Our drive from Naples to Miami took us through the Everglades along the Tamiami trail (US41). The Everglades have been a national park since 1934 and have since been declared an International Biosphere reserve and a world heritage site. The park covers 1.5 million acres of tropical and subtropical habitat and has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. Read more

Palm Harbor, Sanibel and Naples

Our adventure in Florida continues as we go down the west coast along the gulf of Mexico. We spent a week in Palm Harbor, a little town just north of Tampa. We stayed in an  airbnb which was the top floor of a beautiful old house belonging to  a lovely couple called Mary and Dave and their two rescue dogs Java and Nemo. We were their very first guests so poor Mary was extremely nervous, but we reassured her that her home was lovely and one of the nicest airbnbs we’d stayed at. Read more

Gulf shores and the Forgotten coast

Après notre belle semaine en Louisiane, nous avons mis le cap vers l’Alabama. Au passage, nous avons traversé l’état du Mississippi, le plus pauvre des Etats-Unis, mais sans rien découvrir car nous sommes restés sur l’autoroute. Après un court arrêt dans la ville de Mobile pour déjeuner et pour recharger nos provisions de nourritures, nous sommes arrivés dans notre complexe de vacances, près de la ville Gulf Shores. Nous sommes resté une semaine dans un appartement, à seulement 100 mètres de la plage. Read more