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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

We Try a New Adventure Sport – Riverboarding (Falmouth, Jamaica)

April 23, 2014 | 1

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 and wear a helmet, PFD, wetsuit appropriate to the temperature, … Read More

Discover Scuba at Coki Beach (St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands)

April 10, 2014 | 2

We used our $75 Shore Excursion Credit from Avoya Travel to experience Coki Dive Center’s – St. Thomas PADI Discover Scuba Course. It’s only my 2nd scuba dive… first time recently in Cozumel… to experience yet another thrill of being underwater surrounded by tropical fish aside live colorful reef in in crystal clear, warm waters. Read More

Norwegian Sun: 10-Night Caribbean Cruise from Miami, FL

April 7, 2014 |

We had just returned from the Carnival Conquest on a 7 Day Exotic Western Caribbean Cruise and saw a great cruise deal by Norwegian (NCL) for Monday Apr.7 to Thursday Apr.17, 2014 with all new ports to explore: Saint Thomas, USVI – Roseau, Dominica – Bridgetown, Barbados – Saint Lucia – Philipsburg, Saint Maarten. Oh boy! Check out all there was to do aboard the Norwegian Sun… Read More

Do Tarpons Bite? We Found Out at Robbie’s! (Islamorada, Florida)

April 3, 2014 |

We just recently learned how to fish for tarpon. Today, we’ve changed it up and went to feed them…. HAND FEED these "silver kings!!!" I first learned about this cheap thrill from an Episode of TripFlip from the Travel Channel and was inspired to add it to our itinerary. Experiencing such a thrill in the states was unbelievable. They didn’t even ask us to sign a waiver. Read More

Fishing: Hooking Tarpon from No Name Key Bridge (Big Pine Key, Florida)

March 30, 2014 | 1

Another windy day so instead of taking the porta-bote out, we fish off of No Name Key Bridge… right next to the Old Wooden Bridge Marina where we’ve rented a boat slip for the month. We’ve caught various fish from the bridge before… namely, Cero Mackerel and Black Grouper but today we learned how to fish for giant tarpons! Read More

Snorkeling at Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary – Florida

March 21, 2014 |

"Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary was created in 1990. It is named for the HSM Looe, A British ship that wrecked in 1744. Located just five miles from our shore, we are the closest point to Looe Key with running time about 30 minutes." – Strike Zone Charters.

How convenient and just our cup of tea since their 1st tour time was doable – 9:30am. Enough time for coffee and breakfast to get our energy up for the snorkel. They have a 1:30pm tour but anyone who goes out in the ocean knows that the earlier the better. Why? Wind kicks in as the earth wakes up. Enjoy our video of the experience. It was a cloudy snorkel day but fun anyways.
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