We descended 20 million years through time into the heart of the Smoky Mountains at Townsend’s Tuckaleechee Caverns. One of only two places left in this region of Tennessee that visitors can still explore. Tunnels and passages led past grottos, stalagmites, stalactites and the tallest subterranean waterfall in the Eastern United States.
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!
Make some memories with your mom this Mother’s Day by giving her the gift of your time and a little adventure. Garden strolls, short river cruises, easy hikes and more: here’s a roundup of Mother’s Day Adventures your mom will love (Lunch suggestions included).
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.
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.
Well off the beaten track in North Central Florida is a secret Japanese Botanical Garden, a 23 year labor of love that most people don’t even know exists. We had to track it down…
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.
Georgia made the list! The entire state of Georgia was selected by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of their 21 “Best of the World” travel destinations for 2017.
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.
A manatee cow and her calf bobbed up alongside us to take a breath of fresh Florida air and investigate our kayak flotilla. The calf took a particular fancy to my son, following his green kayak as it floated with the current down the river. It was Sunday and we were kayaking Florida’s Chassahowitzka River.