Local places that I want to visit this summer, in Jacksonville, Florida

With the prices of gas and general travel commodities skyrocketing (gas is nearly $5.00 USD as I write this on June 12, 2022!), I’m looking for more local excursions in my current city, Jacksonville, Florida. I had originally planned to make more visits to Orlando, Gainesville, Savannah and even places a little further away, but…

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Come on a walk with me at the Jacksonville Arboretum in Jacksonville, Florida

I’m going to keep this post simple. Come on a walk with me in the Jacksonville Arboretum, as seen in photos. If you want to learn more about the Jax Arboretum, I’ve written about it before so click here for more info! It’s one of my favorite spots to relax in Jacksonville. Notice the little…

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A Moment of Remembrance at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia

This Memorial Day, I wanted to take a moment to truly remember those who have died serving my country, the United States. A few years ago, I visited Arlington Cemetery and never posted the photos because I couldn’t bring myself to look at them again. Truth be told, this was such an emotional and emotionally…

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An extended weekend spent exploring downtown + out in nature in Spokane, Washington, + Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

It’s kind of becoming tradition for me to visit my grandparents in Spokane, Washington, for my grandma’s birthday, in the summertime. Every time I go, I always try to make sure to spend as much time in nature as I can, going on a hike and exploring downtown Spokane, as well as visit one of…

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Gaining Ever-lasting Youth at Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth, in St. Augustine, Florida

Adventurers throughout the centuries have long sought after the Fountain of Youth, notoriously known for providing ever-lasting youth to those brave enough to drink from the fountain. Little did they know that it’s located in St. Augustine, Florida, about 45 minutes south of Jacksonville! The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is a privately owned 15-acre…

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FREE Things to do in Jacksonville, Florida!

Travelling on a budget? There are surprisingly quite a few *free* things that you can do in Jacksonville for free. Here’s a list of some of my favorites! Beach This one is kind of a no-brainer. Jacksonville has four main beaches: Atlantic, Neptune, Jax, and Ponte Vedra beaches. My personal favorite is Jax Beach. It’s…

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Walking the Southern Jacksonville Riverwalk, Florida

If you ever find yourself in Jacksonville along the southern edge of the St. Johns River, across from downtown, I highly recommend walking the Southern Riverwalk. It’s located right across the river from downtown, near the MOSH science museum and Treaty Oak Park that I’ve previously written about. There’s beautiful views of downtown and the…

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Celebrating Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Orlando, Florida

Interested in going to Universal Studios Orlando Mardi Gras celebration? I highly recommend it! It’s been one of my favorite celebrations that I’ve gone to so far since I’ve been an annual passholder! Mardi Gras at Universal runs from February 5 through April 24. The celebrations mostly take place in Universal Studios, not in Islands…

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