Volusia County to Open Several Off Beach Parking Lots Opportunities to park, explore and enjoy Volusia’s beaches are being developed along the county’s coastline. Plans for new off beach parking lots are giving residents and visitors the option to drive on the beach or park and walk. The new parking lots include accessible beach walkovers and offer other amenities like picnic areas, shade, outdoor showers, … Continue reading Developing Volusia’s Off Beach Parking
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
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
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.