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Sightseeing & Activities

REVIEW: Zombie Farm Paintball Hayride

October 27, 2017 |

Our first Halloween in Florida and about 30 miles from home, we found a Zombie Paintball Hayride on the Smith Family Ranch, in Lakeland. The first time I heard about such an activity was on the Travel Channel. I don’t know if the episode was talking about Millers Thrillers (Spring Hill, TN), Night of Terror (New Jersey), or ScareFest (St. Louis, MO). Read More

REVIEW: Tampa Lowry Park Zoo

September 20, 2017 |

If you’re patient enough to stay in one place and observe the animals, you typically can witness some different behaviors on every visit… especially for any newborns (i.e. on our visit – the orangutan newborns) at the zoo. We have an annual pass… only $129 / 2-person and there’s so much to see still after only two(2) visits so far this season. There hasn’t been a crowd yet as we’ve visited on weekdays. Read More

Review: Croc Encounters – Reptile Park and Wildlife Center (Tampa, Florida)

June 3, 2017 |

Croc Encounters is a non-profit conservation and educational facility that provides a sanctuary to unwanted reptiles. On a Saturday morning, we drove 25-minutes from home to enjoy some time with the reptile world. It was a self-guided tour where we were given some turtle food and the opportunity to take a picture with a 3-ft to 4-ft baby gator. Read More

Norwegian Escape (NCL): 7-Day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Florida

June 10, 2016 |

What is there to do on an NCL Freestyle Cruise to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands to Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau to Bahamas from Miami, Florida? I’ve taken pictures of Norwegian Escape’s Freestyle Daily. The only missing Freestyle Daily is for Day 5 while on port in Tortola. Sorry. Also you can get a peek at NCL Mandara Spa Menu and their NCL Fitness Schedule. Enjoy! Read More

First Time: Whitewater Rafting on the Pigeon River (Hartford, Tennessee)

September 16, 2014 | 1

Call us adrenaline junkies. Adventure tourism is our style of travel since we’re always on the lookout for activities that involve an element of risk. When we had recently experienced a Carolina Moonshine ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railway, we saw an activity desk passing out brochures for a beginner-friendly white water rafting outfit in Hartford, Tennessee called "Wildwater." Read More

Riverboarding on the French Broad River (Marshall, North Carolina)

September 13, 2014 |

What is Riverboarding?

"Riverboarding is a whitewater activity that is basically like bodyboarding meets whitewater, but on a beefier, more buoyant board. Riverboarders lay on their stomachs on their boards…" –Kevin Yount, Appalachian Riverboard Company
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Things to Do: Walk with the Lions (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)

June 2, 2014 | 1

We had arranged this morning adventure with lion cubs through the A’Zambezi River Lodge concierge (a Wild Horizon Representative). Having just arrived late afternoon yesterday but what a great way to start our visit to Victoria Falls! The Lion Encounter still receives a 4.5 out of 5 rating based on 285 reviews on TripAdvisor. They’ll get another raving review from us!
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Things to Do: Scenic Views by Land of the Mighty Victoria Falls

June 2, 2014 |

Victoria Falls is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters. It is also considered to be the largest fall in the world. The noise of … Read More