2017 Hospitality Training Workshops

RiverWay South Apalachicola Choctawhatchee (RWSAC) and Goodwill Industries Big Bend, Inc. are co-sponsoring a series of hospitality training workshops that will provide high-quality, nationally-certified training to frontline tourism industry professionals and create “Ambassadors” for the RiverWay South region. You have three opportunities to attend this training: (more…)

Beyond the Beach in Northwest Florida: Natural Attractions

By Susan Cocking
Courtesy of The Miami Herald

Each year, thousands of tourists make a beeline for Florida Panhandle beaches, bypassing the fascinating but lightly visited natural attractions along the inland river corridor just to the north. Big mistake. In your hurry to plant your toes in the sand, you are missing out on chances to pet wolves; view one of the Southeast’s most endangered birds; photograph carnivorous plants; catch and eat enormous exotic catfish; and tour a beautifully-decorated underground cave — among other little-known draws.


The Waterways of Northwest Florida

By Doc Lawrence

MARIANNA, FLORIDA–Howling without a moon is one of the exercises at Seacrest, the largest wolf preserve in Southeast. Florida’s home to Gray, Arctic, and British Columbia wolves allows visitors to get close and personal with these remarkably friendly canines. If you howl, the wolves will respond in kind.