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A Guide to Your Perfect #SunshineStateScuba Florida Diving Road Trip thumbnail

This post is brought to you by PADI as part of the PADI AmbassaDiver initiative. Read my latest ramblings on the PADI blog! Nine days, eight dives, two girls, one campervan — and an adventure of a lifetime. We played with manatees, descended into eerie muck-covered caverns, kayaked out to sinkholes, drifted down crystal clear rivers…

Total Travel Disasters: Outdoorsy Road Trip Rental Edition thumbnail

Everyone loves looking at beautiful travel photos and hearing about absolute dream trips. But I’ve learned, in my six years of travel blogging, that there’s something most people love even more: hearing about someone else’s absolute, total, complete travel disaster. Perhaps it’s the dark humor, perhaps it’s knowing we aren’t alone in our own personal misadventures…

Sunshine State Scuba Day Four: Ginnie Springs thumbnail

Road trips always seem to find me entering a weird time-space continuum where every day that goes by just blows my mind. I seem to wake up every morning and say, wait, it’s day three already? How did day four sneak up? I’m supposed to seriously believe this is the last day of our road trip…

Sunshine State Scuba Day Three: Devils Den and Blue Grotto thumbnail

When you start casually researching freshwater dive sites in Florida, there are two superstars that are going to come up over and over again: Blue Grotto and Devil’s Den. After hearing so much buzz, we couldn’t wait to give them a glance for ourselves! Conveniently located five minutes down the road from each other in the…

The Great Escape: Month 72 Roundup thumbnail

Astute readers may be scratching their heads thinking… did we just skip twelve months of roundups? Why yes we did! When I decided to jump ahead and blog this summer as it happened, I kind of forgot about the whole “roundup post” thing. Expect a few of these coming up as I catch up on the…

Sunshine State Scuba Day Two: Manatees and The Rainbow River thumbnail

We were pretty pumped for day two of our #SunshineStateScuba road trip — because we were getting back in the water! On the agenda for the day? Freediving with manatees in the Crystal River before hopping over to the Rainbow River for one of Florida’s most beloved drift dives. Our day got off to a very…

Sunshine State Scuba Day One: Exploring Old Florida thumbnail

After toasting to our successful completion of the PADI Cavern Diver course, it was time for the second part of our week of Florida diving to commence — an independent road trip around some of the state’s best dive sites in a snazzy little camper. Now time for a confession: for the first official day of…

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