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One Weekend In St. Augustine, Florida: How To Make The Most Of It

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them, I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you. The first stop on my quick central Florida road trip with my parents was St. Augustine for two days.  We knew we wanted to visit Castillo de San Marcos and do a…

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Out Of This World: One Day At The Kennedy Space Center 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 didn't grow up obsessed with space.  This is a fairly recent development.  I know I've always liked space, and when I came back from Central America I found a random freelance job…

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Manatee Dreams: Spotting Manatees At Blue Spring State Park

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 finally got to see manatees in Florida!  That's it.  That's all.  I can leave Florida happy now.  It's been great seeing you here.  I'm kidding.  But really, I finally got…

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21 Photos To Inspire A Magical Trip To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I wouldn't consider myself a hardcore Potterhead, but I may slowly be converting.  I never read the books growing up, but I watched the movies as they came out, so I sort of…

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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!  And see gators I did.  This is a great place to look for them.…

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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 in Fort White to see the Blue Hole, mostly.  We only saw one or two other people while we were…

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A Cold Day at the Beach in Big Talbot State Park

It was almost time for us to leave Florida, but we had to do one thing before we left: go to the beach.  We decided to go to Big Talbot State Park in Jacksonville, Florida.  It was a little cloudy when we left, but we held out hope for it to brighten (and warm) up. …