Hey there and welcome to another episode of Tips & Tech Talk, I am your host Ron. And today we’re going to take a look at the 4 most underrated things to do in the great state of Florida.

Underrated Things to do in Florida -#1 Sanibel Island

First stop – Sanibel Island.

I’ve been looking forward to this trip south to Florida for some time now. The reason? I want to put my 2 newest cameras to the test. My Canon 80D and a DJI Spark. What better place to put these cameras through their paces than Sanibel Island? Sanibel Beach has attracted visitors from all over the world, partly because of the large quantities of sea shells that frequently wash up there.

One of the reasons for these large accumulations of shells is the fact Santa Bell is a barrier island which is part of a large plateau that extends out into the Gulf of Mexico for miles.

So it’s time to take a nice, leisurely bike ride around Sanibel Island near Fort Meyers.

Among the notable luminaries who have resided on Sanibel Island is legendary filmmaker George Romero. In fact, Romero’s film, Day of the Dead, was filmed on the island.

Underrated Things to do in Florida -#2 Saint Augustine

Second on our underrated list is a trip 334 northeast to Saint Augustine, the oldest city in our country. Saint Augustine’s distinct historical character has made the city a major tourist attraction.

The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the Continental United States. However, this fort is by no means the only thing to see here.

Because it’s a National Park I wasn’t able to fly my drone over the fort but I was able to fly the drone down the road a piece where legend rules the day … The Legend of the Fountain of Youth.

The legend says that Ponce de Leon was told by Native Americans that the Fountain of Youth could restore youth to anyone. Myth or truth, who knows? It tasted like Florida water to me, but we’ll see.

Underrated Things to do in Florida -#3 Naples

Number 3 on the list of underrated things to do in Florida, we head over to Naples for the sightseeing tour on the Naple’s princess. Let’s go and see how the one percenters live.

Naples is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States with the sixth highest per capita income in the country. Real estate is among the most expensive, with houses for sale in excess of $40 million dollars.

Buzz Aldrin, Larry Bird, Mike Ditka, Bill Gates, Sean Hannity, Alex Lifeson, Tom Monaghan, Bob Segar, Barbara Walters, and President Donald Trump are among the scores of luminaries that have called Naples home.

Underrated Things to do in Florida – #4 Murder Mystery Dinner Train

And finally, number 4 on the list of most underrated things to do in Florida,  is the Murder Mystery Dinner Train Cruise near Fort Myers. Very cool. You get on a train, watch actors play out a scene (several scenes) and you have to figure out not only who the murderer is, but what the motives are.

Here is what happened. When you get on the train you are supposed to fill out your name at the top.  There’s a place for you to take notes when the acting is going on inside the train. It’s a murder mystery.  So there’s actors and it was set during World War II.

So lets talk about the characters, there was Herta. Who was Herta?

She was the German nurse, who took care of the French scientist.

And from the jump, right away, I thought like she was the one. I think I contaminated the whole table by putting that out there. But as it progressed, I went through a couple suspects but ultimately I figured it was Baby Ruth who tried to murder her American scientist husband, but through poisoning wine, she inadvertently killed the French scientist. He was French, right?

Yep.

Yeah, so I knew it wasn’t Blaine because he was a DOD right?

Yep.

And he wouldn’t try to kill an American. And then who was the French resistance?

Lorna from the French resistance.

She was the obvious choice, that was what they were trying to tell us. But I knew right away that wasn’t her.

So it was Baby Ruth who tried to kill her husband with poison and wine. I. But instead the French scientist bit the bullet. That’s the way it goes.

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