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Follow the Adventures of Mom on YouTube
Follow the Adventures of Mom on YouTube

The Adventures of Mom YouTube channel offers family friendly vacation ideas for Florida and Georgia. It’s been a year in the making and our first videos were cringe-worthy, but with the help of our tech-savvy son and YouTube University tutorials, we’ve come a long way.

Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Guide to High Springs, Florida
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Tucked away under the lush green canopy of North Central Florida hides a small old Florida town packed with high adventure. If you’re looking for roller coaster thrills and funnel cake amusements, this place is not for you. However, if you are in search of turquoise blue springs, tubing, paddling adventures and camping by a river, High Springs just may make your perfect escape.

A definitive guide to Crystal River, Florida
Found one! You find manatees on land and in the water in Crystal River.

Crystal River, known as the winter haven for the West Indian Manatee floods with visitors during the November thru March months, with everyone vying for a spot to see a manatee. But what else is there to do in this sleepy fishing town on Florida’s Nature Coast? Check out this definitive guide to everything Crystal River.

What type of adventurer are you?
Sun, sand and snoozing your thing? Adopt the flip-flop lifestyle.

Summer break is just around the corner! Time to start making plans! What kind of adventurer are you? Check out our list to reveal your adventure-style and dive into some inspiration to help plan your next escape.

Top 10 things you should do when you visit Georgia
Top 10 things you should do when you visit Georgia

Georgia is not just all peaches and pecans. Check out these top ten things you should do when you visit the state of Georgia, voted one of the top destinations of 2017 in National Geographic Traveler!

Walking with gators on Florida's La Chua Trail
Where can you find the most Florida Gators in the state? Gainesville, of course! Home to the gator-filled University of Florida and equally gator-filled La Chua Trail

Wednesday afternoon I faced my childhood fears and took the family hiking with gators on Gainesville’s La Chua Trail on the North Rim of Florida’s Paynes Prairie State Park. “Chua,” the Timucuan Indian word for sinkhole, is a 3 mile trail from the Alachua Sink out to an observation platform in the prairie. Gators galore, and NOT the orange and blue kind! Yes. It was terrifying.

Kayaking Florida's Rainbow River
Kayaking Florida's Rainbow River

The noise of the busy KP Hole faded into the distance and it was just us and the river, paddling through the wide channels cutting through the marshland. Anhinga birds perched on overhanging trees to dry their wet feathers in the early morning sun. Kayaking on Florida’s Rainbow River can be an hour out or an entire day’s adventure. Here are a few tips and tricks to make your adventure a memorable one.