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Family-Friendly Ponce de Leon Springs in Florida

This post contains affiliate links. Ponce de Leon State Park in Holmes County, Florida is halfway between Pensacola and Tallahassee, making it a great stopping point when traveling laterally across the Florida Panhandle. We popped in on an August weekday to cool off when temperatures were hanging out in the nineties. In order to meet […]

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The Best Little Park in Destin

We found the best little park in Destin. It has a playground, splash park (during non-covid times), a pier, a beach, a small nature trail, changing facilities and a view of crab island. Plus, during our twilight-hour visit, a pirate ship sailed by. The Captain Leonard Destin Park can be found at 101 Calhoun in […]

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Typhoon Lagoon in January

Completely unplanned, we found ourselves at a Disney water park in January and it was amazing! What the park lacked in warmth it made up for in zero wait for every ride at the park. I actually may never go to a water park in the summer again…ok that is not true, but the off-season […]

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Swim with Manatees in the Crystal River

If you are in Central Florida in winter then your plans should include seeing manatees. It is one of our favorite Florida activities, particularly as a way to break up the drive back to the panhandle. This time we rented kayaks and swimming gear from Paddles Outdoor Rental. They were so flexible and great to […]

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Weeks Bay Pitcher Plant Bog, Alabama // Photos

The Gulf Coast is the natural home of many of the world’s carnivorous plants. These Gulf Coast Pitcher Plant bogs are unique habitats that exist nowhere else on earth. Pitcher plants bloom in the spring, but even a fall visit or winter visit to the Weeks Bay Pitcher Plant Bog can be spectacular. Our visit […]

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