A (mostly) Kids' Guide to Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades is the region's first guidebook for families with children. The 80-page softcover book, with more than 150 full color photographs, is a fun and humorous kids'-eye view of the beaches, nature preserves, attractions and experiences on land and sea. From awesome museums and attractions in sophisticated Naples to outrageously exciting adventures deep in the Everglades, A (mostly) Kids' Guide to Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades is packed with tidbits of regional history and trivia that even parents, grandparents, educators and armchair travelers will love. They'll laugh out loud right along with the kids at some of the strange stories and quirky creatures that inhabit this exciting land. Airboats and swamp buggies, pirates and Indians, even the legendary Skunk Ape - it's all inside, along with a comprehensive index with websites and phone numbers. A (mostly) Kids' Guide to Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades covers activities for all ages from toddler to teen. It's a must for anyone planning a visit to Florida, as well as newcomers and local kids who want to find even more exiting things to do in their own backyard. Author Karen T. Bartlett is an award-winning travel journalist and photographer who was lucky enough to raise two children in this wild and wonderful land. Her published works include 11 travel destination books and hundreds of travel features in regional and national magazines.
Table of ContentsIs there Anything to Do around Here?
Naples: Treasures and Adventures on Land & Sea
Immokalee: Land of Seminoles, Ancient Calusa Indians and Cowboys
Marco Island: One Ginormous Pile of Shells
The Everglades: Alligators, Panthers and Birds, Oh My
Festivals! Parades! Fireworks!
Map & Index
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Having lived in Naples with kids for the past decade, all I can say is I wish this book had come out back then! It is chock full of information about Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades. It is written in a fun style for kids and adults. We will keep this book for a very long time as a reference for the area. So many great ideas and places we didn't know existed are included! It has become my youngest child's favorite before bedtime reading because it is written in such a fun and witty style. Looking forward to our next trip to SW Florida even more than before!
I just LOVE this book! It is amazing and delightful.. The author got it just right... the perfect combination of fun and information, which kids and grownups will both enjoy. It's beautifully written, colorful, and a pleasure to browse through all of the great places to go and things to see. The combination of photos and artwork are wonderful, and the whimsical nature of Ms. Bartlett's writing makes it enjoyable to read for young and old alike. I would give this book six stars if I could and highly recommend it to anyone who lives in or visits the Naples area.