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Lake Erie Shores and Islands: Biggest Week in American Birding Experience

Magee Marsh Ohio

Back in September, I shared about a day trip I took to the Lake Erie island town of Put-In-Bay on South Bass island when I was in the nearby area for Bloggy Con. I was smitten with the area and its beauty and the friendly people. Just a few weeks ago at the beginning of the spring season, I was invited to come back to the area to participate in the Biggest Week in American Birding, one of the most respected and highly anticipated birding events in the country. I was also able to have an extended visit of not only Put-In-Bay, but the other areas of the Lake Erie Shores and Islands area.  They wanted me to get the full Lake Erie Love experience!  They sure know how to make a girl feel welcome. I’m so excited to share these new domestic travel stories with you througout the month of June!  It was filled with new adventures and experiences and perfect to continue our celebaration of Great Outdoors Month. Read More »

Family Fun,Florida,Kid Friendly,Parks,Tampa Life

Top 5 Picks for Florida Outdoor Christmas Celebrations

florida christmas

Have a holly jolly outdoorsy Christmas.  It’s my absolute favorite time of year!  I love everything about the Christmas season.  I’m looking forward to lots of lights, hot chocolate, and holiday cheer!

I was in search of some unique holiday events we haven’t done before that incorporated our love of the outdoors with the Christmas season.  I was surprised by the wide variety of Christmas celebrations. offered by our Florida State Parks.   Some of the events do require a bit of a drive from the Tampa area, but hopefully we can check a couple of these off of our list this season.

Here are my top 5 picks for Florida outdoor Christmas celebrations! Continue Reading…

Beaches,Family Fun,Florida,Great Outdoors,Parks,Tips for Family Adventures,Travel Tips

Five Tips to Make Time For Adventure


Adventure is everywhere.  Yet, in today’s society we tend to get wrapped up in our  daily whirlwind lives and these moments and chances for a new experience just pass us by.   A question I’m asked all the time is how on earth do you have time to travel and go see all of these places that you share on Facebook and Instagram? Here are 5 tips to make time for adventure. Continue Reading…

Domestic,Family Fun,Family Travel,Florida,Glamping & Camping,Great Outdoors,Parks,Tips for Family Adventures,Travel,Water Adventures

Glamping Adventures in a Florida Yurt

Glamping adventures and luxurious camping holidays are so fetch right now!   It’s the way divas like us were meant to experience the great outdoors.

Glamping Yurt Torreya State Park

My first ever glamping adventure trip happened completely by accident.  It was meant to be  another normal camping trip but it wouldn’t be me if it were normal now would it? I wanted to stay in a cabin this time around because my boyfriend wouldn’t be making the trip.  I’ve only been camping once.  Last spring the family roughed it — tent, sleeping bags, braving the elements, bugs, cooking outside; we did all of it.   While we had an amazing time and it was a beautiful setting in nature, it was definitely against all of my inner diva instincts.  Since that trip, I’ve been dying to go camping again and I decided to plan a camping excursion for my son and I before the new school year started.  It would be a great chance for mom and son bonding before he started his next adventure of beginning high school. Who knew finding this yurt would be one of our most epic adventures! I hear you. What the heck is a yurt? Go On…Keep Reading!

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