Koreshan State Park

The Koreshan Unity Settlement was a colony of Christian utopian communalists who settled in Florida in the 1890s. Though new members were allowed to bring their children with them, members were expected to practice celibacy—not exactly a great way to keep the group going. They had all died out by the mid-70s, and their former … More Koreshan State Park

Manatee Park

Any time I am in Florida, whenever I see a Manatee in the wild, I always stop to watch. Manatee Park is part of Ft Myers FL’s wonderful park system. There is a walking trail, a playground, and a visitors center. The primary attraction though are the Manatees. In the winter when the water in … More Manatee Park

Vanlife: Bureaucracy

[NOTE: I’ve blogged all these “how-to” posts before, but am gonna re-run them on occasion, since folks may have missed them, and many of them have been updated or expanded since they were first posted.] Before you can set off on your cross-country journey, there are some bureaucratic paperwork issues you will need to deal … More Vanlife: Bureaucracy