Category: Florida

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Looking for Fun and Different Places to Eat in Florida – This Gourmet Deli Will Surprise You!

Confession time – I am probably the only New Yorker who has never eaten at a gourmet deli. Crazy, I know! So when my family and I traveled in Florida I decided it was time to introduce my kids to … Continue reading

Villas of Grand Cypress – A Splurge That Everyone Needs to Take

By the time we arrived to Villas of Grand Cypress we’ve been traveling for over a week and needed some serious downtime. When I arranged our reservation I only had one night in mind before heading back home. That all changed … Continue reading

Who Wants to be a Nascar Driver for a Day? Me, Me!

Ever wanted to become a nascar driver? I’ve toyed with the idea, but nothing more than pretend. After visiting the Daytona International Speedway, my son(s) became a bit obsessive with the idea. Sure boys want to be car racers, who doesn’t? But … Continue reading

Resorts in Orlando Florida – Staying in a Luxury Suite Without Breaking the Bank

Resorts in Orlando Florida are everywhere. Finding the right one is a challenge onto itself. Most offer luxury rooms, villas, suites at luxury prices. Meaning, they are way out of our budget. When I found Blue Heron Beach Resort, I … Continue reading

Ripley’s Believe it or Not Orlando – Is it Kid Friendly?

Last time I visited a Ripley’s Believe it or Not was over twenty years ago. When I realized there was a Ripley’s in Orlando Florida I was determined to take my kids to see it. I grew up with the … Continue reading

Florida Legoland – We Finally Arrived!

My planning for Legoland began in December 2012. That was a long time to wait for a cool place. But it was a great way to keep my kids behaving (for the most part) during the year knowing that the … Continue reading

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

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

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