In preparation for my very first airplane ride recently, I did a lot of research — because there’s a lot to know before flying the friendly skies! Here, I’m sharing everything I’ve learned and experienced firsthand with you… so you will have a better idea of what to expect before your first plane ride.
Need some more reasons to visit Florida? Take it from someone who's been there! Here's a list of fun things to do in Florida, and lots of interesting reasons to visit the Sunshine state (that you probably haven't heard before).
When does fall start in Florida? September! When do fall colors in Florida reach their peak? November! Yes, autumn in Florida can be quite colorful. As a Florida native, I’ll tell you when and where to see the most beautiful show of autumn hues if you want to experience fall in Florida.
The Intracoastal Waterway offers more than just beautiful scenery! I’ve traveled a lot and have enjoyed boating the Intercoastal Waterway — because there is so much to see and do. Here are my suggestions for how to plan your boat trip, navigate the canals on your own, plus tips for eating and sleeping along the way.
The Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville, Florida – See what it’s like visiting the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History and how to make the most of your trip to this unique Butterfly Conservatory.
Driving to Florida soon? There’s nothing like a Florida road trip if you want to enjoy beaches, palm trees, theme parks… and more! Here, a Florida native reveals the truth — what you can REALLY expect on your trip to Florida, some unique things waiting at the Florida border for you, important Florida road rules, what it’s really like driving in Florida, and what you need to know about Florida drivers!
Where is the Fountain of Youth… and what else can you do there besides drink from the spring? Here are highlights from my trip there, plus some great tips for visiting Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archeological Park in St. Augustine, Florida.
Where was the Cuban sandwich invented — Miami or Tampa? How do the Cuban sandwich ingredients differ in each city? We’ve got the answers + A list of the best Cuban sandwiches in Miami and Tampa, Florida.
Looking for things to do in Cedar Key, FL? It’s a cool vacation town in North Florida with plenty of things for nature lovers to see, tourists to do, and seafood foodies to enjoy!
Thinking about attending a timeshare seminar to get a free cruise, hotel stay, or some other free gift? Before you commit to a timeshare presentation, read about my experience with a well-known vacation club! It was the most frustrating 4 hours I’ve ever spent, but we did get a free cruise for 2, as promised.
Looking for the scariest rides at Disney? I am a lifelong Floridian and Disney ride enthusiast. If you want some thrills, check out these 3 scary Disney rides!
Why is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in Virginia so popular? Here are some interesting things I’ve learned about the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel, how much the toll is, and how much driving time the bridge can save you.
I’ve visited most of the 10 famous bridges in the U.S. — listed here. From the east coast to the west, these are the highest, longest, and scariest bridges in America. A fun list of 10 U.S. bridges for your bucket list!
Asheville, NC & New England states have the most colorful fall scenery. If you can’t make it there, I’ve got some other GREAT places to visit – at least one is likely to be near you! Here are the next best places to see fall foliage in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming.
You see utility poles along the road everywhere you go. How much do you know about the everyday utility pole? Is there any difference between an electric pole vs. a telephone pole? What are the wires on a telephone pole for? Impress your friends with these 7 fun utility pole facts!
My girlfriend and I traveled 1,200 miles to see the 2017 eclipse! Here’s how our eclipse trip went and why we’ll drive even farther to see the 2024 eclipse. Plus tips for planning your own eclipse trip for the 2014 eclipse… and the 2045 eclipse!
Looking for couples resorts with solitude built-in? We travel a lot. Staying at a hotel resort is our favorite way to relax when we’re there more than one night. These are the best spa resorts, beach resorts, and no-kids resorts in secluded locations across the U.S. (Psst…. secluded resorts like these also make great honeymoon spots and anniversary destinations!)
Live near a state park? Consider yourself lucky! If you’re thinking that state parks are smaller (or less significant) than the 59 national parks in the U.S., think again. I love visiting state parks — and with over 10,000 of them across the U.S., there’s sure to be several near you. Find a state park (or national park) nearby, see why state parks are so amazing, and explore lists of the best state parks in America.
Thinking about visiting Hoover Dam or some other water dam soon? Here are some fun facts about Hoover Dam and a few things I’ve learned from personal experience about visiting dams. Good to know before you go!
There are many popular Epcot attractions that no longer exist. Here are 7 that Epcot fans still miss – see what they were like.
Looking for things to do in Central Florida? Want a list of really fun, cheap Florida attractions? I’m a Florida native and I do a lot of traveling. I’ve discovered tons of cheap attractions in Florida that are exciting and unique! Here’s my list of 18 affordable Central Florida attractions.
Road trip! Here are 5 incredible places in the United States to take fall foliage drives. You’ll see the best fall leaf color here.
Info about toll road discounts. Plus a list of each state’s prepaid toll program. See how & where you can use EZ Pass, SunPass, and other toll passes.
Visiting Busch Gardens Tampa soon? I live in Tampa and go to Busch Gardens all the time. Here are my 9 best tips to help you plan your day at Busch Gardens.
Do you have roller coaster phobia? So did I. Now I’m a roller coaster junkie! Here’s how I got over my fear of roller coasters. Some helpful tips to try.
My tried & true tips for taking cheap road trips! Lots of money saving travel tips and cheap road trip ideas here…