Postcards From St. Augustine

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them, I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. Our first little Florida adventure for the winter was a little day trip to St. Augustine and Anastasia State Park.  We started…

Gator Spotting on La Chua Trail

This was my first (and only) gator experience in Florida.  A couple days after getting there, I finally stopped laying around and we went to the La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie State Park.  I was excited to finally see gators! We set off on the short hike and I was immediately fascinated by the…

My Favorite Hikes That Aren’t in National Parks

I just covered my favorite National Park hikes, so now it's time to take a look at the rest of them, outside the parks, which is a lot more.  I did quite a bit of hiking towards the beginning of summer, and in the middle, but almost none towards the end, which is a little…

Visiting Florida’s Springs at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Crystal clear and 72 degrees year round.  Those are Florida's famous springs, conveniently located near Gainesville, where we were.  There are tons of springs to see, but we were going to the Ichetucknee Springs State Park to see the Blue Hole mostly.  There was almost no one there, especially swimming, because for November, it was…

A Cold Day at the Beach in Big Talbot State Park

Our time was winding down in Florida and we hadn't made it to a beach yet.  Being in North Central Florida, Gainesville, that's not actually all that surprising.  We decided to make it happen and go to Big Talbot State Park in Jacksonville. The weather wasn't ideal, but I'm still glad we went.  We just…