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Oldest City in the USA: explore the amazing history now

I originally visited the oldest city in the USA, St. Augustine, back when I was a freshman in college. My family decided to get out of the cold on the south shore of Long Island, New York and visit relatives in Florida for New Year’s. We made a day trip to St. Augustine. I absolutely […]

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Sanibel Beach: How to Free Yourself From Worries

Waves crashing on shore, seagulls cawing, sea spray gently misting your face, and the scent of tropical coconut suntan oil – ahh, to be at the beach. Up north the leaves have fallen off the trees, there is a chill in the air, and people are excited about the holidays. However, in a few weeks, […]

Exciting Things to do in Orlando for Families Now

Orlando is known as the theme park capital with Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. Not to mention Legoland and Busch Gardens are about an hour away. We all love the nostalgia of a wooden rollercoaster, but what if you’ve done the theme park thing? There are plenty of things to do in Orlando […]

South Florida for Families: 20 Best Things to do Now

updated as of 4/25/2022 The sound of waves crashing on the sand, seagulls cooing as they munch on someone’s leftover sandwich, the warmth of the sun while everywhere else is buried in snow, this is south Florida. Maybe you are more of a nightlife person, interested in the lifestyles of the rich and famous along […]

Epcot Disneyworld: Discover Future World, Then and Now

Epcot Disneyworld is by far my favorite theme park. It may not be where people go when they want thrill rides like Busch Gardens. It may not be the magical place of fairytales like Magic Kingdom. However, since I first visited in 1984, this park has sparked my imagination more than any other. Back then, […]

Things to do in Jacksonville FL: Introducing Hidden Gems

Tired of the usual vacation spots? Looking for something different? Jacksonville may not have the thrill of Orlando, but if you look closely, you will find some hidden gems. Located in the northeastern part of the state, there are several things to do in Jacksonville FL. Home to University of North Florida, Jacksonville holds many […]

The Coolest Airbnb: Introducing the enchantment of Gary’s World

Are you looking for a unique but affordable vacation experience? Then this coolest Airbnb is for you. My husband Dan and I travel extensively in Florida and are always on the look out for a unique Airbnb. During the past year I have especially searched for the coolest Airbnb stays since we were trying to […]

Busch Gardens FL: Enjoy the Ultimate Family Guide Now

Do you love the Thrill of roller coasters? Love the crazy feeling of being suspended upside down? The force that glues you to the back of your seat? Then Busch Gardens FL is the place for you. Busch Gardens FL provides a great family vacation with animals, rides, and shows. Current hours are 10am-6pm Monday […]

Rainbow Springs State Park: Fall in Love with Nature

Birds chirping, squirrels scurrying around to hide food, the sound of a lazy river rolling by with people laughing on a warm day, these are some of the things that draw us to the great outdoors. Maybe you need a lazy afternoon free from the worries from work, where you just float slowly down a […]

Legoland FL: Discover how to be a Kid Again

Legoland FL is open with extra safety measures in place during the current pandemic. Safety measures include, limiting capacity, cashless payments, social distancing, as well as enhanced cleaning practices. Currently facial coverings are necessary indoors and on rides for those 8 and up. However, if you forgot yours, the park has them available for purchase. […]