Top 5 Tips for Dealing with Rain While on Vacation in Naples, FL


It happens a lot….

You plan your entire vacation to Florida expecting beautiful sunny weather….then all of a sudden…..the rain comes down.

If you live here in Florida, there is a saying, “If you don’t like the weather in Florida, just wait 5 minutes.”

This is try the majority of the time.  Rain storms can move in an out within 5-10 minutes.  But there are those few days where the rain just does not end.

You need to be prepared for this.  It you are not, it can ruin your day, or your entire vacation.

Here are the top 5 tips for dealing with rain:

  1. Keep an umbrella handy.
  2. Try a rain poncho.
  3. Have an alternate plan for each day.
  4. Keep a good list of indoor activities that you can do during the rainy weather.
  5. When all else fails, there is always the movies.

Let’s talk briefly about these.

Keep an umbrella handy

This may see fairly simple, but you will be amazed at how many Floridians still make the mistake of going out and not having an umbrella with them.  Trust me, you will thank me for this one, even though it seems like common sense.

Try a rain poncho

Seriously, I never thought I would use one, but we were are Disney World one day and the rain just started coming down in sheets.  My husband, thankfully, had purchased some cheap $1 ponchos in the camping section of Walmart and we had those tucked in our bag.  Wow, you will not believe how grateful we were to have those.

Have an alternate plan for each day

Of course going to the beach and hanging outside whether it is shopping or eating is the ideal day in Florida.  But if the weather is bad, you need to have some alternate choices.  Some suggestions could be shopping at an indoor mall or going to a museum.

Keep a good list of indoor activities you can do during the rainy weather

There are lots of things you can do inside.  You can play card games, drinking games, or just sit on the porch of your condo and watch the rain.  Sometimes it can be quite a show to see.  Just remember to stay away from the water when it is lightening out.  It can get to be quite dangerous.

When all else fails, there is always the movies

Last but not least, the movies can help save the day.  Check out a local theater to see what is playing and spend the day there, or at least a few hours, maybe the rain will clear up while you are there.

Hope you found these tips to be helpful.



Don’t Miss These 4 Fun Things to do While in Naples

airboat ride

Heading to Naples and the Paradise Coast for some sun and sand?

Maybe enjoy some of the premium golf spots?

The beaches on the Gulf are fantastic and the greens are great, for sure.

But don’t make those your only stop. Here are four don’t miss attractions to spice up your Paradise Coast vacation.

The Naples Zoo

Looking for black bears in Florida? Want to hand feed the giraffes? Want to get up close and personal, sort of, with the alligators?

Then hit the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens to see a fantastic array of wildlife and fun. It’s 52 acres of wildlife from around the world. Originally founded by botanist Dr. Henry Nehrling in 1919 and restored and combined with Caribbean Gardens in 1954 by Julius Fleischmann, it has hosted scientists and other notables like Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Edison.

The Revs Institute for Automotive Research

Got a rare car buff in the crowd? The Revs Institute is just the ticket then. Much more than a car Museum, the Institute preserves and collects an automotive heritage. Even the non-buff will find it fascinating.

There are four exhibits that allow you to see different aspects of the collection. From historical, game changing cars that shaped the 20th century to the rare and luxurious. Then hit the raceway and see the famous cars and their owners that influenced the sport of racing.

Airboat Rides Through the Everglades

You’ve seen airboats on TV now that you’re here, jump aboard! There are many ride operators on the Paradise Coast, so there’s no reason to miss that wild ride blasting through the Everglades.

You’ll learn about Everglades’ wildlife, plants and folklore as you twist and turn through the mangrove tunnels in the mangrove jungles. Or fly through the grasslands and see the river of grass that the Everglades is really famous for.

Do it!

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Want to get an idea of what Florida was like before the developers hit?

Here’s where you get a boardwalk tour through 14,000 acres of marshland and see the past. Home to otters, alligators, white-tailed deer and 600+-year-old trees, the sanctuary is also where a large collection of endangered birds also find safe sanctuary.

The 2.25 mile boardwalk wanders through the sanctuary and puts you among the pine flatwood, marsh, wet prairie and old growth forest. Remember your water, bug spray camera and binoculars.

Be sure to pack your sunscreen for protection in the outdoors. And don’t forget your favorite nootropic like Lumonol. You’ll want to stay sharp and focused while enjoying the Naples experience.



Photo credit: Experience Kissimmee

Staying Healthy on your trip to Naples Florida

Morning at Naples beach, Florida, Gulf of Mexico

Are you planning a trip to Naples, FL. The fun, the sun, the sand, and the warm weather, are only a few of the many attractions this great city has to offer to visitors.

With over ten miles of pristine white sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico, Naples is a beautiful vacation destination. One of the must see attractions is the botanical gardens which change throughout the year.

With this said, the change in climate, the different environment and just coming in contact with so many new people, can be the start of a contagious bug. In fact, it’s pretty common for people when traveling to get sick. Especially those who are visiting a region where the weather is extremely different to that they are used to in their own home.

So, what can you do to ward off illness and keep your system properly functioning during your trip? Certainly there are all the usual recommendations including eating right, getting enough rest, washing your hands and avoiding large crowds.

These things are easier said than done though, especially when you are on vacation and need to make the most of your time. However something as easy as taking an immune system booster when you are traveling so that your system has the power and essential vitamins to keep your body operating as it should can make a big difference. Pectasol-C, is a great choice for travelers looking to keep their immune system in top shape. It comes in convenient capsules and, not only are you getting a host of essential nutrients and minerals, but all important vitamin C which is well known to help increase immune system strength.

When your immune system is working as it should, it more powerful, and is also going to fight off viruses, ward off allergens, and it will allow you to feel great and more energized, during the entirety of your trip to Naples or any destination.

It also has the power to fight off free radicals which tend to attack the immune system, which in turn causes you to feel tired, and to get sick easily. It has exactly what your system needs for you to feel good, feel energized, and avoid the common ailments many people experience when they do travel.

Whether it is your first visit to Naples, Fl or a return visit, you need the right nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to ensure you stay healthy for the entirety of your trip.

Real Estate

Real Estate

Naples, Florida is a tropical paradise in south Florida.  It is a beautiful area, and many people desire to live there.  It is world renowned for shopping, dining, golfing and beautiful beaches.  If you are looking for a piece of paradise, try reaching out to R.L. Bailey Realty, Inc. as your premiere source for all things Real Estate in the Naples area.  They can help pick you up as much as Naturaful does for your chest.  (LOL)



Let’s Go Shopping

Let’s face it….we love to shop!  There are lot’s of places to shop in Naples.  You might be able to find Revitol Eye Cream which is only available online, but you can find lot’s of other products.  There are several malls in the area:

  • Coastland Maill – Over 100 stores and food
  • 5th Avenue South – Art Galleries and European Bistros
  • Mercato – Upscale Shopping, Dining and Entertainment
  • Miromar Outlets – Over 140 designer and brand name outlets
  • Third Street South – Old Naples, stylish shops and galleries
  • Tin City – The Old Marine Marketplace – unique boutiques and eateries
  • Village on Venetian Bay – 2 Waterfront Shopping Plazas
  • Waterside Shops – Designer and specialty stores




Art & Entertainment

Are you an art lover?  There are a couple of must see’s in the Naples area.

Florida Sign

  • Big Cypress Gallery.  Clyde Butcher’s black and white photography.   He has some impressive shots of the Everglades.  It is quite a unique place to visit.  Address:  Ochopee, FL (Everglades)  34102  Phone: (239) 695-2428.
  • Collier County Museum, 3301 Tamiami Trail E. Naples, FL 34112  Phone: (239) 774-8476

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History of Naples

Naples, Florida got its name when people described the bay as “surpassing the bay in Naples, Italy.”  Not surprising that the name would catch on.  The town of Naples was purchased back in 1887 by a group of Kentuckians.  One of the first things they did was to build a pier out into the Gulf of Mexico.

Naples garnered a reputation as a winter destination.  People would flock here to escape the northern cold.