Hit the road for summertime fun events at dry-land destinations across the country and visit outstanding Florida waterways. Gear up for the following places and events.
5 Fantastic Snorkeling Spots in Big Pine Key and Florida’s Lower Keys
Who says phenomenal snorkeling can only be found in distant destinations like the Maldives or Thailand? Vibrant coral reefs, abundant marine life and sparkling turquoise water are much closer than you think. In fact, they’re all in America — in Big Pine Key and Florida’s Lower Keys, to be exact.
Recently named one of the 15 best beaches in Florida, Bahia Honda is an essential stopping point on any road trip between Miami and Key West. And Bahia Honda State Park can boast that it was the first-ever Florida site to make #1 on Dr. Beach’s famous “Best Beaches” list, in 1992. Bahia Honda State Park is home to over 150 species of fish and the spectacularly colorful reef is the site of more than 50 species of coral.
Freelance writer and experienced ocean diver Melissa Li introduces readers to all the possibilities of exploring the ocean beneath the surface in one of America’s favorite aquatic playgrounds.
18 Summertime Events That Scream Road Trip
The pairing of travel, camping and festivals in the summertime is magic. Basking in the warm sunshine, BBQing with friends and road-tripping to outdoor events or music festivals are staples of today’s summer.
Why are we already thinking about summer? Well, because an epic road trip calls for good planning. After all, Americans who plan out their vacations use more of their vacation days and are happier for it!
Summer is the time for traditional village celebrations, foodie festivals and outdoor concerts. From small towns to coastal spots, start prepping now for a summer vacation you’ll never forget. Whether it’s bluegrass and bourbon in Kentucky or farm-to-fork bounty in the Sierras, see some of the country’s most stunning scenery.
So get ready to hit the road. We’ll see you at music festivals, and campgrounds on both land and sea!