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Bird Nerd In The Making At Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge In Titusville, Florida

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Continuing the very perforated saga of my mini Central Florida road trip with my parents, after visiting St. Augustine and the space center, we were headed to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge.  The…

Camping, Hiking, And Paddling Big Cypress National Preserve: An Awesome Everglades Alternative

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. The first (and main) stop on our South Florida road trip was Big Cypress National Preserve.  We spent three nights camping there, then spent two nights in Homestead, and stayed one more in…

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The Lazy Guide To Visiting The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter In Orlando

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them, I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you. So, this is kind of a lazy guide, but also a guide to help you have the most stress-free trip to Harry Potter World possible.  Is some of it a little lazy? …

Biscayne National Park: Camping, Tours, And Everything Else You Need To Know

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you. On our South Florida road trip, we knew we would be spending most of our time in the Everglades and Big Cypress, but we also wanted to stop at Biscayne National Park. …

Why You Need To Visit Disney Springs At Christmas

Christmas is the most magical time of year and Disney is the most magical place on Earth.  So that must mean Disney at Christmas is the most magical place in the universe.  While this post may not be about Disneyworld, it is about Disney Springs, which is perfect if you don't want the full Disney…

The Best Things To Do In Zion National Park That Aren’t Hiking

Zion National Park is the most popular national park in Utah, and for good reason.  It's home to Angel's Landing, The Subway, and The Narrows, some of the best hikes in Utah.  And while the hikes and towering canyon walls may be what Zion is most well-known for, not everyone can (or wants to) hike…

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Blast From The Past: Trail Of The Ancients Scenic Drive In Utah And Colorado

Trail of the Ancients is a scenic drive taking you to various sites featuring ancient Anasazi ruins and culture in Southeast Utah and Southwest Colorado.  From Mesa Verde to Monument Valley and Ruins to petroglyphs, this Colorado and Utah road trip will help you see it all. The map I've included doesn't show a route, but…

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Rocky Fork State Park: A Tennessee Hidden Gem

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them, I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you. I've wanted to visit more state parks over the last few years, not just in Utah, but everywhere.  Florida has some of the best state parks and I think that's how this…

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