Fort Barrancas

No shortage of outdoor escape opportunities during COVID-19 outbreak

No shortage of outdoor escape opportunities during COVID-19 outbreak

Looking for a way to escape the concerns over COVID-19 and put your mind in a happier place? Florida has options for you because of the wealth of outdoor opportunities. From beaches and a national seashore to hiking trails and historic forts, there are no shortage of options. Gulf Islands National Seashore is rated among […]

Fort Barrancas offers interesting glimpse of history

Fort Barrancas offers interesting glimpse of history

This is the latest in a series of articles on outdoor opportunities worth checking out both in Florida and, every so often, out of state. This story puts the spotlight on Fort Barrancas in Pensacola. On the bluffs overlooking the glistening water of Pensacola Bay on a sun-splashed fall afternoon is an historic site that […]

Butler living a big kid’s life as a park ranger

Butler living a big kid’s life as a park ranger

Will Butler visited several national parks while growing up but never made it to Fort Pickens. But the historical military installation, one of the highlights of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is where Butler now works as a ranger. He figures if he had traveled to Florida as a child he would have felt the […]