How to Check Your Hotel Room for Bed Bugs #Video

My family has been very fortunate over the years to have never encountered bed bugs in a hotel we have stayed at but one thing we always struggled with was “How to be sure?”  Although we have never seen bed bugs, I always worried that maybe I wasn’t looking in the right place. Do you more


A Florida Valentine’s Day Adventure! #AlligatorFarm

Instead of giving flowers or candy this Valentine’s Day give the gift of adventure!  The St. Augustine Alligator farm is offering a buy one get one free sale this VALENTINE’S DAY for the Crocodile Crossing zipline course and the Python Challenge free fall drop!  Both sound like a Valentine’s Day trip to remember; soon we more


The Best Tent We Ever Had!

My family has tent camped for a combined seven solid months during the past three years. Four of those months were continuous camping with one amazing tent!  This tent was easy to put up, spacious, survived a flash flood, went through a tropical storm, and so much more!   When the Colman dome-style and traditionally designed 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

Dunlawton Botanical Gardens, Port Orange, FL

Visit Daytona Beach, Florida ~ Dunlawton Botanical Gardens (f/n/a Bongoland)

Dinosaurs in Florida! Last month my husband was watching roadside attractions on YouTube when he came across Bongoland!  Boy were we surprised to learn that this FREE attraction was in our own backyard!

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

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

South Carolina Old Churches

Beauty in the Rest…

I have always loved old cemeteries.  My children don’t share this love of mine.  It is quite comical to see them holding their breath as we pass by cemeteries when traveling.  In Fair Play, South Carolina, we passed a cemetery so beautiful that I begged my husband to stop. After a few minutes, my children more