The Best Outdoor Activities in Key West, Florida

Taking a trip to Key West is like going stepping back into the 1950’s road trip.  Key West, Florida is the southernmost city in the continental United States.  Much of the city’s attractions relate to its history, nightlife, and fun.  From visiting Ernest Hemingway’s home to President Truman’s Little Whitehouse to Sloppy Joe’s Bar, most tourists come to Key West to see these amazing places.  Key West is so much more than just a mecca for nightlife. The city is home to some top-notch top outdoor adventures.    Here are the best outdoor activities in Key West. Continue Reading . . .

10 Unique Spring Break Destinations that You Probably Didn’t Think Of

It is the bane of every college student.  Where to go for Spring Break?  That same bane is the bane of any adult looking to take a family vacation during a school break.  It is even worse for young professionals who want to relive part of college but don’t feel like dealing with thousands of hormone young adults just figuring out the world of drinking and adventure. Here are some amazingly unique spring break destinations to visit without having to deal with hordes.  All of these destinations are within a short flight of the continental United States. 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 . . .

Camping in Dry Tortugas National Park ~ Spring Break on a Deserted Island

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 spring break on a deserted island in the Gulf of Mexico. And to take up a task as arduous as this, it is recommended to strap the best camping gear, like gear that Steelo’s Camping Store Perth offers, and defend yourself from the brutality of the elements. 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, Florida for spring break which I am so excited about since I have done so much research on Off Grid Spot to see what I might need to make the break more enjoyable! Continue Reading . . .