One of my favorite things to do in Asheville is visit the North Carolina Arboretum! I hope you enjoy my virtual tour of the Asheville botanical gardens – along with my best tips for visiting this beautiful landmark.
Who doesn't enjoy seeing wildlife in their natural habitat while you're out & about? Encountering wildlife close-up can be exciting... and scary! Here are our best tips and tricks for viewing wildlife on your travels -- largely based on our own experiences crossing paths with wildlife while traveling across the USA.
Wondering how to avoid hitting a deer with your car? Here are some things you can do to avoid hitting a deer in the first place… and how to minimize the damage if you do. Plus a few sweet and funny things about deer, dogs, and hunting.
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.
I recently visited Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia. Here’s a photo scrapbook of my trip, a list of things to see and do there, and my tips for visiting Longwood Botanical Gardens.
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!
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.
Ever wanted to experience firsthand the unique Amish way of life? Then you MUST visit Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Amish Lancaster PA is a living time capsule!
About to visit Philadelphia? There’s so much to see & do. To help you plan your trip, I’ve created this list of the top 24 fun things to do in Philadelphia PA
Looking for things to do in Delaware? From beaches and museums to NASCAR races and unique wildlife preserves, these are my favorite things to do in Delaware
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.
Heading to Sturgis South Dakota? Want to know the best motorcycle rides through the Black Hills? Here are our faves, and the favorites of most motorcyclists
Think it can’t snow in Florida? Think there’s nothing but gators & mosquitoes in Florida? These are just 2 of the myths about Florida that I’m debunking.
Want to go on a fun and cheap nature adventure in Florida? Canoeing is one of the best ways to see the Sunshine State from a completely different angle – and I (almost) promise you’ll see an alligator!
Have you ever wanted to swim with manatees? This article explains exactly how you can legally go swimming with manatees as well as where and when you can do this fun and unique activity.
While some people are skeptical about visiting Indonesia due to safety concerns, Bali is really different from the rest of the country. Here are insider tips for visiting Bali and enjoying the beaches, the food, and fun family activities.
Have you heard the story behind those little motorcycle bells that you see in Harley stores and on motorcycles? We got a gremlin bell from a fellow motorcyclist soon after we got our new Harley. Thank goodness we did. Here are the incidents and accidents that we survived on the motorcycle recently!
If you’re going to be traveling to — or living in — an area where there are black bears, staying safe becomes more a matter of common sense. Here are some tips for avoiding your own black bear encounter — from someone who’s been there, done that. Yep, unfortunately, I’ve had my fair share of encounters with black bears!
We saw the following wild animals in the Canadian Rockies… most of them within the Jasper National Park: Porcupine, White-tailed Deer, Coyote, Grey Wolf, Fox, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Elk, Woodland Caribou, Black Bear, and Mule Deer.
I left The Zoo at Gulf Breeze in the year 2000. It appears that the zoo has been through a number of changes, including a name change to The Zoo Northwest Florida. Here’s a trip down memory lane… what the zoo administrators I worked with are up to these days.
We’ve always played car games for adults like the ‘license plate game’ while driving on long trips. I’ve heard that others play ‘poker’ with their speedometer, or ‘dashboard Scrabble’ using letters found in the car. What games do you play while driving? Here’s everything I know about games to play in the car and how to play them.
This is the actual “Flipper” from the 1996 movie! Today, he resides in the Bahamas and brings joy to thousands of people each year when they come just to swim with him. This “swimming with the dolphins” adventure was one of the excursions available with our Royal Caribbean cruise. Our last stop was in the […]