5 Days in the Blue Ridge Mountains

By Karen Ring | May 19, 2023

There are several mountain towns in Northern Georgia that are nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a range within the larger Appalachian Mountains known for their blueish tinge. My family  chose Clayton, Georgia, as our home base. Clayton is roughly 9 hours from Tampa. From there we carved out 5 days of outings in the […]

Four Day Trips Perfect for Spring Break

By Karen Ring | March 1, 2023

If you’re staying put for spring break, it’s the perfect time to explore a few nearby destinations. In Florida, there is always plenty of adventure to be had just a short drive away. Here are a few of our favorite day trip destinations. Tarpon Springs  Just a 30-minute drive up the road, Tarpon Springs feels […]

Cedar Key

By Heather Bossowski | February 16, 2023

A visit to the “Forgotten Coast” will have you making memories you won’t soon forget. Sitting on a small barrier reef on the Gulf of Mexico lies a historic village that feels more like a New England town than somewhere in Florida. Seemingly untouched by the building boom that has hit most of the coastline […]

Rediscover Florida

By WOW Editor | February 1, 2023

When you live in Florida, it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and take for granted that fact that we live in a vacation paradise that attracted over 105 million visitors in 2022. February, with its mild temperatures and lower crowds, is the perfect month to get out and explore all that […]

Set Sail for a Fun, Family Vacation

By WOW Editor | January 14, 2023

By Danielle Hauser Cruise ships are a great place to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones. As seasoned cruisers, many of our family’s fondest memories come from past sailings to the Caribbean. Our kids Ryan,16, and Charlotte, 13, still recall the excitement of exploring the large ships, so it’s no wonder they have […]

Disney World vs. Disneyland

By WOW Editor | September 15, 2022

What does a Disney-loving Florida family do as a final hurrah before the last kid flies the nest? They board a plane and fly 2,504 miles to visit Disneyland. I mean, that makes sense, right? We had always wanted to see the original park in person and two of the four of us had never […]

Exploring Dry Tortugas National Park

By WOW Editor | September 15, 2022

Seventy miles from the mainland lies history set in paradise. Summer has passed and the kids have returned to school. Carefree days have given way to academics and sport schedules. Summer trips are memories fresh in our minds. Have you begun planning your next trip? Dry Tortugas National Park is one for the family adventure […]

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