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 . . .

10 Things to do on a Florida Spring Break and avoid drunk college students

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 many party locations for college students, there are many things that Florida Spring Break can offer you which would not involve you getting drunk, hurt and finally contacting a los angeles personal injury law firm to get justice for the incident which took place. Continue Reading . . .

My Top 2015 Travel Memories

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. Continue Reading . . .

Paddling the Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail

My hair is being blown straight out by the wind. I unhook the ratchet straps that hold my canoe on my SUV. I starts to swing in the wind. I wasn’t expecting it to be so windy when I planned on canoeing Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail in Everglades National Park in Homestead, Florida. Despite the name, the trail is only 5 miles. It is marked with 116 PVC markers. Continue Reading . . .