FLORIDA TRAVEL GUIDE

What makes Florida a fun, diverse, and scenically beautiful destination?

Allow us to show you! It's one of our family's favorite state to vacation in.

This is your hub for all the best places to visit in Florida, including top Florida attractions, theme park secrets, cool cities, unique outdoor adventures and beautiful beaches.

You’ll find our best tips, recommended hotels, tours and deals. We’re adding to this the more we explore Florida, so keep checking back.

Be sure to check all of our USA travel tips, as we’ve been exploring the country in-depth for the past year on short breaks, getaways, road trips, and a year long RV trip of the American West.

FLORIDA HIGHLIGHTS

Looking for the best things to do in Florida and the highlights?

Here are a few posts that will point you towards those one of a kind Florida experiences.

Wrightsville Beach - one of the best places to visit on a East Coast road trip

Places to Visit on a South East Coast Road Trip (North Carolina – Florida)

Are you planning a South East Coast road trip? Let us help you with our top suggestions on places to visit on the East Coast […]

Marco Island, Florida

16 Spectacular Florida Vacation Spots For Those Dreaming of The Sunshine State

Are you looking for advice on the best Florida vacation spots? We are here to help. From personal experience, down below we share the best […]

wacissa springs florida

18 Best Places For Families to Visit in Florida

Florida is a tropical paradise and a fun destination to visit. Don’t miss these places when you visit Florida.

Saving! Love how y'all make these destinations approachable and doable for families. Great ideas for places in Florida we had not thought about.

Go Family Adventure

NATURAL NORTH FLORIDA ROAD TRIP

We loved our 1 week road trip through this lessor known region of Florida! We had some of our favorite family travel moments and adventures in the US. The scenery and diversity was spectacular.

Things to do in North Florida

18 Fantastic Things To Do In North Florida (escape the typical crowds)

Leave behind the well-known Florida destinations and head to a quieter, more rural experience in Natural North Florida. One where your bliss is kayaking down […]

The Wacissa River Florida

Fun Airboat + Kayak Adventures on the Wacissa River, Florida

Our airboat zig zagged over eelgrasses and aquatic plants and past startled alligators on the Wacissa River, Florida. Savannah clutched my arm with a mixture […]

The Slave Canal, Florida

14 Fantastic Things To Do In Monticello, Florida (including adventure & history)

Every now and then you find a place like Monticello, Florida that pulls you in and welcomes you like a long-lost friend. A place where […]

Best things to do in Cedar Key, Florida

Amazing Things To Do In Cedar Key (it’s a throwback to Old Florida)

You’ll be happy to know you don’t have to completely ditch the Florida beaches on your visit to Natural North Florida. One thing we love […]

FLORIDA THEME PARKS

YES! Florida is known for it's theme parks!

Orlando is the place to come to get your thrills. Here are some useful posts with plenty of insights and tips - some even written by our daughter, Kalyra.

The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Islands of Adventure

How to Do 1 Day at Universal Orlando Resort (and love it)

What’s the first thing your kids say when you tell them you’re going on a Orlando vacation? “Yay, we can go to Universal Orlando Resort!” […]

Diagon Alley Universal Studios Orlando (2)

Your Guide to Family Fun at Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios is so much fun with the Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster and Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Check out our tips to having a great time at Universal

Islands of adventure

How to Have Fun at Universal’s Islands of Adventure (tips from a 10 year old)

In my last post about our trip to Universal Orlando Resort I shared with you the awesome day we had at Universal’s Volcano Bay. For the […]

Diagon Alley, Universal Orlando Resort

18 Universal Orlando Tips for a Great time (Harry Potter fans rejoice)

Looking for tips for Universal Orlando? We’ve got you covered! Let me start by saying you’ll probably never see your kids more excited than when […]

Universal's Volcano Bay Water Park

25 Tips for Universal’s Volcano Bay Orlando Water Park (Get Wet and Wild)

Our visit to Universal Orlando Resort and the Volcano Bay Orlando water park has been one the most memorable travel experience on our USA road […]

Legoland Florida - one of the best places to visit in Central Florida

3 Exciting Things to Do in Central Florida

Looking for fun things to do in Central Florida beyond Orlando? Once you are done with Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, there are endless […]

ORLANDO IDEAS

Here are a few extra ideas on things to do in Orlando + one of our favorite vacation rental experiences!

Orlando vacation homes are perfect for large groups of family or friends

Rent a Vacation Home Near Disney World, Orlando with friends

What do you do when you’re presented with an opportunity to stay in an 8,000 sq.ft Orlando vacation home with a private pool that sleeps […]

what to do in Orlando

Insider Tips on What to Do in Orlando – City Guide

Looking for tips on what to do in Orlando? As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Ben Reed who has lived in Orlando for seven years. […]

MIAMI IDEAS

We are still yet to explore Miami in-depth. This will get you started!

Coconut Grove Farmers Market, Miami

24 Hours in Miami – Explore the Coconut Grove Neighborhood

We had a bucket list of things to do in Miami with kids – lunch in Little Havana, cruise around South Beach, swim at the […]

Pelican Hotel Miami

3 Hip and Quirky Miami Boutique Hotels

Confession: I’m from Florida and I love Miami. Magic happens in the place where South America, the Caribbean, and North America mix in an eclectic cultural […]

FEATURED VIDEO: Cedar Keys

We loved Cedar Keys in Natural North Florida. It's old school Florida island charm - you probably have never heard of it. Those are the best destinations!

OTHER SOUTHEAST USA STATES TO CONSIDER

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We don't plan on stopping that. We now have a base in Raleigh, NC - after being granted a Green Card for our extraordinary ability in the art of travel blogging.

We will continue to explore more of the US but also intend on traveling further abroad - Europe, South East Asia and Central and South America.

We can't wait to share more of our favorites as we experience them.

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OUR FAVORITE SOUTHEAST USA TRANQUIL ESCAPES

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ALL FLORIDA ARTICLES

Browse around to find all our articles on Florida.

Things to do in North Florida

18 Fantastic Things To Do In North Florida (escape the typical crowds)

By Caroline Makepeace | August 24, 2020

Leave behind the well-known Florida destinations and head to a quieter, more rural experience in Natural North Florida. One where your bliss is kayaking down meandering rivers, cooling off in refreshing luminous-blue natural springs, and […]

The Wacissa River Florida

Fun Airboat + Kayak Adventures on the Wacissa River, Florida

By Caroline Makepeace | August 22, 2020

Our airboat zig zagged over eelgrasses and aquatic plants and past startled alligators on the Wacissa River, Florida. Savannah clutched my arm with a mixture of terror and exhilaration on her face. I grinned and […]

The Slave Canal, Florida

14 Fantastic Things To Do In Monticello, Florida (including adventure & history)

By Caroline Makepeace | August 17, 2020

Every now and then you find a place like Monticello, Florida that pulls you in and welcomes you like a long-lost friend. A place where the focus is on community connection and the appreciation of […]

Best things to do in Cedar Key, Florida

Amazing Things To Do In Cedar Key (it’s a throwback to Old Florida)

By Caroline Makepeace | August 11, 2020

You’ll be happy to know you don’t have to completely ditch the Florida beaches on your visit to Natural North Florida. One thing we love about this region in Florida is the diversity and outdoor […]

Marco Island, Florida

16 Spectacular Florida Vacation Spots For Those Dreaming of The Sunshine State

By Nadia Mike | March 14, 2020

Are you looking for advice on the best Florida vacation spots? We are here to help. From personal experience, down below we share the best places to vacation in Florida in all areas of the […]

Orlando vacation homes are perfect for large groups of family or friends

Rent a Vacation Home Near Disney World, Orlando with friends

By Caroline Makepeace | December 4, 2018

What do you do when you’re presented with an opportunity to stay in an 8,000 sq.ft Orlando vacation home with a private pool that sleeps 24 guests? Call all your friends to see who can […]

The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Islands of Adventure

How to Do 1 Day at Universal Orlando Resort (and love it)

By Caroline Makepeace | November 16, 2018

What’s the first thing your kids say when you tell them you’re going on a Orlando vacation? “Yay, we can go to Universal Orlando Resort!” On this trip, we had the intention of lying poolside […]

Diagon Alley Universal Studios Orlando (2)

Your Guide to Family Fun at Universal Studios Orlando

By Kalyra Makepeace | September 9, 2018

Universal Studios is so much fun with the Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster and Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Check out our tips to having a great time at Universal

Islands of adventure

How to Have Fun at Universal’s Islands of Adventure (tips from a 10 year old)

By Kalyra Makepeace | April 6, 2018

In my last post about our trip to Universal Orlando Resort I shared with you the awesome day we had at Universal’s Volcano Bay. For the next two days, we moved between Islands of Adventure and […]

Diagon Alley, Universal Orlando Resort

18 Universal Orlando Tips for a Great time (Harry Potter fans rejoice)

By Craig Makepeace | March 15, 2018

Looking for tips for Universal Orlando? We’ve got you covered! Let me start by saying you’ll probably never see your kids more excited than when you first walk through the gates to Universal Orlando, or […]

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