Matlacha Florida

Matlacha, Florida: The Most Creative Little Town In The Sunshine State

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. On my little Florida road trip in January we did a loop from Tampa to Everglades City and back.  On the way back, we stopped in Matlacha, Florida for a couple of hours…

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Myakka State Park: A Geocaching Paradise In Florida

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I knew as soon as I knew I was visiting Florida in January, specifically a little South Florida road trip, that I wanted to go to Myakka State Park by Naple specifically to…

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Corkscrew Sanctuary Boardwalk: Walk The Longest Boardwalk In Florida

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. If you've been here any amount of time, you know I love boardwalks.  If you're new here, well, I love boardwalks and Florida has tons of them so you can easily explore the…

The Best Little Beach Near St. Augustine: Anastasia State Park In Florida

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I love beaches.  It's no secret.  They are the one thing I really want to see more of.  Well, and the springs.  But this is about beaches.  During both of my trips to…

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How To Visit The St. Augustine, Florida Fort Castillo de San Marcos

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I've been to St. Augustine twice now and both times I went to Castillo de San Marcos, which is actually kind of funny since I'm not a huge history buff.  The first time…

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Is The St. Augustine Lighthouse Worth It? {You Bet It Is!}

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Back in the winter of 2019 when my parents came to visit Florida, we spent a couple of days in St. Augustine and one of the things we did was climb the St.…

Climb The St. George Island Lighthouse In The Florida Panhandle

When we were first trying to decide where to go in Florida before coming back out to Utah, the plan was St. George Island but then we settled on Cape San Blas and decided to go to the island to see the St. George Island Lighthouse one day.  It was the perfect day trip and…

Corkscrew Swamp Florida

Everything You Need To Know To Plan An Outdoorsy Florida Road Trip

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I think it's high time I make a giant ultimate Florida road trip post.  It's going to be just like my Utah road trip one, but for Florida.  This is where you'll find…

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Fakahatchee Boardwalk: The Perfect Easy Hike Near Everglades City

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. We did the Fakahatchee boardwalk, officially known as the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk, last year, too and really liked it.  This time though, we got to see the CUTEST baby gators ever. Ok,…

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Tigertail Beach, Marco Island: A Shelling Guide

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. It's no secret I love shelling.  Like, I love it so much.  I try and do it everywhere that I can, especially in Florida so when I knew I was going to be…

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Gator Hook Trail: The Perfect Intro Swamp Hike In Big Cypress National Preserve

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. You guys.  I did it.  I walked through knee-deep swamp water and didn't get eaten by anything!  That's right.  I was terrified and got a little panicky, but I did it.  This was…

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Why You Need To Take A Ghost Tour In St. Augustine, Florida

I've always wanted to do a ghost tour, but for some reason just never did.  Until I went to St. Augustine with my parents.  And I don't think there's a better place for a first ghost tour than the oldest city in the US.  Well, maybe the Stanley Hotel, but this is a great second…

Cape San Blas Shelling: Everything You Need To Know

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I love shelling and that's no secret.  If you're following me on Instagram (if you're not, you should!) you'll know I spent a week on Cape San Blas in Florida at the beginning…

The Best Trails In Gainesville, Florida + Awesome Springs And State Parks

This content was created in partnership with hotels.com.  If you've been here for a while, you'll know I've spent quite a bit of time in the Gainesville, Florida area over the last few winters.  While the city itself can be pretty busy, there are plenty of places in or near it to get outside and…