Author Archives: Amanda

Big Pine Key Rental House

Moving In…Big Pine Key House Rental

Well we’ve done it now. After 4.5 years of living exclusively in the Airstream (we’ve only taken a single one week vacation away from home the entire time) we’ve moved into a house for the winter. The idea to rent a … Continued

Bahia Honda State Park

Florida Keys Wk. 2: Sun & Surf

While our first week in the Keys was all about exploring the area and catching up with friends and family, our second week was all about enjoying our surroundings. That is to say — we barely left the campground all week. … Continued


Looking Back on 2016

As 2016 rolls to a close it’s time to once again take a look back at where we’ve been over the past 12 months. This was a well traveled year for us. From Arizona to Minnesota to Maine to Florida … Continued

Bahia Honda State Park

Florida Keys Week 1: Return to Paradise

Sometimes we make plans and book campgrounds far in advance, while other times we just wing it and don’t know where we’ll be next month let alone next week. The Florida Keys is one of those places where planning ahead … Continued

Dupuis Campground

Free Florida Camping at the DuPuis WEA

In the land of high priced beachside resorts and public parks overstuffed with campers, is free Florida camping really a thing? I didn’t believe it until I saw it for myself, but I can now confirm that free camping — … Continued

Juniper Springs River Run

Paddling the Juniper Springs River Run

There is no shortage of great places to paddle a kayak or canoe in central Florida. A quick Goggle search results in options ranging from serene lakes to multi-day river excursions. The two popular routes that come up over and again … Continued

O 'Leno State Park

O’ Leno State Park

If you asked me five years ago what I thought of central Florida I would have said, scrub pines, rednecks, and old people. Now, I would say all those things PLUS ancient cypress swamps, crystal clear bubbling springs, lakes and waterways … Continued

Congaree National Park

Through the Carolinas and into Florida

With Thanksgiving over and done we had one final obligation before we were free to head south to be snowbirds in Florida for the winter. The final obligation was our yearly trip to Charlotte, NC so Tim could show his … Continued


For the last week and a half we’ve been parked in the driveway at my mom and stepdad’s house in North Carolina. Early in the week my brother and his wife drove down from Vermont and six of us spent a … Continued

Westmoreland State Park

Westmore Land State Park

We spent last week at Westmoreland State Park. This spacious park on the edge of the Potomac River has trails that wind through the woods and a small beach where you can find fossilized shark teeth. I was going to … Continued