Jekyll Island is the true essence of a southern hospitality vacation destination. This natural, coastal paradise island is also a state park. As a result, wildlife and humans can peacefully coexist. Jekyll Island is one of the Golden Isles on the southern Georgia coast. With only an estimated 1,000 residents and their wildlife conservation efforts, this is an ethical … [Read more...] about Jekyll Island – Southern Hospitality Paradise
The United States is located in North America and is comprised of 50 states, 48 continental plus the Hawaii Islands and Alaska. It is bordered by Mexico in the south and Canada to the north. The US has a vast majority of ecosystems, wildlife, and city life. Deserts, mountains, beaches, rolling hills, swamp lands, canyons, prairies, and tundra are some examples of landscapes that can be experienced. Whether you prefer city or country life, the US has plenty to choose from.
The Adirondacks offer some of the most beautiful views in all of the United States. Located in upstate New York, this can be a day trip from many cities located within the region. Outdoor enthusiast flock to this park in all seasons for a variety of activities. Fall is great time to visit and take in the breath taking views of the changing foliage. Winter is also prime time … [Read more...] about Adirondacks
Wondering which National Park to visit this summer? Looking for beautiful views and wildlife encounters? Nature enthusiasts flock to this park with good reason and so should you! Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America's most visited Park. It is also the most biodiverse park in the National Park System, making it easy to view wildlife. National parks have become … [Read more...] about Great Smoky Mountains National Park-Family Day Trip
Located in Bishopville, South Carolina, this "off the beaten path" destination gives you the feeling that you've stepped into an "Alice and Wonderland" world. You will know that you are in the right town, because these beautiful topiaries are scattered throughout the city on street signs and more. A super sweet, talented, and humble man by the name of Pearl Fryer is the mind … [Read more...] about Pearl Fryer’s Topiary Garden
In Florida, manatee tours are very popular during the winter months. Swimming and kayaking with these gentle giants is on many animal lovers' bucket list. But is this wildlife experience really good for the manatees? Most wild animal encounters are pretty black and white, as far as being considered ethical. Florida manatee tours, whether it be swimming or kayaking, tends to … [Read more...] about Florida Manatee Tours – Responsible Wildlife Encounter?
Yosemite National Park is one of the most traveled destinations in the United States. The vast greatness of nature and wildlife in this iconic park in California does not disappoint. It is such a humbling experience to hike among some of the oldest and largest trees in the world. Visitors can see the main attractions of Yosemite as a day trip or stay for weeks. A road trip … [Read more...] about Yosemite National Park
Located in the South West region of Florida, Everglades National Park is a tropical ecosystem that covers 1.5 million acres! This is a popular destination among nature lovers because it is home to a large diverse range of wildlife and fauna. Wildlife that live here include, the Florida Panther (endangered), black bear, alligators, manatees (endangered), dolphins, fish, … [Read more...] about One Day in Everglades National Park
Looking for an off-the-beaten-path stop? Plan a visit to this eccentric compound hidden out in rural Georgia. Pasaquan is the perfect pitstop on any road trip through the southeast United States. This trippy destination offers time to stretch your legs and appreciate individual uniqueness. Adults and kids can roam freely and will be entranced with the bright colors and … [Read more...] about Pasaquan – The Most Eccentric Compound in the South
Wondering what to do with 36 hours in Chicago during the winter? Here are a few things to do and see while in the windy city. Ever since our trip to Montreal, my teen daughter has been interested in city life. We live in a small town in Ohio, so we don't do cities very often. I have a childhood friend that lives in Chicago and she invited us up. So...girls … [Read more...] about Chicago in the Winter – How to spend 36 hours
The mass invasion of these insects is a wildlife phenomenon that has intrigued people for centuries. Some species of cicadas emerge periodically by the millions all around the globe. This natural wildlife event has been on my bucket list for years. When I found out that the 17-year cicada would be emerging in my state, I knew I had to experience this. If this ignites your … [Read more...] about 17-Year Cicadas – Insect Invasion