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.

12 quotes to give you hope
Live life as if you were going to die tomorrow.

Life’s too short not to pursue your dreams, so embrace your quirks, follow your bliss and check out these 12 inspirational quotes.

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.

Kayaking Florida's Silver River
Kayaking on the Silver River

A mist rose from the river as our kayaks slid through the crystal clear water. Our early morning launch from Silver Springs State Park was rewarded by the rowdy antics of a family of monkeys on a nearby river bank. Feral monkeys in the heart of north central Florida. It was a great introduction to the wild life on the Silver River.

Rum Island Park in Fort White, Florida
No Rum at Rum Island in Fort White

Our spring hunting adventures on the Santa Fe River led us to Rum Island, a local swimming spot and FREE county park near High Springs, Florida.

More Florida Spring Break Escape Ideas for Families
Spring Hunting on the Rainbow River- one of Florida's Spring Break Escapes for Families

Avoid the Spring Break crowds and check out some of wild Florida with these Spring Break Escape ideas for families (part 2)- inside Florida.

Florida spring break escapes for families
Sunset at Indian Pass- one of the great Florida spring break escapes for families

Bypass the busy Spring Break destinations and take your kids to a bit of wild Florida. Here’s a list of cool coastal places just begging to be explored!