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August 5, 2016

Florida’s Gulf County Vacation Tips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.

Florida’s Gulf County Vacation Tips

There are many wonderful places to visit and many wonders to be seen in the State of Florida. But few places compare to the natural beauty that is Florida’s Gulf County. It is a hidden gem that is so lovely even locals vacation here.

The perfect time to visit the gulf coast of Florida is mid-August to mid-March when the weather is perfect. Time slows down and long weekends are in order. There is something for everyone. From pristine beaches, thrill seeking outdoor activities, award winning restaurants, culture and history, and nature at every turn. You don’t have to look far to find something for everyone in your family here.

Learn from the locals:

In Gulf County Florida adventure is just off the beaten path and there’s no better guide than a local. A favorite activity for anyone visiting is scuba diving with Captain Bobby’s Break A Way Charters (http://www.visitgulf.com/listing/break-a-way-charters). You will be surprised at the crystal clear water and beautiful dive spots that Adventure Guide and charter captain Bobby Guliford has been diving with his son since he was 12 years old. Whether you want to go scallop hunting in St. Joseph Bay or a family dive at about 30 feet, you will be able to find a fresh adventure just underneath the water’s surface.

Spend some time is nature as Florida was intended to be seen:

With 244 miles of coast line the access to some of the most pristine and unspoiled beaches in the world Gulf County will thrill you will the wonder of nature and make you feel like a kid again. Lynn Marshall a local Adventure Guide and the general manager of Port Inn says that she spends most weekends on a paddleboard in “The Bay” (St. Joseph Bay) and you can too! Paddleboards are easy to rent at Daly’s Watersports and the Bay is calm, shallow, and safe. This would be an ideal place to learn.

Less planning, more doing:

Gulf County has a wonderful online service that you can utilize to see what there is to do by the ones who know the area best. The Gulf County Concierge Program & Adventure Guide can help to plan your adventure while you spend your time and energy on the art of relaxing. Adventure and wonder are at the tip of your fingers as you have access to kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, bird watching, snorkeling, diving, paddleboarding, ecotouring, boating which is never more than 15 minutes in any direction at any time.

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Question: “Which of the adventures in the Adventure Guide would you/your family enjoy taking part in? And why?”

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Adventures in Gulf County Florida

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County. All opinions are 100% mine.

Adventures in Gulf County Florida

Growing up in Florida made me love everything about beach, sand, nature and adventures. For me, the sunshine state is one of the greatest places because it’s always filled with places to explore and adventures to do, making it the perfect vacation destination for adventure lovers and the best part there is no off-season because of its warm weather. I want my kids to be able to experience the fun outdoor adventures that I grew up to that is why even if we don’t live in Florida anymore, we make sure to go back home every year to connect with family and make new special memories.

Fall is actually one of the best time to visit Florida because the weather is just perfect for everyone to still enjoy the beach, nature and play outside. Gulf County Florida has always been on our list of place to visit every year. For my kids, vacation isn’t a vacation without water fun and Gulf County has beautiful beaches that they love. It has also been our tradition to go fishing, camping and hiking with our kids every Fall, and we love the fact that we can do it in Gulf County plus a lot of other activities. Every corner of this place is filled with great adventures for everyone in the family. Here are just some of the Gulf County Adventures that we plan to try this year.

Turtle Treasure Hunt

I’m pretty sure my kids will be thrilled to go on a turtle treasure hunt. Not only will they enjoy it but they will also learn how to love, save and conserve sea turtles. On this adventure, you will go with a guide on a Turtle patrol on the beach. You get a chance to view baby sea turtle nestings in the highest density-nesting beach in North Florida. You will look for signs of nesting and participate in the process of protecting loggerhead turtles. This part of the walk is really about marking and protecting the nests.  You will help place posts and caution tape around the nest, so people know to stay away.   

Camping by the beach

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park with miles of white sugar sand and natural beauty is the perfect place to camp to be able to enjoy the sunset, sunrise and sound of the sea. Throughout Gulf County campers will find a variety of full-facility campsites offering tent and RV sites with water and electricity. 

Kayak Through the Dead Lakes

Every nature lover should add this adventure to your bucket list. I can’t wait to see the Dead Lakes, which got their name from the Cypress and Tupelo trees that stand in the water. It’s the perfect adventure to see and enjoy the peace and beauty of nature.

If you haven’t been to Gulf County, I definitely recommend that you add it to your bucket list. Start your new Fall tradition now and check out Gulf County Adventure Guide.

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April 19, 2015

Everything Is Awesome At Legoland Florida!

Everything Is Awesome At Legoland Florida!

*Disclosure- I was provided with free admission to Legoland Florida in order to facilitate this review, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own 🙂 

legoland reviewHow was everyone’s spring break!? Ours was awesome! Spring break is when we take our big family vacation every year, and we (within reason) let our daughter pick where we go. This year she only wanted to go to 2 places, Universal Studios and Legoland FloridaConsidering I love Harry Potter and Lego’s this was a request I was thrilled to approve! Continue reading