My bright blue kayak bobbed on the waves. The wind picked up and the knot in my stomach tightened. To my left was the gaping mouth of the Weeki Wachee and Mud Rivers, and to my right was the endless Gulf of Mexico. I was but a speck in the great wide open sea. This…
I’d always wondered why my kayaking friends raved about the Weeki Wachee River- until I paddled it myself. Pristine water, wilderness, and some kitschy river style- find out why the Weeki Wachee River is one of Florida’s most popular paddling destinations.
Kayaking is fun, enjoyable, and the most eco-friendly way to explore- but before you run out a buy an kayak, there are some essential things you should know about this popular water sport.
The best of 2017- a year of adventure. You explored the Smokies with us- up above and down below, paddled on some of Florida’s finest rivers, hiked, tubed, and fished. This is a quick look back on 2017.
From waterfalls to underwater caverns, turn of the century farms to modern overlooks, beaches to prairies. Florida has a vast variety of State Parks for the whole family to enjoy. So grab your kids and get outside! Here are 11 Florida State Parks that you will love.
Florida just opened it’s 175th State Park- a slice of natural Florida located on the Santa Fe River. But Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park has been a favorite local swimming hole for a long time…
A huge black winged bird swooped across our path and landed neatly on the picnic table in front of us. The ebony reptilian rolls around the bird’s neck jiggled as the creature leaned forward and peered into the blue and white striped canvas sack standing on the table top. I watched with a mixture of horror and fascination as the animal I recognized to be a turkey vulture, stuck his glossy beak into the bag and pulled out a piece of bread.
“Mom, do something,” my son urged.
With 11,000 miles of waterways, Florida is packed with paddling opportunities, and many of them are easily accessible. Paddling these waterways provides an eco-friendly opportunity to explore these natural resources with minimum impact to the environment. Check out these 7 family-friendly paddle adventures to explore a piece of wild Florida.
Our rubber rafts hit the rapids- churning through the Class III Vegamatic, rocking the Class IV Double Reactionary and surfing the Super Glue. It was a hot summer’s day in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and we were whitewater rafting on the Big Pigeon River.
While Orlando and Tampa theme parks have cornered the Florida market for rollercoaster ride thrills, North Central Florida offers heart-pounding adrenalin rush thrills of a different nature- the wild kind. Surround yourself with wild Florida in these challenging adventures. From paddling with monkeys to hiking with gators, soaring across water-filled canyons like a bird to a challenging bike trail and more. Be warned, these adventures are not for the faint hearted!