Little-Known Florida Destinations to Add to Your List

Everyone knows that Florida is the kind of place you can always enjoy traveling to and around. For most, it is the epitome of the ideal vacation destination, and its sunny beaches definitely testify to that fact. However, there are any parts of Florida which you rarely see and are almost never talked about, and yet just might be even more enthralling than many of the larger and more obvious parts of Florida which you hear about all the time. In this article, we are going to take a deeper look into some of those lesser-known areas, so that on your next visit to this beautiful state you can hopefully discover a thing or two you might not have expected to discover. Read on for some top secret spots.

Boca Raton

Boca Raton, or just Boca to the locals, is a small destination with a surprising amount to offer. In many respects, it has everything that you would typically hope for from any Florida location – gorgeous beaches, endless golf courses, its fair share of idyllic sunsets. But it also has a cultural activity to it which many other places in Florida might be lacking. You can expect to hear some fantastic jazz most nights of the week in the main town, along with many other styles of music too. It has a range of beautiful hotels and other kinds of accommodation, such as the Wyndham Boca Raton, and a sprawling town centre with more shops than you could probably visit in your short stay. Consider Boca for a true slice of Florida you can’t get anywhere else to quite the same degree.

Santa Rosa

If what you’re really looking for is a fantastic beach, then you don’t really need to look any further than Santa Rosa. this is the archetypal stunning Florida beach town, and it really does have everything that you could possibly hope for from such a destination. Yet, it remains something of a hidden gem, wedged in between more popular and better-known, but altogether less stunning, family beaches. If you are keen to get away from it all, you might prefer to come to the likes of Santa Rosa rather than just down the road at Pensacola. You can also expect to be able to eat and shop to your heart’s delight, so there’s a bit of something for everyone.

Gainesville

Maybe you don’t want the beach at all. Maybe you want a little adventure, and you want to go sighting crocodiles instead. If that’s the case, you can find yourself winding up at the glorious town of Gainesville, best-known for its croc and alligator population, and yet surprisingly one of the lesser-visited parts of all of Florida. This is a true-and-true college town, so you can expect a certain party atmosphere, but it’s just as true that a family can easily stay here for a week or two undisturbed as well. When you feel peckish, step into one of the around two hundred coffee shops and cafes, and eat to your heart’s content.

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A Vacation Can Be A Refreshing Experience – If You Do It Right

A Vacation Can Be A Refreshing Experience – If You Do It Right

A vacation can be a refreshing experience, if you do it right. This means taking the time to plan your travel exploits in ways that make sense to you. People are drawn to taking vacations for multiple reasons. Either they feel that this will give them a necessary mental pause, or that they will experience a cultural adventure worth having.

It could be that they simply want to relax in a beautiful location, such as the Courtyard Nassau Downtown in the Bahamas. Sitting on a beach, sipping on a cocktail and listening to relaxing music can be most people’s idea of heaven, and we have absolutely no cause to dispute that idea.

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Make This Year A Year Of Travel

Make This Year A Year Of Travel

Traveling is a bit of a luxury, isn’t it. But if you work hard enough, and be as frugal with your money as possible, there’s no reason why you can’t fit in two vacations this year to the destinations you’ve been dreaming of. If your destination of choice is a tad expensive, like Bora Bora, then you’re going to need some inspiration to help you find the vacation destination of choice. Whether you’re looking for a bit of winter fun, or summer sun, there’s something out there for everyone. So here are a few ways in which you can make two nice vacations affordable, and some of the best destinations around the world to try that you might not have thought of.

Affordable

To make your vacation affordable, is going to be hard. You need to put in the work to make sure you’re scraping together every last penny. To some people, the cutbacks in life are more than worth it when you have to amazing vacation destination to go on. So put in some extra shifts at work and begin putting aside the extra money into a savings account ready to book the vacation. You need to try and cut back on the other areas in life such as your social life, where you often might spend a little bit more money than you need to. Reduce your outings to once or twice a month, rather than every weekend, and stop spending money on food! Spending money on food is most likely going to be one of your biggest outgoings each month. Even just a trip to the supermarket to buy a meal deal is all going to add up. Then all you need to do is find an affordable vacation. Look out for the deals, and see if a last minute deal is going to save you a bit of money. A lot of companies overcharge for vacations which is why it is so important to shop around rather than going for the first vacation you see.

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How Travel Affects Your Mental Health

How Travel Affects Your Mental Health

by Alek Sabin

Poor mental health, sadly, is far too often an issue that many people leave unaddressed, or go about fixing in the wrong way. Every person has different ways that they deal with a troubled mind, as in the things that they do everyday to cope with any sort of mental health issues. However, sometimes it can be good to get away for a while so that you can get out of your own head and get a break from your usual environment.

For this reason, traveling is often a recommended thing to do after someone goes through a particularly trying chapter in their life, such as the loss of a loved one or dealing with something like addiction. Here are some ways that travel has a positive impact on your mental health…

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Road Trip Getaway to Savannah

Savannah! Knowing that I lived in Georgia for a few years before, you probably expect me to say that I have visited Savannah several times. Truth is, that we had to move away for me to become interested in visiting. For whatever reason, we always traveled South, to Florida. On this last trip to Georgia, I decided that Savannah was a MUST! And I’m glad that we did it.

Day 1 –  We arrived and checked in at Hotel Indigo on Bay Street. The staff was welcoming and resourceful. The room was clean, modern and had a great view. After deciding what our night would look like, we went downstairs to Five Oaks Taproom for drinks and walked over to River St. for dinner at Chart House. We then walked around town a bit and called it a night – it’s age catching up with us. Just kidding! It’s really just parenthood. 🙂

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A Day in Atlanta – Georgia Aquarium Adventure

First, are we friends on Instagram? If we’re not! Get to it. You’re missing out on all the live shares of my adventures. Like this trip to the Georgia Aquarium. Yes! It all happens there first and then I come to The Blog to spill details on everything. You can find me under Thirtyminusone_blog. 😉

So, last month I spent over three weeks in Georgia. It’s where my family lives and was home for a few years and where my husband and I met. We still have friends there and love going back to get away from the city life – ok, I do live in the suburbs but it’s a complete scenery change.

Georgia Aquarium

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