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Fun-in-the-Sun: A Day in Siesta Key on Florida’s Gulf

Time and time again, Siesta Key Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast pops up on many “best of” lists. The cool to the touch, 99% quartz sand earned this beach the number 1 spot on a 2020 Traveler’s Choice Awards on Trip Advisor. Once thought of as mainly a snowbird destination, Siesta Key and nearby Sarasota […]

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: 10 places to see snow in Arizona

Images of Saguaro cacti, sagebrush, and beautiful mountains often come to mind first when thinking of Arizona. And, of course, who doesn’t associate the desert with insane summer heat?! We have all seen the skeleton “But it’s a dry heat” joke. However, temps are actually quite enjoyable throughout the winter season (averaging 60-70 degrees with […]

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 […]

Things to do and see in Indian Rocks Beach: The Hidden Gem of Florida’s Gulf

Indian Rocks Beach is a charming low-key community along the Gulf Coast of Florida. While the town is just a short drive from the touristy St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, it feels much further away due to the attractive quiet setting. The town supposebly got its’ name from an ancient Indian medicine man who healed his chief […]

6 Must-dos in Dunedin, Florida

Dunedin is a quaint Florida Gulf coast community, notable for its’ charming Main Street, easy access to beautiful beaches and preserves, and rich arts’ scene. The city is most famous for being home to Honeymoon Island State park, one of the Gulf’s highest ranked beaches. Beaches aside, local restaurants and boutique shops, one of the […]

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 […]

9 Fun things to do for Halloween in Tampa

While the hot, muggy, sunny climate of Tampa makes the city far from an ideal Halloween destination, there are a few festive things to do if you find yourself venturing to the Bay area this October. Highs at this time of year still hover in the high 80’s with high humidity to boot, so forget […]