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20+ Things To Do In Florida On The Ultimate Sunshine State Road Trip

There are so many breathtaking and unique things to do in Florida from beaches to theme parks to clear water springs we guarantee you will not be bored!

50+ Best Weekend Getaway Ideas For Families In The Southeast

“We love weekend getaways for the family, but don't want to travel too far from home; any quick vacation ideas?” I hear that all the time, so I have compiled a list of places we love (and places we can’t wait to visit.) All are less than five hours from Atlanta's Centennial Park. Did your…

LEGOLAND Orlando: Secrets to Beat Lines, Save Money & Have Fun

After a few trips to LEGOLAND Orlando, we have some awesome tips to ensure your vacation is the best it can be (and even tips on how to score LEGOLAND Florida discount tickets). Read on for our Secrets to an Awesome LEGOLAND Orlando Vacation.

The Closest Beach to Atlanta for a Fun Memorable Getaway

Atlanta is a great town, except for one thing; it’s not on the water. To find a great beach, you need to travel. So where is the closest beach to Atlanta? There are a few that are simple day trips from Atlanta, but most are oceanside fun weekend getaways. We'll tell you what seaside beach…

Harry Potter World Florida: Secret Details for the True Fan

Enter Harry Potter World. Florida theme park Universal Islands of Adventure is your portkey into the storybook world of JK Rowling. If you are unfamiliar with the books, a portkey is an ordinary object that has been charmed to transport anyone who touches it to another place. Harry Potter World Florida This particular portkey brings you to…

52+ Things To Do In Destin, FL For The Best In Beachy Fun

There are tasty culinary treasures and tons of cool things to do in Destin, FL and gorgeous emerald waters and equally stunning white-sand beaches.

Unique Things to do at Disney World that make Awesome Souvenirs

If you've been to Orlando more than once, you may be ready to find some unique things to do at Disney World beside going on rides. How does vanquishing evil villains, searching for pirate booty, catching the bad guy, and exploring the wilderness sound? It’s all in a days work at Walt Disney World, and it’s all…

SeaWorld Orlando: 40+ Secrets for an Amazing Visit

SeaWorld Orlando is one of the big four Orlando theme parks, but for those who have never been, it’s a bit different than the character focused Walt Disney World, Universal or LEGOLAND parks. To get the most out of a theme park experience, it helps to know a few secrets; those tidbits that veterans have…

42+ Unique & Awesome Things To Do In Central Florida (Beyond Disney)

There is lots of unique things to do in Central Florida beyond visiting Disney. We've rounded up more than 42 amazing ways to have fun!

40+ Exciting Things To Do In Jacksonville, Fl That You’ve Got To Try

A cultural and foodie metropolis meets swimming and surfing beach town! We've got a complete list of things to do in Jacksonville, Fl that will love!

The Best Things To Do In Panama City Beach On Your Beach Vacation

With warm temperatures much of the year, there are many things to do in Panama City Beach - water recreation and outdoor fun, along with other attractions, activities and amenities.

Which Legoland Hotel Is Best For Your Family?

We visited the LEGOLAND Hotel when before it opened to the general public, and then we scoped out the new Legoland Beach Villa's during their Grand Opening week. We experienced all the awesomeness that is LEGOLAND, but each property was a distinctly different vibe. Read about the pros and cons of each, and make the…

Florida Beaches: 25+ Best Family Vacation Destinations

Nothing compares to the emerald colored water, white sand, & overall beauty of Florida beaches! Here are 25 of the best family beach vacation destinations.

Westgate River Ranch Resort: 17 Tips & Tricks For A Great Glamping Getaway

The nation’s first cowboys were in Florida near Westgate River Ranch. The award-winning ranch sits on 1,700 acres of land surrounded by 400,000 acres of protected wetlands...with dozens of opportunities for families to unplug and reconnect.

Cape San Blas Florida: Dreamy Beaches, Laid Back Fun

It’s called the Forgotten Coast because it was once left completely off the Florida map. Now this sleepy area of the panhandle with it’s scattered beach houses, like the ones on Cape San Blas, Florida, and low-rise condos, like the Driftwood Inn in Mexico Beach, make for the perfect low-key family vacation destination.

Best Places to see Disney World Fireworks OUTSIDE the Parks

Fireworks. A method of celebration that crosses every language and cultural barrier on Earth. Independence Day, New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year. Bastille Day, and The Olympic Games all use fireworks. But no one does fireworks like Disney. Disney World fireworks are legendary. Photo by Anthony Quintano through Creative Commons (this…

Sandestin Florida: Absurdly Gorgeous Beaches, Epic Family Fun

Sandestin is a glorious 2,400 acre family-friendly development located in Miramar FL w/sugar white beaches and emerald water.

FL LEGOLAND Beach Retreat– Vacation bungalows you will LOVE

As if the new LEGOLAND Florida Hotel is not cool enough, LEGOLAND is taking it to the next level! LEGOLAND Beach Retreat opens mid-year 2017, and it is destined for AWESOME!

Disney Orlando: Your Essential Guide To The Happiest Place On Earth

Grab your mouse ears, it's time for a trip to Walt Disney World! Make the most of your Disney Orlando vacation with insider tips, new attraction previews & lesser known fun. Don't be overwhelmed. We'll show you secrets beyond the guidebooks, and fun ways to take your trip to infinity and beyond.   More Disney…

Why You Want a Disney Memory Maker vs. Disney PhotoPass

The Disney PhotoPass is one of the best perks of a Disney World vacation. But now Disney has taken it one step further with the Disney Memory Maker add on. Should you spend the extra money for a Disney Memory Maker vs. just the Disney PhotoPass? Yes. Here's why. Why You Want a Disney Memory…

29 Things To Do In Key West For A Certifiably Awesome Adventure

When we first thought about visiting Key West, FL we pictured a big old college spring break and thought we would have to cover our kids eyes the whole time we were there! That is so not the case. Instead we found that there were a ton of amazing things to do in Key West…

30+ Things To Do In St. Augustine For An Incredible Vacation

There are beautiful beaches and more than 100 historic and unique attractions in St. Augustine, Florida that will create a memorable and educational family vacation.

Disney Cruise Tips For Anxious First-Timers Aboard The Stunning ‘Dream’

Planning a Disney cruise? Need some good Disney cruise tips to help that feeling of overwhelm? Don't fret! From the kid's club to pirate night, show tips to port excursions...here are the tips I wish someone had told me before we packed our bags. If you have any questions about a Disney cruise, let is know…

20+ Things To Do In Florida On The Ultimate Sunshine State Road Trip

There are so many breathtaking and unique things to do in Florida from beaches to theme parks to clear water springs we guarantee you will not be bored!

21 Things To Do In Stuart, FL For A Fun & Affordable Family Vacation

From exploring an historic riverside town to relaxing on the Atlantic beach, here are 21 fun and affordable things to do in Stuart, FL

5 Amazing Family Activities Not To Miss On Marco Island, Florida

Marco Island is a gem of a Florida beach destination that is incredibly welcoming to families and filled with great activities!

Atlanta to Destin for Weekend Beach Fun

Atlanta to Destin might not be close enough for a weekend trip at just about 6 hours, but it's definitely within a driving distance for a long weekend. We had such a great time when we went there, it became one of our most memorable vacation for our family.

29 Things To Do In Amelia Island That The Locals Want Kept Secret

The Sunshine State has seemingly limitless opportunities for a great family or romantic getaway, but if you haven’t yet visited Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, you are missing out! No matter the season, Amelia’s pristine beaches, historic charm, and outdoor adventures—all just a 5-6 hour drive from Atlanta—make it a quintessential Florida destination. We’ve listed…

Disney World Planning For Beginners In 9 Easy Steps

Honestly I have been a wreck trying to figure out just how to do this Disney World planning, and how to do it right. With tons of help from a member of the Disney Parks Mom Panel, I have crafted a nine-step plan. It is my hope that this helps put your mind at ease, too. I…

Swim with Manatees: Secret FL Find You’ll LOVE [video]

Winter is the perfect time of year to swim with manatees. However, leaving a warm bed at 6:30 in the morning to go jump in chilly water doesn’t sound like a good idea, but I promise, it’s worth it. Especially when under the water, below the chilly air are hundreds of manatee, gentle sea cows who, like a…

Visit Dry Tortugas National Park The Most Beautiful Place In The US

Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida is a place you should visit at least once. And I guarantee once you go there you will want to go back again and again!

Hawks Cay: A Truly Amazing Resort To Stay At In The Florida Keys

If you are looking for fun, relaxation, beautiful views and a truly amazing time you want to stay at Hawks Cay in the Florida Keys!

5 Delicious Restaurants To Visit In Destin, Florida

5 amazing choices to visit for lunch or dinner that we guarantee you don't want to miss while you are in Destin, Florida.

3 Places to See Enchanting Sea Animals in Key West, Florida

If you’re looking for sea life, Key West is a fantastic place to find it. Here are 3 places where you can find these enchanting creatures!

5 Destin, Florida Water Activities That Will Delight You

With the amazing beaches and emerald green waters in Destin, Florida, one of the best ways to really enjoy it is to get out on the water!

Luxury Beach Vacation: Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort has created the perfect luxury, beachfront resort for families of all ages to truly become Parrothead and Parakeets.

Comparing our Favorite WDW Resorts (+Tips from a Disney Insider)

Staying at one of the WDW Resorts makes a great Disney World vacation supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. But trying to navigate all those options can be like chasing Alice through Wonderland. That's why we turned to our friend, and Disney Moms Panel expert Lindsey Paris to give us some insider information about what to do at the Walt Disney…

Fall into a Dreamy Story Book at Be Our Guest Restaurant

The additions to Fantasyland at Walt Disney World really make you feel as if you are falling into a storybook, and the place I felt that most was in the Beast's Castle at the Be Our Guest Restaurant. There are so many details that it's hard to take it all in. The Beauty and the…

5 Reasons You Will Fall In Love With Grayton Beach, Florida

Florida’s panhandle, also known as the Emerald Coast, has some of the nicest beaches in the entire world. One of our favorites is the lovely Grayton Beach.

12 RV Parks In Florida That You Will Want To Visit

The perfect way to see Florida is on a road trip in an RV! Here are 12 Amazing RV Parks in Florida that you will want to visit with your family this year!

Florida Keys: 3 State Parks & 1 Dreamy National Park You Can’t Miss

The Florida Keys have beautiful State Parks & one of our favorite National Parks. You don't want to miss out on visiting any of these unbelievable places!

Be a Celebrated Race Car Designer at Test Track EPCOT [Video]

The best part of Test Track EPCOT by Chevrolet at Walt Disney’s World’s EPCOT Center is waiting. Really. Test Track EPCOT Walt Disney World in Orlando has been making several changes over the past few years designed to slow guests down and…

4 Can’t Be Missed Fascinating Places To Visit In Key West

Key West has a misnomer about it that it’s an adult-only place to visit. That's not true! Here are 4 fascinating place to visit with kids.

Best Jacksonville Beach Restaurants with Kids

One of the great things about travel is experiencing the local cuisine. Finding the best Jacksonville Beach restaurants that cater to kids and adults is easy, there are so many to choose from. The best part is you don't always have to resort to chicken fingers or pizza for the adults (although we've included those places too.)…

Don’t Miss The Wonderful Sombrero Beach In The Florida Keys

Sombrero Beach in the Florida Keys offers golden sand and a great swimming area for beach lovers to enjoy. Here are 4 tips for enjoying your time there.

Swan and Dolphin: 11 Advantages To Staying At This (kind of) Disney Resort

Planning your vacation to WDW? Trying to decide where to stay? Don't discount the Swan and Dolphin Resort because it's not "official." We stayed at the Dolphin Hotel and it was AMAZING. If we head to Disney again, this is where we'll park our tired heads. Here are 11 reasons why!

Old Colorado Inn: 5 Reasons You Should Not Miss This Stuart Hotel

If you and the family are heading to Stuart, FL...there's several places you can stay but this one tops our list! We love the history, the privacy, the small but important perks...it's simply heaven. Here are five reasons why Old Colorado Inn is an ideal family (or couple's) hotel selection.

4 Family-Friendly Naples, Florida Restaurants You Don’t Want To Miss

Here are 4 family-friendly Naples, Florida restaurants that will meet the approval of even your pickiest child we promise!

11 Ways to Have a Wild Time at the Jacksonville Zoo

Zoos have come a long way since the days of solo animals in cages. The Jacksonville Zoo in Jacksonville, FL has modern zoo habitats in a garden setting, as well as opportunities to get up close with animals. But that's not all. We picked 11 of our favorite zoo activities - how about you? What do…

13 Ways To Share Your Nostalgic Love Of Star Wars At Disney World

Our family loved every moment of the Star Wars Disney World experiences we encountered. For myself and husband, it was the fulfillment of that sentimental yearning to return to our childhood. And now, with children of our own, seeing them experience the newest generation of Galactic Rebellion...and falling in love with it just like we…

5 Reasons To Visit Jacksonville’s Amazing Cummer Museum

Jacksonville's Cummer Museum is a gem that should not be missed for kids or adults. It is is part art collection, part historic gardens, and full-on fun for the family. Are you ready? Here are five reasons you need to stop in on your next Jacksonville visit:

10 Enchanting Disney Vacations You Rarely Hear About (But Should!)

Disney resorts offer so much for families, but the magic isn't relegated to the theme parks in Florida and California. There is an entire world of enchanting opportunities that bring superior customer service and a knowledge of what makes kids "tick" to your family. From guided tours taking you on secret adventures in the US…