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Birthday Road Trip - Everglades and Marco Island

Hey guys!
It's become a tradition of mine the last few years to do something fun and outdoors for my birthday. This year, I decided to go on a little road trip with my mom and sister. I've always felt like if the beach is my home, the Everglades is my backyard, so it seemed only fitting to get a bit of both!

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Our day began by heading West on Tamiami Trail (US 41) from Miami. The plan was to make it to Marco Island by lunch time, but we made a few stops on the way.

Big Cypress Oasis Visitor Center Our first stop was at Big Cypress Oasis Visitor Center. Located on the Northern side of Tamiami Trail, in the Big Cypress National Preserve. 
It features a little boardwalk along side a canal, where alligators tend to hang out during the dry season. (I've found that during the summer months, aka we…

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