Everything is Awesome at LEGOLAND Florida

Visiting LEGOLAND Florida was something my kids had been begging to do for MONTHS. When we thought about Christmas presents, we remembered that we hated seeing a pile of toys that would later be unused. Then we thought about turning a trip to LEGOLAND Florida theme park into our Christmas gift for the kids, and it made much more sense! We couldn’t be happier with our choice! Our kids loved their LEGOLAND visit, and we appreciated that it was the …

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Get a taste of old Florida on the St. Johns River

Immerse yourself in Florida scenic drives and historic state parks while sleeping on a houseboat. Not far from the brightly colored lights of theme parks, adrenaline rides, and mega-resorts lies a different kind of attraction.  The St. Johns River & it’s nearby scenic byways offer something different than most Florida visitors have come to expect. When northerners used to travel Highway 17 south through the Sunshine State, this area lured visitors by its cool, spring waters and alligator wrestlers.  Sadly, …

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3 Family-Friendly Places to View Wildlife in Southwest Florida

I wasn’t prepared to fall in love with Southwest Florida, I did fall…and fell hard.  One of the reasons we love Southwest Florida? Our kids love seeing animals.  When researching things to do in the Fort Myers and Sanibel area, I found so many nature walks and sightseeing opportunities.  The list was actually too long.  Here are 3 family-friendly places to view wildlife in Southwest Florida (plus two we didn’t get to visit). J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Within …

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Skimming Through Swampland on an Everglades Airboat Tour

I can’t remember the first time I saw an Everglades airboat tour featured on TV, but it remained on my mind as a to-do travel item.?Couple that with the fact that the Everglades are in danger of disappearing?and I knew we needed to get there SOON. ??So while?researching our stay?at Fort Myers Beach, I realized just how close we were to the Everglades and Mr. Yoder Toter and I were sold on adding it to the itinerary. We stayed at …

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