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Tree House Rental in Hope Hull, AL

Sometimes, particularly during Covid’s isolation, I like to browse the “unique” property listings on Airbnb. When this Family Size Tree House popped up, I knew we needed to go check it out. It turned out to be the perfect pandemic getaway. Hope Hull, Alabama is about 20 min south of Montgomery and a few hours […]

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Fall Boating on the Emerald Coast

While we are not full-time boating people, we certainly are not immune to the charm of being out on the blue water of the Emerald Coast. Summer boating is full of finding a cove to swim in, tubing and generally just trying to beat the heat. Fall’s (slightly) cooler temperatures shouldn’t deter you from grabbing […]

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Alabama Safari Park

I’m on the fence about the Alabama Safari Park, not because we didn’t have a good time, but because I’m not sure how I feel about all these animals begging for food from cars. However, we went, so I want to tell you about it. It is not our first visit to a drive-through zoo. […]

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Providence Canyon State Park, Georgia

After evacuating the Florida Panhandle for Hurricane Sally we decided not to waste the drive home. We were already forced off our normal route due to washed out roads and overflowing rivers, so instead we plotted a route taking us mostly through Georgia, passing several of our favorite state parks. Jeff and I visited Providence […]

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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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