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Visit the Swamp Now & Later

The News Press wrote an article about the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary this weekend. The main idea of the article focuses on the boardwalk tours and after hours events planned at the sanctuary over the next few months. There’s an underlying idea as well – go now, before all the tourists come back.

I say, do both.

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Go Take a Walk (It’s Good For You!)

I suppose that if you live in or love to visit Florida you know that there’s nothing as refreshing and reinvigorating as a nature walk. The sights, sounds, and smells wake up something in us that is deeply human.

Now, according to the Washington Post, there is scientific evidence these walks make you feel better. Essentially, walking in nature limits inward, negative thinking called “rumination” that can increase the risk of depression. Researchers backed up their claims with brain scans. The big takeaway from the research is to get outside.

Spending time outdoors, in nature, is good for you. The new study just adds — in a new way — to a growing body of evidence that demonstrates that.

– Chris Mooney, Washington Post

With that in mind, here’s a few nature walks to take in Southwest Florida.

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Scenes from a Sanibel Beach

Even on a beautiful Sunday afternoon with highs touching 90 degrees and bathwater blue-green water, there were maybe 100 people on Bowman’s Beach. The birds and dolphins took advantage to enjoy their day at the beach.

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Southwest Florida Pit Stop: Southern Fresh Farms

A pit stop in racing is quick. It’s necessary, but a prolonged stay is unwise and unneeded. A Southwest Florida Pit Stop is a quick visit (less than 30 minutes) to a quick, fun, cheap place in the Fort Myers, Sanibel, Naples, Cape Coral area.

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Cheap Activities in Southwest Florida (4/5-4/11)

As season comes to an end so will the increased traffic, but also the increased activity.Fort Myers and the surrounding area becomes a shell (a conch, maybe) of the hub of activity it has been for the past months. There’s the impression, that might be true, that everything fun costs money. Not true! (Sometimes) So, I’ll try to create a list each week of interesting activities in Southwest Florida that cost little to nothing. This list will try to include some things for kids and adults. I’ll try to provide free activities for Fort Myers, Sanibel, Naples, and the beaches.

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