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Florida has old stuff too: DeSoto National Memorial

Florida State Parks Travel

It’s been a while since I’ve written about or even visited a state park. There is only one thing to blame for that: Florida summer. The heat and humidity can make it a little less desirable to hike through the marshy forest. Luckily DeSoto National Memorial is an excellent mix of history, nature, and beaches. This National Park on the west coast of Florida is believed to have been the landing spot of Hernando DeSoto and his crew in May…

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New York City Travel Bucket List, Part 2

New York City Travel

Let’s continue on this grand adventure through New York City, checking off several Big Apple bucket list items from food and drink to historical venues and relaxing hot spots. Make sure you check out my previous post to see where the adventure began. Sarabeth’s Sarabeth’s on Park Avenue was quite possibly the largest restaurant I have ever dined in. I just didn’t realize how big it was until I had to venture to the restroom. A maze of stairs and…

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Experience the wild side of Central Florida at the Brevard Zoo

Florida Travel

No passport needed for this trip around the world. From African safaris to rainforest treks to a hop around the Australian Outback, it’s all possible just a short drive from Orlando at the Brevard Zoo. Africa Our day began with a kayaking tour on the Nyami Nyami River, an expedition through Africa. As we paddled down river we passed cheetahs, rhinos, zebra, lemurs and more. Did you know Lemurs cannot swim? I didn’t know that. Our guide said it was a…

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Florida has old stuff too: Florida Caverns State Park

Florida State Parks Travel

Did you know there were caves in Florida?  Cave diving is popular at many of the Florida springs, but Florida Caverns State Park is the only dry cave open to the public. Behind a heavy metal door awaits exploration into another world. How did these caves form? Millions of years ago, sea levels were much higher leaving a majority of the coastal areas underwater. Over the years, as sea levels fell, debris on the sea floor hardened into limestone which…

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