This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

relax while kayaking

I am fortunate to have been born and raised in paradise. I get to live every day in the Florida sun, surrounded by natural beauty many vacationing here overlook. It is not too hard to get lost in the land of the big mouse or to get swept away in the spring break scene.

I implore you to take a second look. Florida has a slower side. Everyone knows of the sandy beaches, but did you know that Florida is also full of outdoor adventures just waiting to be discovered. In Gulf County, Florida you can find an exciting new experience around bend. From snorkeling around the bay to horseback riding on the beach, you can find something exhilarating for every member of the family.

stand up paddle board

I recently started to kayaking, and I would love to explore the Dead Islands or the St. Vincent Island via kayak or stand up paddleboard! My family would love to venture out on a seawater safari! I live down south in Fort Myers, but I hear the Gulf County, Florida folk are super friendly and cannot wait to visit other individuals who love where they live.

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They say GCFL makes you feel alive!


Dead Lakes

The Dead Lakes get their name from the Cypress and Tupelo trees that stand in the water. When the water is low, you can see the stumps rising out of the swamp. It’s like nothing you’ve seen before. People don’t know what you’re talking about and then they have an “aha” moment when they paddle around the shallows in the South Flats. The stumps are so concentrated; it’s like being on another planet. If you go out early in the morning in April, the birds are all coming into nest and other critters are just showing up. The fog comes off the water. It’s very still, where you feel like you’re in the wilderness.

camping at night

I love being outdoors, learning new skills, breathing in the fresh air. I want to instill these passions in my children, teach them to love the great outdoors! Camping can be great fun as a family, but camping at night on the beach is a whole other ball game! Learn of all the fun activities to do from the local Gulf County Adventure Guide, plan your idea of a dream adventure vacation, and join us in conversation on Instagram at #GCFLnofilter

Are you ready to go an adventure?

Enter the weekly contest for a chance to win a $50 gift card to have your own adventure in your local town! There will be 10 lucky winners per week from now until April 13, 2015

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