walking on the beach on St George Island

Three days in Eastpoint, FL

From St Augustine, it was an uneventful 4.5-hour drive across the top of Florida to Eastpoint, on the so-called Forgotten Coast of Florida’s panhandle. This area feels completely different to other parts of coastal Florida we’ve visited: quiet villages, uncrowded...

tarantula in Big Bend National Park

Tarantulas!

All through my formative years, my aunt and uncle had a pet tarantula. A strange choice of pet, no doubt, but Uncle Jim loves the Desert Southwest more than just about anyone else I know, so I guess it made...