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Fan Guided Adventure Visiting Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Alabama

gulf shores and orange beach

Last month I was invited to Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Alabama to experience a fan guided adventure in the area. This was unlike any adventure I had ever had to date. What exactly do I mean by fan guided? Well, GSOB Tourism invited me and another blogger, Karen of Family Travels on a Budget, to come to the area for 3 days and allow our entire itinerary to be dictated by fan votes on social media! Sounds awesome and just a little bit nuts right?  Show up and let our readers and complete strangers decide what we do and what we eat? This was definitely an adventure I couldn’t refuse so I was happy to accept the challenge. Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

Domestic,Family Travel,Florida

Daytona Beach Family Getaway

I’m not a native Floridian but I’ve lived in Florida since I was a young teenager.  I used to hear so much about the infamous Daytona Beach but I had never experienced it as a vacation destination.  A couple of weeks ago the teenager and I snuck in some much needed family time on a quick getaway to Daytona Beach courtesy of Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. He had a non student day at school on a Monday making it the perfect time for an extended weekend.  With high school football season in full swing and his demanding course load we don’t have nearly as much free time as I’m accustomed to having.  This weekend of family fun and recuperation couldn’t have come at a better time.  I think he needed a chance to rejuvenate and so did I.  Daytona proved to be a great choice for family fun time.

Accommodations

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Family Travel Adventure: Wiping Out At the Kalahari Waterpark Resort, Sandusky

 

Ride Wives in Winter

Waterparks are a definite summertime privilege that we all look forward to.  However, Florida waterparks in the summer also come with the perils of scorching hot pavement when you come out of the water, bugs that like to fly around and ruin the fun, and those pesky summer storms that roll in just about everyday with their ominous clouds and thunder and lightning that forces you out of the water to seek shelter.  It’s a real struggle bus sometimes.  But what if I told you there was a glorious place where you can enjoy the waterpark rain or shine, cold or hot, and there are no wasps, ants, or mosquitos around to harass you . Where is this mermaid mecca?  It’s the massive indoor waterpark at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio, the largest indoor waterpark in America!  Read More »

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