Tips for Exploring Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Off the coast of Florida‘s Atlantic shoreline lies its largest barrier island, and on that island, you’ll find Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore. Herein lies two federally protected public lands you could potentially explore for days. I, sadly, only had one, but I made the most …

5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Blue Spring State Park

The stars of Blue Spring State Park are the manatees. Everyone loves them. Just look at those cute little noses! These wonderful mammals flock to the spring each winter when the ocean and St. Johns River become too cold. The spring is always 72 degrees, nice and toasty for these warm-blooded …

Quick Visitors Guide to Kennedy Space Center

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be an astronaut. I actually started out watching Jurassic Park, obsessing over dinosaurs, and aspiring to become a female Dr. Alan Grant. But something changed along the way, and I wanted to explore outer space and discover the future instead of …