Kayaking Rainbow River 

Maybe this is your first time here, the again  maybe it isn’t, but let me let you in on a secret…I LOVE kayaking. From my first kayaking trip stargazing in Merriet Island I was completely hooked. From a friends suggestion, two weekends ago we decided to drive out to Tampa, Florida for a kayak trip […]

Kayaking Shingle Creek, Florida

A suggestion from a friend led us to kayaking Shingle Creek two weekends ago in June. Off of Highway 192 in Kissimmee is a small kayak rental shack called The Paddling Center. ($13 for a single Kayak/$16 for a tandem kayak – for two hours). You will have to reserve your kayak eight hours in […]

Kayaking in Blue Springs, Florida

For starters, lines start before the park even opens! My husband and a friend tagged along for a celebratory birthday weekend kayaking trip. We headed out from our home in Orlando at 7:15am (of course feeding my addiction of Starbucks Matcha Tea on the way). Even arriving at 8:00am the lines already started to form. […]

Hiking Wekiva Springs State Park, Florida

Now that you have heard my complaints about Wekvia Springs State park. Let me now tell you about hiking in Wekvia Springs State Park, two words “I’M OBSESSED.” Over the last month I have hiked a little over thirty miles in the Wekvia Springs State Park with my dog Tinsel. This is one of the […]

Hiking the East Pine Loop, Hunters Creek Florida

One of my favorite short day hikes is the Pine East Loop Trail in Hunters Creek, Florida. Surprisingly, the East Pine Loop Trail is part of the Everglades National Park and its right here in Orlando! Literally, tucked away behind the Hunters Creek Middle School Bus Loop is the Trail Head, a short board walk […]

High Falls State Park, Georgia

Florida is weird. Florida is just one long road trip in and out of the state. You have to pass through Georgia basically to get anywhere out of the state. A six hour drive will take you to High Fall State Park, basically a road side short hike. Take the ramp directly off of the […]

Canoeing Wekiva Springs, Florida

Wekiva Springs State Park is on every Floridian’s Summer Bucket List it seems, so my husband and I decided to try it out last June. Let me save you the time and energy here, if you are looking for sweeping Florida views and peace and quiet THIS IS NOT THE PLACE. We started off by […]

Camping & Hiking at High Falls State Park Tallahassee, Florida

This week for Tinsel’s (our pup) birthday we decided to take a short weekend trip to Tallahassee. We planned on hitting up the State Capitol, The State Supreme Court House, Florida Caverns State Park and camping at Falling Waters State Park in the Panhandle. We packed our camping gear, filled our cooler with sandwiches and […]

Bio Luminescent Jellyfish Kayaking – Merit Island, Florida

Bio luminescent Jellyfish Kayaking in Merit Island, Florida You heard me right! An hour away from Orlando, you can literally kayak with bio luminescent jellyfish! (Incredible I know!) Our friend Elizabeth stumbled on a tour that takes you out onto the water during the sunset to catch a glimpse of the jellyfish. The tour was […]