I Saw the Broadway Musical Waitress! in Jacksonville, Florida

For the 2021-22 season finale of Broadway in Jacksonville, the musical Waitress came for one night – and one night only! I’ll be honest – I didn’t originally buy tickets for this show. They were pretty pricey and I’d already conceded to the fact that Anastasia would be my last show of the season… 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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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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A morning spent kayaking with manatees in Blue Springs State Park, Florida

One of my new favorite places in Florida is Blue Spring State Park! It’s a super popular spot for tourists and locals alike, which proves just how incredible it is. The park is located about 40 minutes north of Orlando, about 2 hours south from Jacksonville. It costs anywhere from $3-10 per person and per…

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Holding a baby alligator at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, Florida

A unique find in St. Augustine, Florida, about an hour drive from Jacksonville, is the St. Augustine Alligator Farm! It’s not a “farm” in the typical sense that you’d think. It’s registered officially as a zoological park, claiming to be one of Florida’s oldest continuously running attractions after opening on May 20 in 1893. It…

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Suspension Bridges & Hiking Down Ravines at Ravine Gardens State Park, Florida

Ravine Gardens State Park is a hidden gem in northeast Florida, and one of my new favorite hiking spots. It’s not home to crystal clear springs, but it does have beautiful greenery and, even more exciting, suspension bridges! It’s a popular spot for prom or wedding photos because there are beautiful maintained gardens with fountains…

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I Experienced My First Rocket Launch! in Cape Canaveral, Florida

If you don’t personally know me, I’m a HUGE aerospace + space nerd. Always have been. I mean, I’m a huge science nerd in general, but aerospace is one of my passions and is central to my career. I used to work at NASA but have since left to go into the private industry, which…

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