• Must Visit Tampa Bay Parks

    Typically state parks get all the love, but there are a bunch of other parks around the Tampa Bay area that are just as fun. From boardwalks and observation towers to mangrove coastlines and even a birds of prey sanctuary…

  • Visiting the Ringling Museum and Ca’ d’Zan Mansion

    Spend a day exploring the extensive Ringling Museum, a 66-acre museum complex in Sarasota, FL. You’ll find incredible examples of art, historic memorabillia and architecture at the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, Ca’ d’Zan mansion, Bayfront Gardens and more. John…

  • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

    Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is a unique Florida state park just outside of Gainesville. The park encompasses over 21,000 acres of Florida wetlands and prairie, miles of hiking trails and a campground. Wildlife Viewing and Hiking One of the…

  • Fort de Soto Park

    Fort de Soto Park is on the southern tip of St. Petersburg. The park features beautiful Florida gulf coast beaches, nature trails and remains of a historic fort from the Spanish American War era. Fort De Soto park consists of…

  • Guide to Weeki Wachee Springs

    One of the most iconic symbols of Old Florida tourism, Weeki Wachee Springs has been delighting guests with live mermaid shows, abundant wildlife and pristine crystal clear spring water since 1947. Located on Florida’s west coast, Weeki Wachee Springs is…

  • 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,…

  • 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,…

  • Guide to Hillsborough River State Park

    Hillsborough River State Park is just a few minutes outside of Tampa and offers a unique feature: the only Class II rapids in the state. The park has over seven miles of trails through oak hammocks and pine flatwoods, most…

  • 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…

  • 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…