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Attraction of the Week: Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park, located near Ocala in central Florida, is a unique road trip attraction for anyone traveling through this quaint, rural area of Florida. Silver Springs, which has been attracting visitors since the 1870’s, is Florida’s oldest tourist attraction. The park is most well known for its’ famous Glass Bottom Boat rides, which […]

Amelia Island: A Historical Coastal Gem in Northern Florida

Amelia Island is a quiet barrier island, located in the Northernmost portion of Florida, not too far from the Georgia border. The island is one of the Sea Islands, a chain of coastal barrier islands stretching from Northeast Florida to South Carolina. Although the island is conveniently located just a half hour away from Jacksonville, […]

Fall in Florida: Visiting Beautiful Anna Maria Island

While most areas around the county are starting to see temperatures that dip into the lower 40s and 50s (and several even anticipating the first (or second!) snow storm of the season), the central Florida Gulf Coast is still averaging temperatures in the lower -mid 70’s.  Beautiful Anna Maria Island, located 45 minutes south of […]

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 […]

Escaping the Florida Heat and Crowds on the Beautiful Trails of Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

New Port Richey is home to several beautiful parks which allow you to take step back in time and walk through Florida as it used to be before everything was built upon. Jay B. Starkey, a gorgeous 8000 acre park, is home to an abundance of wildlife and beautiful natural lands (pinewood forests, marshes, lakes, […]

A Spectacular Sunset & Beautiful Natural Trails on Florida’s Honeymoon Island

Honeymoon Island, a barrier island just west of Dunedin, Florida, is well regarded as being home to one of the best beaches in Florida. 4 miles of beaches, including a pet beach attract visitors from all over the world. Honeymoon is famous for its’ spectacular sunsets, and often regarded as one of the top beaches […]

Brooker Creek Preserve: A Quiet, Natural Oasis in Tarpon Springs, Florida

This week, Mike and I decided to check out beautiful Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs, Florida. We saw the sign while driving (on several occasions) and finally decided to take a detour for a relaxing nature walk. After visiting several other beautiful natural parks in Pinellas County (such as John Chestnut), we decided that […]

A Peaceful Stroll through Palm Harbor’s John Chestnut Park

Pinellas County, Florida is home to an absolutely gorgeous 255 acre park, named John Chestnut Sr. Its’ scenic location on Lake Tarpon makes this park an ideal location for an evening stroll, with several spots to take in an incredible view of the sunset. On site, you will find plenty of activities and amenities, including: […]