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Quick Off-The-Road Clearwater Advent...

Quick Off-The-Road Clearwater Adventure

Clearwater Memorial Causeway Side Trip With ample waterfront, there are great stops just off the road in Clearwater, Florida that are easy to miss if you’re not looking for them. This trip was a Christmas morning excursion when we decided to take a leisurely drive down the beach before joining family for festivities. We decided […]

Juniper Springs (Ocala National Fore...

Tucked away in the Ocala National Forest is Juniper Springs. Better than the beaches? I would say so! Juniper Springs is a slice of paradise away from the touristy beaches that is an absolute hidden treasure that’s a must-see in Florida. There is a minimal $5.00 per person fee to enter the park. It may seem […]

The Belleair Cause...

Belleair Causeway

It may seem silly to see a post about a bridge, but the Belleair Causeway is much more than that. The Belleair Causeway connects the City of Largo to the beaches, has boat ramps for water access, a dog park, and plenty of fishing, exercise, fun in the sun, and more. Walk the Bridge The […]

Universal Studios Orla...

Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studies Orlando If you are a fan of movies, Universal Studies will likely have something to suit your fancy, especially if that movie you like is Harry Potter. By far, I would have to say, that Harry Potter World is one of the best additions that Universal has made. I last visited when they […]

Busch Gard...

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is one of Tampa Bay’s best claims to fame. Between the animal exhibits and thrilling roller coaster rides, Busch Gardens has something for everyone (and Florida residents can usually enjoy discounted admission prices). Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay Busch Gardens is one of our favorite theme parks in Florida, it also helps that it’s the closest. From personal […]

Camping at E. G. Simmons P...

Camping at E. G. Simmons Park

Getting Started My family decided to have a family camping trip to E. G. Simmons Park in Hillsborough County, Florida over Easter. It’s a less popular campsite so we didn’t have to make camping reservations months ahead of time and as an added perk, it’s dog friendly. We arrived on Good Friday, early in the […]

Maximo Park, St. Petersburg, Flor...

After picking up coffee from Kahwa, we decided to explore Maximo Park, a quaint waterfront park located in St. Petersburg, just before the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. At first, we were debating not even getting out of the car. Our first impression was that the park was going to just be a few shelters with a […]

Dog Bone ...

Dog Bone Run

Tucked behind a plaza just off of Seminole Boulevard is Dog Bone Run. It’s a quaint fenced-in dog park in a quiet neighborhood that is open to both big and small breeds, so long as they are friendly. This is especially nice if you have both a small and large breed, like we do! Dog Bone Run […]

Honeymoon Island State P...

Honeymoon Island State Park

First Visit – Marine Biology  The first time I went to Honeymoon Island I was with my college marine biology class. We made the trip for a “lab” assignment (clearly our labs were terribly difficult) and the class met up to take a hike. Literally. We took a hike. While waiting for the everyone to […]

Philippe P...

Philippe Park, Safety Harbor, Florida

Philippe Park is an exquisite departure from the usual parks in Pinellas.  It’s tucked away in Safety Harbor, Florida, alongthe waterfront, almost like a well kept secret that the locals would rather you not know about. Pinellas County has a lot of parks. While some are larger and have a lot to offer visitors, quite a […]