Category: Nature Coast

Find where you can eat, stay and play when visiting Homosassa Springs, Weeki Wachee and Crystal River.

Swimming With Manatees – Florida’s Nature Coast – Photo Essay

What is one of the most memorable trips my family and I have taken, ever? Swimming with Manatees on Florida’s Nature Coast. What constitutes a trip that becomes uber memorable? How much my kids talk about it. We did this … Continue reading

Fun Facts About Crystal River Florida

Way before Crystal River was world famous for swimming with Manatee, it had a super rich history. Fun Facts about Crystal River Florida This tranquil community is known as the place “Where Man and Manatee Play.” There really is a … Continue reading

Who Wants to See the Weeki Wachee Mermaid Show?

Weeki Wachee National State Park came on my radar when I was planning a trip through Northern Florida as a place to stop and see real mermaids swim. Wait – what? Mermaids? That was my reaction when I first heard … Continue reading

Fun Breakfast Restaurant Near Weeki Wachee, Florida – Leslie’s Bistro

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for me. Well, technically not for me, but for my kids. My boys are extremely picky eaters, but can shovel down a good breakfast. As a matter of fact, they can … Continue reading

Vacation Rentals in Florida – How About a Golf Resort

If the one thing you can learn from reading my lodging recommendations is: (whenever possible) stay in an a vacation rental. Sure hotels are fun. They have their purpose: If you go for the resort experience If there aren’t any … Continue reading

Searching for Weeki Wachee Restaurants – Finding a Gem – BeckyJack’s Food Shack

When doing a search for Weeki Wachee Restaurants you come up with very few cool options. They are mainly chains like Olive Garden and Crackle Barrel.  Not exactly memorable restaurants that are unique to the area, especially because last time … Continue reading

Plantation On Crystal River – Fine Dining and Luxury Resort

What do you do after a fun filled day swimming with Manatee? Go for a fine dining night out to celebrate such a unique and truly one-of-a-kind experience. Searching for the finest dining establishment in Crystal River was one of … Continue reading

Where is the Best Place in the World to Swim with Manatee? Florida’s Nature Coast

If you are reading this article before How To Swim with Manatee, I recommend to first read that one, and then come back for the conclusion. Once we learned how to play nice with the Manatee it was time for our … Continue reading

How to Swim with Manatee – 5 Important Facts To Know Before You Go

To swim with Manatee you first need to understand who and what these docile, social animals are all about. Then you need to learn how to swim with them so that no one gets hurt, frightened and most importantly the … Continue reading

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park – Not Your Typical Park

While visiting Crystal River on Florida’s Nature Coast I kept on bumping into fun info about Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. From what I gathered the park had a lot of opportunities for wildlife sightings. Let me tell you, not … Continue reading

Tea Anyone – Eating Lunch at a Tea House in Heritage Village of Crystal River

Crystal River is known for being one of the best places in the world to swim with Manatee. Which can make it enough for many people to fall in love with. Yet, when I discovered its famous Heritage Village I felt … Continue reading

The Fun in Searching for Crystal River Florida Hotels

Crystal River, Florida is one of the most unique areas of Florida. It is considered to be part of Florida’s Nature Coast and the majority of attractions here are all nature oriented. Our main reasons for visiting is to swim … Continue reading

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