Category: United States

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Hotels Near Legoland Florida – Fewer Than You Think

Legoland has been our family’s wish list for well over a year.  At first I considered staying in Orlando, so we can add a few more attractions to the time there, but one hour drive in each direction was just … 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

Things To Do in Liverpool – Organize a Brilliant Stag Weekend

the city is a popular destination for stag parties from across the country. There is a wide range of Things To Do in Liverpool to keep everyone entertained, as well as a varied and lively nightlife. For a brilliant stag … Continue reading

Places to Eat in Daytona Beach – Crabby Joe’s

A trend is forming for me. Whenever I head to a new spot I find myself doing massive searches online, but at the end usually go with the advice and recommendations of tourism board experts. Such was the case with … Continue reading

St. Augustine Alligator Farm – Over 100 Years of Love and Care

St. Augustine, Florida is simply brewing with history on every turn. This doesn’t stop with just historic sites and buildings but also zoos. St. Augustine Alligator Farm is over 100 years old and has a story that needs to be … Continue reading

A Surprise Family Picnic – Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grill

When I began planning my family’s trip this past December I narrowed my search to New Orleans. This was the original plan with a few stops along the way in Northern Florida.  Due to my husband’s schedule we had to … Continue reading

The Long Awaited Visit to St. Augustine Fountain of Youth

Me and school never got along. I was an average student finding classrooms a terrible place to learn about the world. If you ask me about most of my classes, I wouldn’t be able to tell you anything memorable. All … Continue reading

Elegance and Fine Dining for Families – Raintree Restaurant in St. Augustine

Going on a trip and not having a fine dining night out  should be considered a travel sin.  And yes, you can do it with small kids. Maybe not a Michelin rated restaurant, but don’t give up hope. All it … Continue reading

18th Century Spanish Dinner – Taberna Del Caballo

What’s a visit to St. Augustine and not eat at an authentic Spanish Tavern (Taberna del Caballo) which resembled one of the 40 taverns that were open during the 18th Century. The Taberna is part of the Colonial Quarter St. Augustine, … Continue reading

Educational Travel – Colonial Quarter St. Augustine

St. Augustine and Educational travel should be synonymous.  Practically all the main attractions in this historic town are great learning opportunities for both kids and adults. Our education began on our first day when we visited the Pirate Museum, but … Continue reading

St. Augustine Beach Rentals – A Nifty Idea for Families

Confession time – Staying on the beach for our St. Augustine, Florida trip was not my idea. Interestingly enough, when I contacted The Bayfront Marin House the owner, Sandy, recommended her new beach cottages, Beachcomber, on Vilano Beach Florida as … Continue reading

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