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Cayo Costa State Park Solo Camping Adventure

cayo costa state park

I’ve just celebrated another Laurentines Day on the 28th of February! (If you’re new here, that’s the official holiday I created for my birthday.) In fact it was the 11th annual Laurentines Day.  I usually plan a celebration or a trip but this year I just wasn’t in the mood to party and a trip just wasn’t possible so I decided I would embark on a quick getaway and go camping solo! Read More »

Florida,Glamping & Camping,Most Popular Posts,Travel

First Time Visit to Cypress Cove Nude Resort

Cypress Cove Resort

Last month I embarked on an adventure that took me the farthest out of my comfort zone that I’ve ever been. When I say far, I mean uber far, like in another galaxy far. I was invited to stay at the Cypress Cove Nudist Resort and Spa in Kissimmee, Florida, a preferred location for nudist vacationers from around the world. Yep, Outdoorsy Diva went to a nude resort. Read More »

Domestic,Family Travel,Glamping & Camping,Great Outdoors,Most Popular Posts,Travel

Luxury Glamping in Utah

Glamping Conestoga Ranch

Picture yourself in a luxury glamping tent surrounded by vibrant colorful wild flowers, on a hilltop with a view of crystal clear turquoise waters, mountains in the distance and delicious gourmet food.  Does this sound like your kind of vacation? That’s how we spent our summer family vacation this year glamping in Utah in Bear Lake Valley at Conestoga Ranch. Read More »

Domestic,Family Travel,Florida,Glamping & Camping,Great Outdoors,Travel

Glamping at Westgate River Ranch Dude Ranch

I’m a birthday person. I believe in celebrating your birthday as big and bold as you possibly can because anytime you get a chance to see another full year of life it’s worth celebrating. The last few years I’ve forgone the party or the dinner with friends. Instead I’ve chosen to celebrate my birthday on some kind of travel adventure. In fact prior to this year, my last 2 birthdays were spent out of the country.

glamping dude ranch

This year I decided I wanted to do something really different but in lieu of an international trip it would be a domestic trip. Not to worry — what it lacked in distance it made up for in uniqueness. I spent this year’s 10th annual Laurentines Day on a glamping adventure at a Florida dude ranch! (If you’re new here, Laurentines Day is the national holiday that IS my birthday)

Just an hour and half from Tampa is the Westgate River Ranch, a real life dude ranch in the Lake Wales area.  2 of my close friends came along for the fun and we completely immersed ourselves into the Cowgirl way of life over an extended weekend of adventure, laughter, and new experiences.  Read More »

Family Travel,Glamping & Camping,Great Outdoors,Parks

Camping While Black

 

black family camping

I came across an article about a Sacramento family that had a horrific experience at a campground in Nevada.  According to news reports, they were verbally assaulted with racial slurs and harassed by a group of white campers that did not like their presence there.  Things escalated and it is alleged that one of the white campers threatened the staff of the campground when they tried to intervene.  Allegedly, he then threatened the family, brandishing a shovel!  It sounds like scenes from a movie set in the Jim Crow days right?  Surely something like this wouldn’t occur to a black family camping in 2015.  It can and it did.  You can read about it for yourself: Black Family Victims of Hate Crime.

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