Manatees in Apollo Beach

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In January we took a field trip to the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach, Florida. My dear friend, Shelley, who is another full-time RVing mama, introduced me to this great family resource. The manatee viewing is fabulous and…it’s FREE! Fabulous and free make for an excellent resource combo. As we travel to vacation destinations all year long, our expenses can add up rapidly if we don’t make strategic selections. We all know that free venues do not always provide a quality experience, however that is not the case with this place. Continue reading → Manatees in Apollo Beach

The Florida Keys

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Chris and I have longed to visit the Florida Keys for the 18 years that we have been together. Somehow this little string of islands has eluded me, even when I lived near Fort Lauderdale for a stint in my college years. Well, Christmas of 2016 finally brought us to the Keys…and yes, I think we would all be happy to winter here every year. Continue reading → The Florida Keys

Dry Tortugas National Park

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Camping….70 miles out at sea.

Last January I saw an Instagram post from the Currently Wandering Crew (you can read it here) that stopped me in my tracks. I immediately linked to their blog and read their post on camping in the Tortugas. I was inspired. Excited. Determined. Chris and I talked it over and within four weeks…our reservations were made. Although we are fulltime travelers and have visited numerous places with wanderlust appeal, we looked forward to this stop all year long…and the Dry Tortugas measured up to our high expectations in every way. Continue reading → Dry Tortugas National Park

Fort Wilderness Resort & Walt Disney World

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Our first Walt Disney World experience and some ideas for other families who may be planning their own trip…

We enjoyed four wonderful days at Fort Wilderness, Disney’s own 5 star campground. This place is awesome! Based on the recommendation of friends we booked this early in the year. As the months went on, I was tempted to cancel the reservations many times due to the expensive nightly rate…however, I am so thankful I did not. This campground is worth every penny. Continue reading → Fort Wilderness Resort & Walt Disney World