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. 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!
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.
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.
The highlight of spring semester for college students is spring break. Florida is the home of spring break between Miami, Daytona Beach, and Panama City. Florida sees millions of college students during the month of March. Many of the students come to Florida to party. It is not uncommon to see pictures of drunken students doing crazy things. Despite the large numbers of college students, there are many things to Florida Spring Break and avoid drunk college students.
Hello 2016. I can’t wait to see what you bring in my adventures. 2015 was a great year for exploring the world. I visited 3 continents and 7 countries. I had some great adventures and some amazing experiences. I even had time to visit a few US states and cross 5 National Parks off my list.