Welcome to episode #6 of the Where Else to Go podcast. I’m still not sure I have the hang of podcasting yet, but I am having a lot of fun talking about some great travel destinations with some great travelers.
Now, on to today’s show about how to best visit Marco Island, Florida.
My guest for this episode is Kay Dougherty. Kay left corporate life in Boston for beach life in Florida and time to travel the world. She talks today about her current home base in Marco Island, Florida, telling us why it’s a great where else to go spot for our next beach vacation.
Kay says there are all kinds of things to do on Marco Island – many involving water activities. You can charter boats for pleasure or deep sea-fishing trips. Take day trips to see dolphins, go shelling or to see the sunset or just to explore the 10,000 Islands. There’s a ferry to Key West. One thing she’s looking forward to doing is taking a seaplane to Key West with Salt Island Seaplanes (out of Naples).
Marco Island is a good place for adults only or families (not so much for singles or solo travelers). Lots of free activities – music concerts in the park, two beautiful public beacheas, weekly farmers’ market, art shows, etc. A really fun thing to do is to go jet-skiiing in the 10,000 Islands with Captain Ron’s Everglades Jet Ski Tours. There’s an excellent small local museum about the history of the island.
Marco Island is very low key, the complete opposite of the east coast of Florida, so if you’re looking for a low key getaway, Marco Island may be the perfect spot for your next beach vacation.
About Kay: If you want you to learn more about Kay you can follow her on Blonde Brunette travel, a humorous travel blog primarily about international travel with her sister. All continents, cultures, means of travel and experience are considered, explored, critiqued and found to have some humor in them. Kay shares useful information and honest opinions; if she can get you to snort a drink out your nose over something she’s written, she considers it the ultimate compliment.
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