Day Trip Guide: St. Augustine, FL

Since moving to Central Florida in 2012, day trips have sort of become my jam. Living in a state where people regularly come for their yearly vacations means an endless supply of things to do, and I’m making a commitment to explore more this year and in the future. Day trip guides feature locations accessible in 2.5 hours or less that are small enough to be enjoyed in just one day.

St. Augustine, FL

The Basics

St. Augustine, located on the East coast south of Jacksonville, is the oldest city in the United States. Ornate buildings, narrow cobbled streets, and rich history can be found at every turn and there are numerous attractions to visit.

You could easily spend a week in St. Augustine visiting every attraction, but if you’re visiting for the day (still totally worth it!) you’ll want to do some prior planning and choose just a few activities. I recommend arriving early (8:30-9:00am) as many of the attractions are closed by 5pm. Plan for a 2 hour drive (each way) from Orlando. Continue reading “Day Trip Guide: St. Augustine, FL”

Belize Travel Guide: Why to Go, Where to Visit, and What to Do

The first time I traveled to Belize in 2015, I fell in love. When I returned in 2016, Belize became one of those places for me. A place that feels special. A place I can rediscover again and again because there’s so much to be seen.  A place that means something to me and likely always will.

The food may or may not have definitely has something to do with these strong feelings.

While I’ve enjoyed telling friends and family about both trips, I’m a planner at heart and love putting trips together. So rather than retell my experiences one by one, I created this guide to hopefully convince anyone who reads this to get to Belize immediately. I’ve included many pictures for those of you who are visually persuaded (yep, I’m determined). Continue reading “Belize Travel Guide: Why to Go, Where to Visit, and What to Do”