Mike was born in Puerto Rico (hence his nickname Rico Sauve! shhhh) but grew up in the Boston area. Like most folks from Boston he is down to earth and a super Red Sox and Patriots fan. Mike comes from a huge Italian/Portuguese family and is married to a lovely lady who bakes us all cupcakes (shout out to Jessica!) Family is very important to Mike, and he's become a very important member of our River Ventures family! We are grateful to have him!
In theory, the beauty of a mini-break is that you get to have a taste of travel without using too much time and money. In reality, they often don’t turn out that cheap…
Her motto for a happy life? "Never frown – it causes wrinkles'! And you will never see a frown on this lovely lady's face. Every day here at River Ventures she takes our frowns and turns them upside down...there are smiles where ever this special lady goes!!
In 1979, then-Florida Governor Bob Graham designated November as Manatee Awareness Month. Every governor of the state since has renewed the proclamation.
The people who work in this store are very nice and always seem to have a smile on their faces. The store is clean and they always seem happy to lend a helping hand. You can even round your change up to donate to The Good Will.
Florida is full of the weird and wonderful. Visitors can take a bit of that home from their Florida vacation with these cool, unusual souvenirs. They are the perfect reminder of your trip to the Sunshine State.
Folks come from all around to enjoy the varied festivities and the famous haunted tram so get there early, because later in the evening the line can really grow! Food, fun, candy, music, give-aways and of course the famous Florida manatee on the roam for picture ops! You do not want to miss this Citrus County tradition! We will be there too!
Whether you want a light bite to eat or a healthy fresh pressed juice, try this local gem today. You just may catch some of crew there getting their daily fill!
Ranked 6th best market in the world by TravelChannel.com®, the Daytona Flea & Farmers Market offers 2 restaurants, 9 concession stands, 2 ATMs, 2 climate controlled shopping malls and over three miles of shopping.
What can you find at flea markets in Florida? Just about anything. Does the world have a shopping capital? I'd argue it does, and it's Florida.
The number of manatee deaths in Florida this year has already exceeded the total for all of 2017. Blame Red Tide, which is suspected of killing more than 100 of them.
More than 160 sea cows have died in 2018, a pace that could set a record, according to environmental group.
Illya the manatee became quite popular after he traveled all the way to New Jersey back in October 2009. Eventually he was rescued and taken back to Miami. The Save the Manatee Club reported Ilya's death on July 31.
So far scallop season has been a resounding success, and we are looking to finish strong from both our Homosassa and Crystal River locations.
Dan's Clam Stand, authentic New England experience, sweet whole belly clams and wicked awesome chowdah!
At high enough concentrations, Florida red tide can discolor water a red or brown hue. Red tides caused by other algal species can appear red, brown, green or even purple. The water can also remain its normal color during a bloom.
The oldest manatee in captivity had just celebrated his 69th birthday. It was a day filled with special treats as hundreds of visitors peeked through the glass and into the Parker Aquarium tank at the South Florida Museum to catch a glimpse of the 1,300-pound wonder.
VISIT FLORIDA!! Do not stay away. Come swim in our spring fed fresh waters, take in our gorgeous sunsets, support our struggling businesses and spread that love around the globe. Educate yourself, write your local Representatives and support businesses that support Mother Nature.
She gets to indulge in some of her favorite hobbies daily, swimming, snorkeling and getting up close with wildlife; but on days she's not here working you may find her playing tennis or singing to local elderly and special needs residents
The 10-foot male was successfully relocated but not before biologists photographed and tagged the creature.