St. Augustine Walking Ghost Tour

Old City Family Fun ~ St. Augustine, Florida

When we moved to the Central Florida in 2007, one place we couldn’t get enough of was St. Augustine!  We loved it – but then again, we love historical places.  What’s not to love about St. Augustine when it is as historical as they come!  Not many cities can boast about being the oldest, although more


Local Favorite: Marineland Beach, Florida

Our favorite beach is Marineland Beach, Florida.  Right on the edge of the St. Johns & Flagler County lines, Marineland Beach has everything a beach-goer can love during any season in Florida. During the summer months we take refuge from the heat in the water, picnic under a pavilion, and shower off before sanding-up the more

Can and tent stand in a thunderstorm?

Tents & Thunderstorms: Are Tents Safe in a Thunderstorm?

Are Tents Safe in a Thunderstorm? I know this may seem like simple commonsense to some… however, we learned the hard way that tents in a thunderstorm do not make for a pleasant night’s sleep! Let me just start by saying that tents in a thunderstorm are a really bad idea!  Don’t believe me, this more


Linville Falls, North Carolina

I am slightly new to waterfalls. I can still count on one hand how many waterfalls I have visited in my lifetime I am so new to them! My first waterfall experience was much cushier than my trip up Linville Falls.  We visited Amicola Falls in Georgia; it had stairs and an easy trail to more

Florida Aquarium

Florida Education & Weird Facts

Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. You know, as a born and raised Floridian, I was a little surprised to learn it was illegal to sell your kids…. just kidding. It is amazing how many laws are in place that seem ridiculous. What I find more more

Tampa Aquarium

Dive In ~ Florida Aquarium!

Our family visited the Florida Aquarium in Tampa back in August and my three year-old is still talking about it!  For such a little one to hold on to that experience lets me know that this is something other people need to know about…  I took hundreds of pictures during this trip ~ I hope more

Donate Camping Gear

Homeless in Tents?

When we started our trip I was clueless to homeless in tents.  I had heard of people living in their RV, but never heard of people being homeless and living in tents at a campground.  Someone passing through might not notice them at all. But if you have an extended stay in any campground, you more


On Top of Green Mountain…

I lost my heart on top of Green Mountain!  Well, not on top, somewhere near the bottom looking up anyway. We arrived at Green Mountain Resort, Lenoir, North Carolina, early in the spring season; shortly after our trip in the Florida Keys.  Boy were we unprepared for the weather!  We were accustomed to ninety-degree weather more

Cold Weather Camping

Tips for Tent Camping in the Cold Weather

Here in Florida, we do the majority of our tent camping in spring and fall when the temperatures aren’t too hot or cold.  Even in the spring, it is not uncommon to experience temperatures in the high eighties-nineties.  When we left our dear state for our spring/summer travels we had no idea our neighboring states more


Children Not Welcome – Diamond Caverns, Kentucky

Disclaimer: We stayed at Diamond Caverns as part of our paid Thousand Trails membership plan during the month of May.  We have received no compensation or benefits from them (or Thousand Trails) in return for this review. — I was so excited to arrive in Kentucky at Diamond Caverns, the park that was named “Thousand Trails more