Northwest Florida

Our family lives in the Daytona Beach area, but we planned out a three day trip to check out springs on the Gulf side. We spent three days going to springs in Florida's Nature Coast. What a great time! The first day we went to Fanning Springs, the second day... Read more →


Today we spent time at Manatee Springs State Park, located in Chiefland. We are on a trip, where we are doing three springs in three days. Staying the night at the Days Inn, we paid $100 for two nights, and we are within minutes of both Manatee Springs and Fanning... Read more →


Today we spent seven hours at Fanning Springs State Park. What a great day it was! Fanning Springs State Park is located in Fanning Springs, which is about 10 minutes from Chiefland. We rented a hotel room at the Days Inn (very affordable, minutes from a couple of springs, and... Read more →


Last weekend we were looking for a place to get out into nature that we hadn't yet explored. I came across Haw Creek Preserve, which is located in Flagler County in Bunnell. It's a nice drive back to Haw Creek Preserve with a lot of nature all around. You also... Read more →


I'm a seashell collector. I love them and have many. I make a trip to Sanibel Island, Florida every spring because the shelling is so great there. The beaches there literally have millions of shells covering it. Just sift through and you will find some real gems! My favorite shell... Read more →