Iguana at Dolphin Discovery Center

A Day at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys

The Dolphin Research Center is a non-profit research facility located in Grassy Key at mile marker 59, an hour north of Key West. There are several “swim with the dolphin” facilities in the Keys but the Dolphin Research Center is unique. It’s a not-for-profit research center that’s about interacting with the dolphins through various hands-on experiences.

Key West Florida Sunset

Ultimate Mother Daughter Road Trip Through the Florida Keys

I’m like most parents in the sense that it’s rare I get good stretches of quality one-on-one time with my girls. Could I do a better job of making it happen? Absolutely, but it seems as though something always gets in the way.

When I was invited to take my teen on the Chevrolet Volt Sunshine Road Trip, I cleared the calendar, no excuses.

6 Toed Cats at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Florida

Kids and Kritters from the Sunshine State

You can spend months planning a family vacation only to find when you actually hit the road that it’s the unexpected stuff that steals the show. Case in point, critters. Animal meetings on family adventures are often surprises that tend to lead to success.

I did more traveling than I’ll admit to before it clicked that Kids & Kritters are a great traveling combination.