We don’t know much about D_a_n’s whereabouts over the past four years (other than that a break from IgoUgo was involved), but we do know that in December, he was shelling, birding, and snapping photos on Marco Island, Florida. And now, he’s here!
His first journal since 2005, Weeklong Winter Break in Marco Island, FL, shares a recent family trip to a place “with perfect weather and enough to do,” plus plenty of ways to relax. And since D_a_n and fam explored the entire area just south of Naples, he minds his miles by grouping reviews under headers like “On the island,” “Short drive,” and “A bit further.”
The highlights, though, are his 71 photos capturing birds in flight, lions lying at a zoo, close-up curves of shells, a swamp’s spectrum of greens, and more. Lucky for would-be visitors to Marco Island, D_a_n includes tips for where to shoot the best Sunshine State sunrise—and if our photos would turn out half as beautiful as his, we’d happily wake up early and make our way to his secret spot.