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St. Simons Island: Family Weekend Adventure

Our family recently decided to go on a short weekend excursion to St. Simons Island, Georgia. This quaint, historical location is just a four and a half hour drive from our home in Atlanta. The island’s charming, natural setting is highlighted by the many large moss-draped live oak trees dotting the landscape. It boasts a slow-paced atmosphere, with many of […]

Cayman Islands: Cemetery Reef, Blow Holes, Starfish Point, Rum Point

Best Free Attractions in the Cayman Islands

Cemetery Reef, Hell, Starfish Point, and Blowholes as fabulous free excursions that anyone staying in the Cayman Islands can take advantage of exploring. Emily loved spending time in these peaceful places that offered unique opportunities to commune with nature. Here’s a brief glimpse of some of the locations we explored without having to purchase a paid excursion package. We spent […]

Visiting Cayman Crystal Caves: Grand Cayman Island

Visiting Cayman Crystal Caves: Grand Cayman Island

One rainy day during our family trip to The Cayman Islands we decided to visit Cayman Crystal Caves, the island’s newest nature attraction. This tour lasts approximately one and a half hours. It was about a 45-minute drive from Georgetown/Seven Mile beach. Since we were running a few minutes late and missed the bus from the main entrance to the caves, […]

Family Fun at Denver Downs Farm Anderson SC included Solar Eclipse Party

Family Fun on the Farm: Denver Downs in Anderson

Denver Downs in Anderson, South Carolina was the perfect setting for the viewing of the August 21, 2017, Great American Solar Eclipse. This delightful family-owned agri-tourism farm was about a two-hour drive from our home in Atlanta. Anderson, SC, was in the path of totality for the eclipse, meaning that the sun’s light would be completely blocked from view at […]

Gibbs Gardens: A Delightful Day In Daffodil Heaven

During Emily and her sister Savannah’s winter break from school Gigi, the girls’ grandma, took them on a day trip to Gibbs Gardens. This breathtaking attraction is conveniently located in north metro Atlanta, nestled in the North Georgia Mountain foothills.   Gibbs Gardens: A North Georgia Destination These incredible gardens, which have long been a touring destination for serious garden […]

Winter Wonderland at Biltmore Estate

One of the most lovely places our family has ever explored is the Biltmore Estate located in Asheville, North Carolina. We’ve been to this breathtaking destination before in the springtime when the gardens on the grounds and the surrounding Asheville area were in their full blossoming glory. Emily was especially enamored with the beauty of this Blue Ridge Mountain paradise. […]

Exploring Ichetucknee Springs: A True Nature Adventure

Back in May, our family went to West Central Florida for a true nature vacation. This would be our family’s first nature vacation trip. We wanted a vacation that was all outdoors, involved no crowds, and focused on Florida’s beautiful natural springs. We also included 72-year-old Grandma! Warning: On weekends and holidays, the park is packed! To enjoy a peaceful day with […]

Blue Springs Park in Florda: Back-to-Nature Family Fun

One day in June, our family decided to take some time to relax and unwind in a serene, natural setting. Since Florida is home to over 700 springs, we went on a spring hopping adventure. Our trek brought us to beautiful Blue Springs Park located in High Springs, Florida. Not to be confused with Blue Springs State Park, this park […]