The Old Man and The Tree

“President Kennedy said, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,’ and that’s kind of my philosophy,” John said. “This helps the community, it gets rid of these obnoxious invasive trees, and I meet an awful lot of nice people through it. I’ll do this until I no longer physically can.”

The Perfect Picnic

Celebrate Summer with the Perfect Picnic
The perfect picnic includes beautiful scenery and delicious food and drink.  The possibilities are never-ending from simple to elaborate – dining al fresco is a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors.

Be cautious of mayonnaise that may spoil in the heat. Try vinegar based salads and spreads.
Keep salads cool by […]

New Hidden Gems Program Unveiled

Citizen-driven Initiative Uncovers Little-Known Destination Gems
The Space Coast Office of Tourism launched a new Hidden Gems program, a citizen-driven program where county residents, business owners and officials teamed to create self-guided adventures that set visitors and locals on the trail of natural wildlife, historical treasures, shopping and space adventures in Brevard County.

The Hidden Gems adventures, […]

Do More in Alaska


Stretch your vacation days in this rugged frontier with one of Celebrity Cruises’ incredible Alaska Cruisetours.


See the Alaska rarely seen by others during this fully escorted land tour. Travel by motor coach or the Wilderness Express®, the luxurious glass-domed train car featuring breathtaking 360-degree views. Visit unforgettable destinations such as the six-million acre Denali National […]

Nurture with Nature

Nurture with nature
Escape reality with a space designed with you in mind
By Tammy Roberts

Imagine lying in a bamboo lounge chair, a canopy of oak tree branches shading the warm sun. Birds chirp blissfully in the distance, as the soothing sound of water drizzles down a ceramic fountain. A cool breeze releases the sweet scent of […]

The American Gator

The American Alligator is an unusual success story of a species that came back from the brink of extinction to a species that now is thriving in the Southeastern United States.


Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is gaining popularity and has health benefits


You might have seen the paparazzi shot of a well-trimmed celebrity standing up on what looks like a surfboard and paddling in some beautiful, exotic location. But you don’t have to be famous or on vacation to enjoy and experience the health benefits of […]

Rain Rain, Go Away

Week after week the weatherman may call for sunny skies, its why many of us chose Florida to call home. Although we can happily put away our umbrellas, most of our plants are wishing we could leave out the galoshes. Fortunately, some plants enjoy the Florida weather right along with the rest of us.

1. Mexican […]


They say April showers bring May flowers, and if that is the case, then we hope Zinnias make a grand appearance. Zinnias, which are native to Mexico, can tolerate most of Florida’s summer sun, until about August. Zinnias also are quick bloomers, supplying big, bright and bold flowers that will attract a variety of admirers, […]

Call of the Wild

You may think a cruise to Alaska or Antarctica too cool for Floridians. But Alaska cruise season May – September is an ideal time to visit. Daytime highs range from 60°F – 80°F. Nighttime lows are dip into the 40’s – 50’s.

Carnival Alaskan Adventures

Try a Carnival shore excursion in Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway for […]

A Walk in the Park

From swimming, jogging, kayaking, and swinging to viewing wildlife such as manatees and alligators – Brevard Parks offer more than just a Sunday stroll. We found some that have a little bit of everything, but don’t worry, if you don’t see something you like here, there are over 150 more to check out!

Barrier Island Sanctuary

8385 […]

Tuck in Your Garden with a Blanket of Gaillardias

Keeping up with the Florida heat can be challenging, fortunately the Gaillardia, aka the Indian Blanket has no trouble keeping up with what many of us consider intolerable.

Forget Sending a Valentine: Adopt a Manatee

It would be hard to imagine our beloved state without one of its most beloved water dwelling friends.

10 Tips for New Bird Watchers

10 Tips for New Bird Watchers According to

Birds of a Feather: Birding and Wildlife Festival

People from all over the world will flock together at the annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival this month.

Garden in Harmony with Nature: Go Native.

If you aren’t blessed with a green thumb, contact Sally Scalera at the Brevard County branch of University of Florida Extension Service in Cocoa.