State parks

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An Anniversary Getaway on North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Anniversary trips are something that Johnny and I always look forward to ever since we got married.  For our sixth year celebration, we preferred a beach destination that’s not overly commercialized.  Having lived in South Carolina for a number years, we had always heard about the Outer Banks, which is a group of peninsulas and barrier … Continue reading

The allure of the beaches of the Florida Keys

People come to the Florida Keys for many reasons: exploring the rich underwater wildlife, fishing, crossing the Seven Mile Bridge, and museum (or bar) hopping in Key West.  For me?  Well, I simply love being by the water, be it ocean-side (the Atlantic Ocean) or bay-side (Florida Bay which connects to the Gulf of Mexico). … Continue reading

Gems of Florida

When I was in high school and college, my family took me to Florida for just about every school break.  By Florida, I mean Orlando.  More specifically, Disney World and all the massive theme parks ever created.  I also remember visiting the beaches in the Destin / Fort Walton area once or twice.  We absolutely … Continue reading

Accidental Tourists in Buffalo, NY

Crazy ideas can sometimes lead to fun adventures, such as that time last year when Johnny and I decided to buy an electric hybrid car 900 miles away from home.  I guess that only shows that we are willing to do anything to get what we want, right?  New York is one of a handful … Continue reading

Best of: Southern Nevada

Southern Nevada 04.06.2012 – 04.11.2012 Delta Airlines Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa & The Signature at MGM Grand The deserts of Nevada are anything but dull.  While the bright lights of Las Vegas casinos draw millions of visitors each year, lesser known are the colorful Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire State Park.  For … Continue reading

Visiting the Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Florida

A magical thing happened to Johnny and I this past Christmas: We saw Mermaids! While the story of The Little Mermaid originated all the way in Denmark, we actually did not have to travel very far to live out our little fairy tale. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is located about an hour north of … Continue reading

Reminiscing Florida’s Forgotten Coast

The best time to relive summer beach vacation memories is when I’m cooped up inside on a cold December night.  My last two posts are about Maine’s summer colors and scenic shoreline.  This time, I am going to write about our 2010 trip to a beach town in Northwest Florida. When Johnny’s brother announced that … Continue reading

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