Travel Tips: Take a water tour of a city
Scenic Cruise St Augustine Victory III
This scenic cruise impressed me. The captain was informative but not over the top on talking so you could enjoy the water lapping the boat. The sound system was great to give a calm commentary of the many historic sites on shore. Loved how close we came to shore to see the Fort, Marsh lands, bridges, and lighthouse. Photographer’s delight.
Bayfront Marin House Bed and Breakfast
As we headed out to sea, we had a great view of the marina with the Freedom Schooner and Pirate Ship in dock. The Bridge of Lions is impressive as we easily sailed under the opening, no need to open for the Victory III. We sailed close to the walkway and shore line.
Freedom Schooner and Pirate Ship
Passing the Fort Castillo De San Marcos a National Park with more information from a new source. The views were spectacular.
Fort Castillo De San Marcos
We continued through the Marsh land where we could see the Fountain of Youth from sea circling over to the inlet to get to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is picturesque from the water. The Captain lets you know when he is the closest for the best pictures. The view of the lighthouse delighted my photographer within.
Lighthouse St Augustine
A leisurely sail with information and views of nature to enjoy the afternoon. Birds and dolphins and sometimes manatees are spotted along your sail. Depends on time of year. A very pleasurable afternoon.
Arranged by Kathy Catron, Director of Communications, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau but as always, I will share my honest opinion about my travel experiences.
Eileen Ludwig, Writer, Photographer, and Videographer brings to the world insights about Theme parks. She is owner of four other sites: Freelance Tourist, Photography, Web Design School, and Social Media School Each are in different stages of development and evolution. This post may contain affiliate links with hopes of supporting my operating cost and traveling habit.
Busch Gardens Tampa is getting ready to launch the biggest Christmas celebration ever! Christmas Town will transform the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights, sounds and flavors, and creating a beautiful new tradition for Tampa’s families.
For the first time in the park’s 53-year history, visitors to Christmas Town will experience all-new evening attractions, shows and shopping every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night
Even Busch Gardens’ most familiar fans will barely recognize the portions of the park that convert to Christmas Town through special entertainment, live music, festive treats, holiday shopping and thousands and thousands of twinkling Christmas lights:
Celebration Village brings together the rich, warm colors of Christmas and heartfelt voices lifted in song to welcome guests as they enter Christmas Town. Draped in jewel-tone ornaments and glowing lights, the Moroccan Village comes alive with . . . → Read More: Exciting Christmas Town Tampa, Florida Busch Gardens
Travel Tips: Visit educational historic sites
Fountain of Youth St Augustine Entrance
Remains of Indian Burials and Archaeological exhibits abound on the site. The idea of drinking from the Fountain of Youth with strong sulfur taste may seem a bit hokey but the historic facts educate and entertain. Take the time to talk to the guides to find out more information about the area. They are dressed in period costumes and a wealth of information about the earliest settlement in the United States. The settlement is a Spanish settlement where Timucuan Indians and the settlers were friendly.
Timucuan replica Village Fountain of Youth St Augustine
Visiting the grounds and seeing other artifacts of cannons and anchors while the Peacocks roam among the plants is a very pleasant afternoon. Take a walk out on the dock and sit while enjoying the breeze from the Marsh land surrounding the area. The view is beautiful. There is a cannon fire schedule.
. . . → Read More: Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park St. Augustine Florida more than a tourist attraction
Travel Tips: Go sailing
Raising the Sails Schooner Freedom
As I watched the boats from the Bayfront Marin House, I saw the schooner. I love sailing. There was a postcard advertisement in the breakfast area. I wanted to experience the sailing vessel especially since it had been a long time since I had been sailing. The arrangements were made. The next night I was on the Schooner.
Sails Raised Schooner Freedom
I have sailed most of my life. Spent a week on a schooner. Met many Captains and crew. Captain John was special, the crew too. He calmly sailed while directing the crew and holding conversations with all the guests. They each easily maneuver around the boat raising sails, trimming sails, hoisting more sails while serving drinks and conversing with each of the passengers. It was a tight run ship without any drama. The wind was perfect and the sunset was incredible.
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Travel tips: Play like a child
Help build the Ghost as you entered the Legoland Park
Legoland Florida impressed me with the fun activities and engagement of both adults and young people. Yes you have to be aware of the height requirements. The very young are limited. The biggest thing I have noticed is the lack of ‘meltdowns’ or whining for buying things like there is in other ‘magical’ places. Children really enjoy the park, the water park, driving cars, boats, and squirting others with water rides. It is enjoyable for all ages.
Flying witch Legoland
Well except for Halloween – they discriminate against adults. No trick or treating for adults and no special gift when leaving the park. SeaWorld once did that but now all ages can trick or treat and you see the smiles on the big kids (adults) when they do. Maybe Legoland will wake up to offering more to all ages.
As an adult I love Miniland for all the small . . . → Read More: Happy Children Adults too Legoland Florida