Dry Tortugas is one of the most remote National Parks in the United States, and it does require some planning, time, and money to get there. The only way to access this park is by ferry, sea plane, or private boat, and the trip by boat takes over two hours from Key West. This isn’t just a “let’s swing by that National Park since we’re nearby” kind of trip. It requires advanced reservations, specific packing, and intentionally planning it into your itinerary.Read More
Spring has arrived, and the weather in Florida is slowly climbing back up into the 80 degree range. Flowers are blooming everywhere and a sense of renewal and life is in the air. There’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than visiting Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Whether you’re a Floridian looking for a different Disney experience or you live somewhere cold that’s showing no signs of spring and you need a warm-weather vacation STAT, this is an under-the-radar festival at Disney you’ll really enjoy.Read More
I hate to use this cliche, but Flagler Beach really is a hidden gem of a beach town. With its cinnamon-colored sand, laid back vibes, and seriously delicious restaurants, this beach should, by all rights, be an incredibly popular destination with families. The truth is, though, that Flagler Beach often gets overlooked as a vacation spot because it’s surrounded by St. Augustine and Daytona Beach, two very famous Florida cities which attract many visitors.Read More
Extra checked bag fees, crowded baggage claims, lost suitcases, and delays: now more than ever families traveling via airplane have incentive to carry their bags on the plane with them rather than checking a bag. With all the gear, clothes, diapers, wipes, and snacks required to travel with small children, it might feel easier to just pay the money and drop your suitcases off with the front desk. However, with the right piece of luggage, a little bit of planning, and participation from the whole family, you can definitely pull off flying with only carry-on suitcases.Read More
Ever since hearing about Iguazu Falls, the massive series of waterfalls that border both Argentina and Brazil, it has been on my bucket list. When I had a chance to join a press trip to Brazil with stops in both Rio and Iguaçu Falls, I was stunned. It honestly felt like a dream come true.
Naturally, I wasn’t alone in my quest to visit Iguazu Falls, Brazil. Over a million people pour into the Iguaçu National Park each year hoping to catch a glimpse of the might waterfall. And it doesn’t disappoint! Viewing Iguazu Falls, Brazil was one of the most breathtaking moments in all of my travels. I am truly hoping to go back with my kids someday so they can feel that same sense of wonder.Read More