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7 Fun & Affordable Daytrips Less than 2 Hours from Orlando

As exciting and jam packed with over-the-top entertainment an Orlando vacation can be, it’s also often an overwhelming, expensive, & tiresome experience. As a popular sign in Universal park states, “I’m going to need a vacation from this vacation!” Planning a few non-theme park days in between all those crazy theme park days can really […]

10 Fantastic Daytrips (less than 2 hours) from Tampa

Tampa is a wonderful place to visit. With white sandy beaches, lush nature preserves, abundant gator sightings, tree-lined bike paths, a diverse restaurant scene, theme parks…there’s just so much fun to be had just about anywhere you go. Nevertheless, if you are looking to venture out a bit and explore more of Florida’s exciting Central […]

10 Best Free Things to do in (and near) Orlando

Orlando is probably the furthest you can get from a budget friendly tourist destination. In fact, the average 7 day Disney vacation can easily run you thousands of dollars. With expensive flights, overpriced resorts, sky high theme park tickets, and pricey restaurants…budget and Orlando just do not mix. On the bright side, there are numerous […]

11 Gorgeous Florida Gulf Coast Beaches

Florida’s Gulf coast is home to some of the country’s most amazing beaches. In fact, a number of them have been rated at some time or another as “the best.” While Florida’s Gulf side beaches do not shine in the surfing department due to the calmer more shallow waters, the warm water temps place these […]

Unique Things to Do: A Guide to Unusual, Fascinating, & Off the Beaten Path Attractions

I love seeking out strange and unusual places as much as I love visiting well known national parks and tourist attractions. After several visits to the same old same old, it’s fun to seek out some new and interesting sights. No matter where you travel throughout the US, unusual off-the-beaten attractions are lurking around every […]

10 Must-Do’s in L.A.

Home to world class beaches, top knotch museums, endless recreational opportunities, and of course, Hollywood, L.A. is a destination like no other in the country. Hence, it’s no surprise that such a diverse assortment of tourists from around the world flock to the area year after year. Whether you are a movie buff, a beach […]

19 Fun Facts (you may not know) about Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay region is most well known for its’ beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, world class theme parks, 3 major pro sports teams, and hot, humid weather which includes plenty of intense thunderstorms (daily storms are common during the summer season!). Although Tampa often gets passed over in favor of theme park capital of the world Orlando, […]

5 Must-Try Coffee Shops in the Tampa Bay Area

Coffee – it gets us going in the morning, boosts our productivity, and it just tastes so good! Doesn’t matter how you drink it – black, iced, pour over or cappuccino style… it’s America’s favorite drink regardless. So, really it is no surprise that independent coffee shops specializing in all sorts of custom drinks have […]

Attraction of the Week: The Santa Monica Pier

You’ve seen it in countless movies and TV shoes. It marks the official end of Route 66. The long running amusement park is a historic landmark itself which has been entertaining both locals and visitors for over 100 years. The pier opened on September 9, 1909, with 2009 marking the 100th anniversary. Although touristy and […]

27 Ways to Make it Feel More Like Fall in Hot, Humid Florida!

Sunny Florida…it’s a great place for a gorgeous beach vacation anytime of the year: a prime destination come winter for countless residents of the Midwest and Northeast who seek a sunny, warm escape from their cold and dreary climates. With Walt Disney World, white sand beaches, endless palm trees, and a relaxing laid-back vibe, it’s […]