Swimming pool, hot tub, on-site gastropub with incredible food, drinks, and live music, acres of green to play in, and the neatest exclusive club in north-central Florida. This was our family weekend getaway at Florida’s Hilton Ocala.
With over a 1,000 springs, choosing which ones to visit can be the hardest part. Here are the top 5 Florida springs you should visit this year and the reasons why they are worth the trip. So grab your kids and check out these family- friendly spring adventures!
Whether you are planning a fly-by day visit, a weekend adventure, or a lengthy vacation, here are some tips to help you have a better stay in New Orleans, from parking tips, an excess hotel charge to be aware of, beignets & staying safe. Make your family trip to NOLA a little smoother with some advance knowledge.
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…
Pigeon Forge just won the Grand Pinnacle Award for best festival…in the world! But Wilderness Wildlife Week is not the only cool family-friendly event happening in this little Smoky Mountain community…
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.
I’d been hunting for bears for years, but it wasn’t until we explored Cades Cove, the hidden valley in the Smoky Mountains, that I saw my dream fulfilled- well, sort of. This is a bear tale of epic fail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
In the Smoky Mountains, Cades Cove receives all the accolades, the adoration, and an endless stream of admirers- sometimes so endless that it can take hours to drive the famous Great Smoky Mountain National Park motor trail. But over hills from the popular Cades Cove lays a lesser known scenic drive- you won’t see the swathes of open fields fit for cattle-grazing that Cades Cove is famous for, but you may spot a bear or two- or even a llama on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.