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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

The Best Free Things to do in Tampa Bay

With Busch Gardens, easy access to Orlando theme parks, endless miles of white sand beaches, beautiful preserves, and world-class museums, Tampa Bay is rightfully so a popular vacation destination pretty much all year round. There is fun to be had for every budget, around every corner, and even a handful of attractions which will cost […]

5 Beautiful Nature Escapes in L.A.

While most L.A. tourists head over to the theme parks, the museums, TV show tapings, and Hollywood attractions, there are tons of wonderful natural attractions that most people are sadly missing out on. Of course, visiting some of the best beaches in the country will likely be on your itinerary. However, there is also a […]

The Most Beautiful Places in South Carolina

South Carolina is the best Southeastern vacation destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. South Carolina is more known for its’ college football scene, Southern style BBQ, low country cuisine, and historical significance. However, we must not forget that the Carolina countryside is also loaded with many incredible natural wonders. All too often tourists overlook […]

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 […]