Tag: Family travel

Woman at Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2016

Don’t Miss Coney Island’s Fabulous Mermaid Parade

Women half dressed wearing fish costumes. Men half dressed wearing fish costumes. Elaborate doos, makeup for days. Painted floats and classic cars. The streets filled with cheering crowds. Welcome to the Mermaid Parade. It’s quite a spectacle. When to go I’d read about the Parade for years before finally going in […]

Two egrets on Sanibel Island, Florida

The Best Way to Visit Sanibel Island’s Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

It was a balmy morning, just after 7am, and I was at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary on Sanibel Island, a popular vacation spot in southwest Florida, sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound, known for its pristine beaches, shelling, […]