Paddle down Weeki Wachee to the best snorkel spots! With the crystal clear waters and an abundance of marine life, Weeki Wachee is a day full of fun.
Orlando is famous for its theme parks, there is a whole city that has absolutely nothing to do with the infamous mouse ears. Orlando is a vibrant, trendy, metropolitan center. Downtown is filled with skyscrapers and districts housing nightlife, art, breweries, and more.
Get all of the info on my holiday road trip! We hit up as many small cities as we could in the eastern US and tried as much food as possible!
When you think of Scranton, PA you may think of the Electric City, you may think of The Office, or you may put the two together and think of Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute rapping ‘Scranton, what!? The Electric City!’
Just outside and up the mountain, above the bustling waterside city of Oslo, is Vettakollen and Sogsnvann Lake.
More commonly referred to as the “Chazz” by Florida natives, the Chassahowitzka River is home to 7 Sisters Springs and is a treasure trove for paddle boarders and kayakers.
One of my favorite hikes on this island is Ho’opi’i Falls. The trail is a moderate 2 mile trail.
When packing for a Norwegian getaway, a swimsuit doesn’t normally come to mind. However, Norway gets surprisingly warm and the fjords and lakes get swimmable in the summer time.
On the outskirts of Sin City lies the lesser known – but still worthy of any hiker – Red Rock Canyon. Vegas has imitations of every other city – the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the pyramids, that’s kinda their thing.
While I would love to be drinking champagne in France, I cannot be. I have already cancelled my Sint Maarten and Spain trips for 2020 and I’m sure many more 2021 trips will also be cancelled.
One of my favorite things about St. Petersburg is how we highlight our artists. The city doesn’t try to hide or cover up the talents of its occupants but rather showcases it for all to see. Everything can be turned into art and St. Petersburg proves it.
The Last Frontier is a hidden gem to traveling. While many thing Alaska is constantly cold and snowing, it is in fact, one of the best outdoor adventure spots in the US and the entire world.
Visiting Hawaii is what awakened my sense of adventure within me – there is so much to explore and do, you can’t not be intrigued and check LinkedIn at least once for job openings!
With hiking, orchards, the longest operating theme park in North America, and one of the most popular cities in the world, everyone can find something to do in the tristate.
This region is filled with history and culture, after all, it is the United States capital. DC is the center of it all with cultures and all walks of life divulging into one extensive city. DC has the museums to teach you about our history but take a short ride outside of the city and you’ll get to experience the history.
Florida boasts the biggest and the best theme parks the world has to offer; but if you venture outside of the Orlando metropolitan area, you’ll find that Florida has way more to provide than mouse ears.
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens- Sarasota Campus is a 15-acre plot of land nestled between the sky-high condos of downtown Sarasota and the warm, boat and manatee invaded waters of the Tampa Bay. The land was bequeathed by the gardens namesake, Marie Selby, in 1973. The gardens are the “only botanical garden in the worldContinue reading “Sunday with the Butterflies in Sarasota, FL”
One of my favorite spots to relax in the water for the day with some wine coolers earning, some new tan lines is the Johns Pass sand bar.
The reservation boasts a variety of short trails that loop around the meadow, the woods above the lake, and a trail that even takes you down to Candlewood Lake. The beginning of the trail even has outdoor workout equipment for people that are extra healthy.
I recently took a drive up from Florida to my home state of New York! I’m only spending the week here so I have to fill it with things I love, like hiking as I’m sure you have all realized by now is kinda the only thing I do. I was tired of the flat Florida trails and wanted to see some hills again.
I was talking to my parents today about how *funny* it is that I finally decided to start blogging after all of these years of them egging me on to do so. It’s even *funnier* that I’m focusing a lot on travel blogging now when I’m not traveling nearly as much or to as many places as I did in high school and college.
One of my favorite adventures and most memorable hikes on this trip – which may be because it was our few hours of rain respite – was hiking Sleeping Giant. The mountain got its name from a legend where a giant lay to rest and has yet to be woken.
So the only way to remedy this sad feeling inside of me was to obviously blast the Pop Punk’s Not Dead playlist on Spotify, plan my future line up, and reminisce on some of my favorite concerts, which I decided to share with all of you.
Just a 45 minute drive from sunny St. Petersburg sits the Hillsborough River State Park. With miles of trails, a calm river, mangy mosquitos, and a green luscious canopy, it is safe to say we crossed the invisible but ever present ‘Central Florida’ border.
This wasn’t like the other larger, state known, festivals we’ve been to, (Florida State Fair and the Strawberry Festival) it truly felt like a small town fair. With free parking in one lot and the fields being taken over by a children’s climbing wall, tire swings, a dunk tank, a few vendors, BBQ style food trucks, and County Line Produce as their backdrop, this was a true small town event.
I know this isn’t really something to travel to but it gives you a taste of adventure in your own town while most borders are still locked down due to COVID-19.
I brought my boyfriend to his first Virginia farm festival and I was not disappointed. The second you cross the farm line you can feel fall coursing through your veins, craving apple cider donuts, hot chocolate, and eyeing the best pumpkin in the patch.
I have swam at the Gandy beach, eaten grouper, spent the day at Disney, drank at the sandbar but in the two years I have lived in Florida, I have yet to see an alligator in the wild. So this raises the question is, am I true Floridian? Not yet.
About half an hour south of the Skyway, just outside of Bradenton in the small town of Waterbury, FL is the u-pick sunflower fields of Hunsander Farms!
Rachel Levy, Blogger
St. Petersburg, FL