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Hiking Hotspot: Collier Cove in WNC

Hidden far away from the tourist congestion in Asheville lies a quaint little known preserve which offers gorgeous views of the Butler mountain range and ample wildlife watching opportunities. If you find yourself seeking a peaceful escape, take a 20 minute drive south of Asheville to the small community of Arden. As an added bonus, […]

Attraction of the Week: Jump Off Rock

Many beautiful overlooks of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains can be found throughout the entire Western North region, most notably via the Blue Ridge Parkway. While this drive is incredible, it can get super busy. Avoid the tourist traffic jams and opt instead for a little gem known as the Jump Off Rock overlook. This […]

12 fun things to do on your “non-park” Disney days

A long day at any Disney theme park, especially on a hot & humid summer day, can be quite exhausting. In fact, I’m often completely overheated & drained, with tired aching feet by the end of the day. Realistically, most of us probably put in over 10 miles each park day! That’s likely way more […]

Best of Tampa Bay Dining Guide

It may not be a world-class foodie destination like New York, Chicago, or San Francisco, nevertheless, the Tampa Bay metro area offers a number of interesting restaurants choices across the board. From fresh seafood along the Gulf coast, to authentic Cuban fare, to the world’s largest Spanish restaurant, to some of the best Greek food […]

10 Incredible Waterfall Hikes Under 2 Miles

Spring is the perfect time to embark on a gorgeous waterfall hike. The weather is finally warming up, and thus, this is the best time of the year to enjoy the great outdoors. After being cooped up all winter, now is your opportunity to get back in shape, establish a regular exercise routine, soak in […]

Potter’s St. Augustine: The First Wax Museum in the US

Not only is St. Augustine the oldest continuously inhabited city in the county, it also happens to be home to some of the oldest attractions. If you have ever taken a vacation to a touristy area like Vegas, Orlando, or LA, you have probably come across a wax museum at some point. The first wax […]

The Most Beautiful Places in Tampa Bay

With a wide selection of beautiful white sand beaches and quiet nature preserves to choose amongst, there are an abundance of scenic destinations to enjoy throughout Tampa Bay. The Tampa metropolitan area includes some of the most popular beach destinations in the country, most notably Clearwater and St. Pete. Little known gems in Pinellas County […]

15 Rainy Day Activities in Tampa Bay

If your Tampa vacation falls anytime between the months of June-October, your odds of getting caught in a rainstorm goes up dramatically. The wet season in Tampa can be unpredictable with afternoon storms occurring without much advance warning. If it looks like a storm may be brewing, you may want to hold off on your […]

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 […]