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The Legendary Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine

Stores of a mythical healing fountain of youth date back to tales from the 4th century involving Alexander the Great. As the story goes, anyone who drinks from the mystical waters will remain youthful forever due to the water’s restorative health properties. Although many places claim to have springs with healing powers, the St. Augustine […]

St. Augustine, Florida Vacation Guide

As America’s oldest city, St. Augustine is rich in historical significance. Explorer Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain founded the city in 1565, making it the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement. Unbeknownst to many, the Pilgrims actually landed on Plymouth 55 years later in 1602. According to the NPS, the first Thanksgiving actually took […]

The Best Attractions in Pinellas County, Florida

Pinellas County is a highly populated area (900,000+ residents) on the west coast of Florida. This tourist hotspot is part of the Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater metro area. Most of all the great Tampa Bay tourist attractions, like the white sand beaches, beautiful nature preserves, quaint downtowns, boat tours, and museums and cultural attractions, are found throughout […]

9 Must-Dos in Savannah’s Charming Historic District

Savannah, Georgia, “the Hostess city of the South,” is an interesting vacation destination for history buffs, nature lovers, foodies, photographers, and even those interested in the paranormal. Offering an interesting mix of attractions to suit basically any type of traveler, it’s no wonder Savannah is quickly becoming one of the South’s most popular tourist destinations. […]

9 Fun things to do in Tarpon Springs: The Sponge Capital of the World

Tarpon Springs, a small town located along the Anclote River in Northern Pinellas County, is most famous for being “the sponge capital of the world.” Greek immigrants settled this Gulf Coast village in the early 1900’s. Even to this day, Tarpon is still the world’s largest producer of natural sponges. These sponges are actually skeletons […]

3 Days in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is a wonderful Southern vacation destination: a worthy addition to any history buff’s bucket list. The “Hostess City of the South” frequently pops up on many renowned “best of” lists, and is a favorite return destination of many. A winning combination of historical attractions, beautiful public parks, amazing architecture, and gorgeous historical inns, has […]

Attraction of the Week: Savannah’s Haunted East Bay Inn

Savannah, Georgia has long been a hotbed of paranormal activity. The historic southern city, established way back in 1733, ranks right up there with Salem, Boston, and New Orleans as one of America’s most haunted cities. Tourists come from all over to explore the gorgeous tree-lined squares and parks and awe at the lovely 18th […]

Attraction of the Week: Dolphin Adventure Cruise on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Tarpon Springs, a quaint Gulf Coast community located 40 min north of Tampa, draws tourists from all over for its’ rich Greek history, sponge docks, and beautiful low-key beaches. In the 1900’s, Greek sponge divers settled the area, leading to its’ current nickname of “the sponge capital of the world.” Spongeorama, established in 1968, claims […]

12 things to do in Center City Philadelphia

As the bustling centerpiece of Philadelphia, you will probably find yourself exploring Center City at one point during your Philly trip. While Old City houses the most historical sites in the city, Center City continues to receive praise for its’ expanding foodie scene, yearly lineup of events, and numerous entertainment offerings. Below are 12 must-dos […]

The 21 Best Things to See and Do in Philly’s Main Line

The Main Line is a name given to the suburban Philly towns which lie along the former Main Line route of the Pennsylvania railroad. Originally, the area was founded by notable Philadelphia families who built summer homes in the area. Many of the suburbs within the Main Line are consistently ranked as not only the […]