How to Swim With Manatees in Florida

swimming with manatees in crystal river florida

Swimming with manatees with my family is an experience that I will never forget. During our trip to Crystal River, Florida we had a family excursion to the springs to swim with the manatees in the area. This is a trip my girls still talk about till this day. However, there are a few things you should know when swimming with manatees especially with kids. There are several laws in place to help protect the manatees as well as to protect you and the environment that the manatees thrive in. There is also gear that you should know about to help make the experience easier. 

Guide To Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee

Fall Creek Falls State Park Tennessee Waterfalls Hiking outdoors

Camping, chasing waterfalls, and an abundance of hiking trails. This is what our weekend camping trip at Fall Creek Falls State Park consisted of. We were lucky to swim at the waterfall, cross suspension bridges, and fall asleep starring at the stars. It was definitely a family camping trip to remember. With this complete and detailed camping and hiking guide, you can learn how to plan a trip this top Tennessee state park too.

Best Guide to Hiking at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in Colorado

View from red rocks from the Trading Post Trail at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in Colorado.

Red Rocks is an absolute stunning place to go hiking at. With beautiful views and unique rock formations, the hiking trails here are perfect. Red Rocks is known for various different things including the stunning and iconic theater that is used for concerts and various other events. However, you can hike around the park and enjoy many of the other things that Red Rocks Amphitheater has to offer as well. 

Red Rocks Park also has a lot more to offer than just hiking trails. From concerts to movies and even workouts such as yoga and winter fitness. This place truly has a lot to offer.

Staying at the Plantation on Crystal River in Florida

Front of Plantation on Crystal River resort

Plantation on Crystal River is one of the top resorts to stay at in Crystal River, Florida. It is a part of the Ascend Hotel Collection and features amenities such as a pool, bar, restaurant, spa, and more. We recently stayed here during our family trip and absolutely loved our visit. However, here are my tips on how to make the most of your stay at Plantation on Crystal River. 

5 Ways of Getting Through the Airport Easier

Getting through the airport easier - tips for TSA security check point

Flying can be so much fun and convenient. By taking a plane you can get to further destinations and even other countries much faster. However, going through security and checking in can be a bit hectic at times. Here are five things that you can do to make getting through the airport and to your gate much faster.

Staying at The Tahitian Beach Resort in Treasure Island, Florida

Room at the Tahitian Beach Resort in Treasure Island, Florida

The Tahitian Beach Resort is such a fun place to stay at right by the beach. Located in Treasure Island Florida, this beachfront resort provides their guests with a wide range of amenities and spacious rooms. Guests can also enjoy restaurants, bars, shops, spa, and other things to do nearby all at a walking distance.

Best List of Sustainable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – 2023

Sustainable Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Naples Soap Company - The Bougie Mom Box

With this gift guide I hope to make gift giving a little easier for you with this list of over 40 ethical and sustainable Mother’s Day gift ideas. I hope that it helps inspire you to buy the perfect gift for your mom or that special mom in your life. Whether it is a small or large gift, just know that every mom would be truly thankful for the sweet gift and kind though of making sure it is a sustainable gift as well. 

In this guide I hope to also help you learn more about ethical and sustainable gift giving. I know these two words tend to be thrown around in today’s world like candy but we need to dig a little deeper as to what these terms mean when it comes to gift giving and even exploring a more conscious lifestyle. I will go more into detail about each and share some of the best gift ideas for moms as well.

Ultimate Guide To Eco-Friendly Female Hygiene Outdoors

a woman sitting on the edge of a waterfall cliff looking down below during a hike in Tennessee.

When I first started hiking I was only a little girl. I usually went hiking or camping with my dad so female hygiene was very minimum. Just the main essentials at the most. Over the years new products have emerged, more awareness, and better guidance. In this post I will be going over the essentials for female hygiene that you will need for any type of outdoor trip along with backpacking hygiene tips and some words of wisdom from two experienced outdoorsy friends.

Guide to Lanikai Pillbox Hike in Oahu, Hawaii

photo of the islands at sunrise from the lanikai pillboxes

If you are looking for the perfect sunrise hike then Lanikai Pillbox hike is the place to go. This stunning hiking trail is filled with stunning views of Lanikai and Kailua including the picturesque Mokulua Islands. The small town of Lanikai in Oahu, Hawaii is probably by far one of my favorite places on the entire island. The water is a gorgeous turquoise color just like you see in the vacation magazines and it’s so clear. Just absolutely gorgeous. This destination is definitely one that you don’t want to miss if you are visiting the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Best Outdoor Stocking Stuffers for Hikers and Campers

Log Cabin Christmas Featuring chrismtas stocking stuffer ideas for campers and hikers

The madness of the holidays has arrived. I am here to help you find the best stocking stuffers for hikers, campers, and any outdoor enthusiasts in your life. These items will sure put a smile on your face. In this gift guide you can find so many things to help make their outdoor adventures more fun, safe, cozy, and memorable.