Alafia River State Park

Alafia River State Park has some of the most radical elevation changes in the state of Florida. Phosphate mining in the area formed steep ridges and pits. Over time the reclaimed land became forested and the pits filled with water, forming dozens of small lakes around the park. Because of the terrain, this park is …

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Guide to Heritage Village

Step back in time and experience what life was like for Florida families in the 1800s and early 1900s at Heritage Village in Largo, FL. Heritage Village is a collection of more than 25 historic structures and features originally built all around Pinellas County. At various times they have been relocated to the park to …

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Beach Vacation Etiquette

There is nothing worse than trying to relax on the beach but people around you are too loud or disruptive. It affects your relaxed mood on vacation and it can be a little frustrating. If you’re unfamiliar with the beach, you may not even realize what things are no-nos. Read the list below for some …

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Tarpon Springs Day Trip

Tarpon Springs is a city in north Pinellas County known for its sponge diving industry and Greek population. The city started to boom in the 1890’s when divers from Greece came to harvest the plentiful sponges. To this day, Tarpon Springs still remains one of the most prosperous natural sponge markets in the world and …

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Florida Summer Food Festivals 2019

It’s June in Florida which means it’s time for summer barbecues and cold drinks in the shade. Trying to escape the heat during the summer usually leads to hanging out at the pool, the beach or river. But Florida has a ton of great summer food festivals where you can cool off with tasty drinks …

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Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in central Florida is a unique state park full of native Florida animals. You’ll see alligators, otters, black bears, flamingos and more. The park is one of the best places in the state to view manatees up close. Homosassa Springs is a great place for those who love …

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