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

Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

A small speaker with big sound. We use this portable speaker nearly all day, everyday. The small footprint combined with the convenience of bluetooth makes it the prefect go anywhere traveling speaker.


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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

Wood End Lighthouse

Lighthouses and Whales in Provincetown

I’m not sure when my fascination with lighthouses began. They certainly were not on my radar before we started full-timing. Living in a landlocked state like Vermont lighthouses were only something I ever saw while on vacation at the coast, … Continued