St. Johns River Cruises @ Blue Spring State Park Things to Do in Central Florida Florida or Bust It’s officially manatee snuggle season, and the big squishies are out in full force throughout Central Florida’s springs huddling in the waters to keep warm! No other spring has quite the reputation for manatee spotting like Blue Spring State Park in Orange City. With nearly 500 snuggly … Continue reading Sea Cow Snuggle Season
Text // Photos by Kelsey Walters After a While, Crocodile Living in Florida, we all know about alligators. We joke to visitors that they are just as much a part of our daily lives as squirrels, but in reality, unless we are encroaching on their territory, we don’t often get an up-close experience. A new wildlife park is offering the chance to really get to … Continue reading Smooth Waters Wildlife Park – Deleon Springs
Holiday Things to Do in Mount Dora As a kid, did you ever wish you could hop into the pages of your favorite book or live out the tale of your favorite movie in real life? The Polar Express Train Ride This winter, The Polar Express Train Ride offers the chance to do just that with a truly magical experience based on the beloved 1985 … Continue reading Ticket to Ride
Entrance Fees Increase at Canaveral National Seashore The National Park Service (NPS) announced Canaveral National Seashore will modify its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. Effective January 1, 2019 the entrance fees to the park will be $15 per vehicle or $10 per motorcycle and $5 per pedestrian/bicycle for a 7-day visit. An annual park … Continue reading Canaveral National Seashore Changes Entrance Fees
Things to Do in Orlando Skeletons: A Museum of Osteology It’s my favorite time of the year and I can’t wait for Halloween with my husband, Scott, and our favorite little monster, our 7-month-old daughter Avery. We may not watch the leaves change here in Florida and the cooler temps are a long way off, but we can certainly get into some spooky fun all … Continue reading No Bones About It
Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando is Bursting with Blooms! September is kind of a weird month. The lazy days and fun of summer are officially over with the kids back in school, yet we haven’t escaped the heat with fall temperatures just yet. It is Florida, after all, so that might be awhile. Weekend Road Trip Just because the kids are back into the … Continue reading Harry P. Leu Gardens
Sing Out Loud Festival is the largest FREE music festival in the state of Florida. You read that right – FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL. The city of St. Augustine hosts this month-long music fest during the four weekends in September. This year they are celebrating the third anniversary of the festival and it is the biggest to date! From September 1-23, there will be over 270 … Continue reading Sing Out Loud Festival
All Florida’s Creatures…Plus a Hippo! Florida is well-known for many things. Sometimes we get a bad rep, but for the most part we are home to some pretty awesome and unique stuff. It’s hard to travel across the state without seeing at least an image of a West Indian manatee, or if you’re lucky, spotting one in person. Plenty of Central Florida’s springs are home to hundreds of manatees, especially in the colder months when they flock to the consistent temperatures of the natural water.