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 . . .

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. I have been to many theme parks including Dolly parton family theme park which was a great experience. 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 . . .

Hipmunk Hotel ~ Treasured Stays On Treasure Island, Florida

Treasure Island might lack Captain Flint’s treasure, but it is the home of three miles of golden, sandy beach. The island is a relaxing place to spend a day enjoying its treasured beach. Treasure Island is a short drive from St. Petersburg and Tampa. It is close enough that one can make day trips to visit Busch Gardens in Tampa or the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Yet Treasure Island is far from the hustle and bustle of the major cities. Continue Reading . . .