National Parks Traveler – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

We hiked through the trees, towards a break in the canopy that told us Lake Michigan was just up ahead. My mom and I had been driving mere minutes before, pulling a U-turn when a brown sign told us that an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore access point sat less than a mile away. Having never…

Hook and Trigger – Red Tide Blooms in Panhandle

In 2018, red tide has been a scourge on Florida’s coasts, even reaching as far northwest as the Panhandle. The red tide algal blooms, known scientifically as┬áKarenia brevis, have been naturally occurring on Florida’s coasts for centuries. In fact, fish kills were documented in Tampa Bay by Spanish explorers. Read the rest of the Hook…