18 North American Outdoor Adventures for Travelers in 2018

2017 is almost over. It is time to begin planning your 2018 outdoor adventures. I asked my fellow travel bloggers to share their recommendations for a 2018 outdoor adventure. I had a tremendous response and had to break up the responses by region. Keep a look out of my other 2018 region adventure lists. Here are 18 travel bloggers recommendations for North American Outdoor Adventures in 2018. Continue Reading . . .

A Year with my America the Beautiful National Park Pass

“Your pass has expired.”  My jaw dropped.  I couldn’t believe it.  My America the Beautiful National Park Pass had expired.  It feels like just yesterday that I bought the pass and now it is expired.  I got over my shock and reached into my wallet and handed my credit card over.  Time to pay $80.00 for another park pass. Continue Reading . . .

Hipmunk Hotels: Exploring Florida with Hotel Getaways

Florida is the perfect state for a vacation.  With over 663 miles of beaches, the state has plenty of choices for a beach getaway.  In addition to the beaches, the state has numerous state parks and freshwater springs to explore.  The choice of watersports is endless from surfing to SCUBA diving to water skiing. Florida is home to numerous types of wildlife from alligators, crocodiles, Florida panthers, black bears, thousands of bird species, and thousands of fish species. For those looking for theme parks, Orlando has a great selection of theme parks from Universal to Disney. Continue Reading . . .

Spring Break on a Deserted Island ~ Dry Tortugas National Park

The small dot is getting closer.  I stand on the bow of the Yankee Freedom III and enjoy the wind on my face.  We have been on this boat for almost two hours and I am ready to get on the island and start my spring break adventure.  I am about to spent 3 days of my vacation on a deserted island in the Gulf of Mexico.  The island lacks electricity, cell service, and any sort of hotel, but I have been looking forward this adventure for weeks plus I am getting to go camping in Dry Tortugas National Park. Continue Reading . . .

MatD’s Ultimate Florida Bucket List

Florida is the state of beaches.  It has the most coastline of any state in the lower 48 states.  The state was founded by the Spanish in 1500.  It is home to the oldest European city in the United States.  The state is virtually flat, the highest point is only 345 ft (105 m) high.  The state is called the sunshine state due to the sunny year around weather. Here is my Florida Bucket List. Continue Reading . . .