Bill & Mary Burnham
Travel Writers & Kayak Guides
Sea plane, helicopter, yacht: these are the ways guests typically arrive at the exclusive Little Palm Island resort in the Florida Keys. They told us were the first to arrive by kayak!
A friendly, but endangered Key Deer approaches Bill when we pulled up to the eco-friendly Deer Run B&B on Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys
Cheeca Lodge, Islamorada
Ivey House is the paddlers' headquarters in Everglades City
Arrive by boat on Cabbage Key: no cars, no TV, no problem.
Tween Water Inn on Captiva Island has a kayak outfitter on premise
Pulling up to Sanibel Harbour Resort
Sun & Moon Inn in Matlacha, a paddlers' paradise (kayak festival in June)
Bokeelia Tarpon Inn offers B&B respite for paddlers on the Great Calusa Blueway.
Boca Grande Beach Club, the start of our adventure on the Great Calusa Blueway
Silver Surf motel on Bradenton Beach
Sutherland Crossing in Crystal Beach offers guests kayak and nature tours.
Relaxing at Crystal River Resort after paddling in King's Bay.
CEDAR KEYS: Seahorse Landing's condos on Cedar Key are a great base for exploring the islands of Cedar Keys National Wildife Refuge.
BIG BEND: Steinhatchee Landing Resort offers luxury cottages and homes on the river in a "cracker-style" community.
FLORIDA KEYS: Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorade has kayaks for guest use. Beach bungalows with private balconies and hammocks are perfect for paddlers in need of a respite.
THE PANHANDLE: Bay Way on St. George Island is one of dozens of beach rentals, a great base for barrier island-hopping. Crystal-white sand beaches without a soul in sight.
THE PANHANDLE: A very Green lodging. Tell Trish we sent you!
THE PANHANDLE: Watercolor Inn, Santa Rosa Beach. FL
An environmentally-conscious inn on the Gulf of Mexico.
THE PANHANDLE: A beach house on Navarre Beach, FL proved the perfect launching spot for an overnight camping trip into Gulf Islands National Seashore.
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