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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 […]

50 Things you Must Do on any Disney/Universal Studios Orlando Vacation!

There are so many exciting things to cram into a Disney/Universal vacation that it can be quite the overwhelming experience without a little bit of pre-planning. Fantastic rides, attractions, and shows are found throughout both theme parks, although some are clearly better than others. To get the most out of your trip with as little […]

20 Amazing Coffee (and Tea) Shops

What makes a coffee shop great? Awesome espresso drinks? A cozy setting? Outstanding service? Ultimately, the difference between a basic and amazing coffee experience comes down to a combination of all 3. Luckily, you can find at least one interesting coffee shop almost anywhere you go, perhaps even in your own hometown. Take a look […]

10 Free Things to do on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Aside from pricey theme parks and tourist attractions, Florida also offers many wonderful free natural areas. Those on a budget will find that there are plenty of entertaining sights to see without spending a dime. When visiting Florida, it’s hard to imagine that anything is free, based on the absurd prices you pay for theme […]

Seeing Alligators in Sarasota, Florida

Florida is well-known as being one of the best places in the world for catching a glimpse of an alligator in the wild. In fact, Florida and Louisiana are home to the largest population of American alligators (Louisiana has the highest number of gators). Alligators are widespread throughout the state of Florida. Numerous locations are […]

8 Great Nature Walks in the Tampa Bay Area

The Tampa Bay area is home to countless beautiful parks and preserves. The temperate yearly climate gives you plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature, observe wildlife, and and take a relaxing walk far away from the beach and mall crowds. Although the summer season can be a bit hot and muggy, you just have to […]

8 Great Summer Beach Destinations

A great beach vacation entails much more than sunny skies and gorgeous beaches. Sure, beautiful beaches with smooth sand and crisp water are wonderful, but what really makes a great beach vacation are those destinations that offer more outside the beach. The following 8 destinations all offer beautiful beaches, in addition to many recreational, cultural, […]

Myakka State Park: One of Florida’s Largest, Oldest & Most Scenic Parks

Myakka State Park, one of the largest and most gorgeous parks in Florida, is one of the best I have visited thus far in the state. Here you will find an expansive 29,000 acre nature oasis with endless opportunities for fun and recreation. Within the park, you will find numerous activities, including: hiking trails, biking […]