A gator spotted us and ducked beneath the surface as we rounded a bend and gracefully curved onto the Spring Garden Creek. The airboat skimmed neatly over the weeds and water plants along the narrowing channel to Lake Woodruff, and it felt like flying- but without an airplane…
The Art of Coffee at Chica’s Cuban Cafe in Deland, Florida
The sweet smell of fresh roasted coffee beans wafted under my nostrils as the server placed an over-sized coffee cup on the table in front of me. In the little town of Deland, Florida, I was about to embark on a ritual that spanned centuries in the western world…coffee.
The Girl’s Guide to Ghost Hunting in St. Augustine
Visitor’s flock to St. Augustine for the historic sites, shopping & food, but when the sun sets, the hunters emerge- ghost hunting in America’s oldest city- here’s a guide to get you started.
Adventures on Ormond Scenic Loop (Florida’s Scenic Highway & National Byway)
Driving on the 34-mile Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail near Daytona Beach- it was just me. My car. The music. And the open road. Salt marshes gave way to a dense leafy canopy- ancient trees bowed over the worn tarmac. Palm trees swayed in a coastal Florida breeze and endless wetlands stretched all around. I rounded a bend and hit the brakes. My heart flip-flopped in my chest- the road ahead had completely vanished -submerged beneath the water- becoming one with the wetlands…
Discovering Poe Springs
Some places are worth the extra effort, and to discover the secret gems of Poe Springs, you have to go the extra half-mile. A long winding boardwalk takes you under a canopy of leafy green and to a hidden freshwater spring…
Top Things To Do in Tarpon Springs, Florida
From sponges to cruises, Greek coffee to dining, enjoy the best things that Florida’s Greek coastal community of Tarpon Springs, has to offer.
Blueberry Picking at Florida’s Red White & Blues Farm
Blueberry season in Florida runs from April through May, and my daughter and I headed to a u-pick blueberry farm in North Central Florida to try our hand at blueberry picking. 9 varieties of blueberry bushes stretch out in neat rows across 38 acres of the Red, White & Blues Farm in Williston, Florida, and they encourage you to taste them all.
5 Inspiring Paddle Trips in Marion County, Florida
5 paddle trips, 1 county in Florida. Explore the unique waterways of Marion County in North Central Florida with these 5 paddling adventures worth taking.
10 Things You Know If You’ve Paddled Juniper Run
What happens during that 7-mile wilderness paddle in the Ocala National Forest? Here are 10 things you’ll know only if you’ve tackled Juniper Run.
Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve: Hidden Refuge on Florida’s Nature Coast
Hidden on Florida’s Nature Coast in Levy County, the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve is a 431 acre wildlife refuge, park and haven located on highway 40. Most people fly by the gravel road entrance, but those that dare take the turn will find themselves in for a pleasant surprise…