.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the storm may have tossed them from the mats of seaweed that serve as their home when they first enter the ocean. The commission...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee’s exposed lake bed could end up helping drought-strained wildlife habitat.
While it may seem weird to see fire spreading across land usually covered by water, wildfires are a natural part of Florida’s...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Often called the "Nature Island," Dominica, a 29-mile by 16-mile independent nation, in the Windward Islands, is less frequented than others, like Barbados and St. Lucia, that also form part of that group of islands, but nonetheless, Dominica is a...
| May 15, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Trout Lake Nature Center on the northern edge of Eustis is a 230-acre wildlife preserve dedicated to increasing environmental awareness and education in the Lake County community. The center has a 1,000-foot boardwalk extending into Trout Lake,...