Florida

Florida, Travel

Florida’s Largest Coastal Dune Lake: Camp Helen State Park

The beautiful quaint site of Camp Helen State Park is located on Lake Powell and the Gulf of Mexico on the west end of Panama City Beach. As one of the largest natural dune lakes in the world, Lake Powell consists of 183 acres of Florida’s natural vegetation and wildlife. The Park has some of the most pristine and beautiful […]

Florida

A Scene From the Old South: Eden Gardens in Florida

Tucked away just north of Seaside on Hwy 395, Eden Garden State Park is located right off the busy U.S. 98 on Eden Gardens Road in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida right between Panama City and Destin. This beautiful site extends over 163 acres  and is most famous for the plantation like Wesley house, a two-story mansion virtually surrounded by white […]

Florida, Pensacola, Travel

Civil War History That You Can Touch: Fort Pickens Florida

If you are traveling in the Florida Panhandle, or the Gulf Coast of Alabama you don’t want to miss a visit to pentagonal historic United States military fort – Fort Pickens, located on Santa Rosa island. Fort Pickens is a ruined 19th century fortification which guarded Pensacola Bay and remained in use until 1947. We have visited a great number […]

Florida, Pensacola, Travel

Experience the Real Florida at Big Lagoon State Park, Florida

If you are looking to experience the “Real Florida” the secluded Big Lagoon State Park located just ten kilometers southwest of Pensacola on Gulf Beach Highway is a great way to start. This 705 acre park circles the northern boundary of Big Lagoon as it snakes toward Pensacola Bay to the east. Within the boundaries of the park you’ll find […]

Florida, Hikes, Travel

Where to Swim With Alligators in Florida

The lovely Wakulla Springs State Park located just a short drive from Tallahassee, Florida is one of the most beautiful state parks in the panhandle of Florida and is a part of the Real Florida. It is one of the world’s largest and deepest freshwater springs. The year round spring temperature of 70 degrees makes it for the perfect spot […]

Florida, Pensacola, Travel

A History Lesson of Pensacola FL – A Fantastic Day in the Sun

We couldn’t think of a better way to explore the cultural, historical and architectural treasures of Pensacola Florida than by visiting the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum. The museum was built in 1908 and housed in the former three story Mediterranean Revival City Hall.  After the museum we took a walking tour through the charming streets of the Historic […]