It’s a beautiful sunny day and I’m sitting under a shady palm, book in hand, a cold drink in the other. There’s a gentle breeze coming off the blue-green water, and the soft chirping of sea birds is the only noise disturbing my afternoon reverie.
I could almost be on a tiny South Seas island, hours away from civilization […]
Although it’s an easy drive from the glitz of Miami and the international tourist magnet of Disney World, the strip of beaches and islands that dot the Punta Gorda and Englewood Beach region of Florida’s Gulf Coast feel worlds away. Particularly, Palm Island is a beachy destination that exemplifies the notion of “off the beaten path,” emboldened by a […]
The magic begins when the straw-hatted boatman motions you aboard Palm Island Transit’s Katie B. ferry.
In terms of distance covered, the Katie B.’s trip to Knight Island in Southwest Florida is unimpressive — a fair swimmer could cover the couple of hundred yards that separate the mainland from the island. However, the ferry’s journey should not be measured […]