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My penchant for traveling stemmed from my childhood. I can fondly recall traveling a lot as a child since my family and I visited city after city and state after state. Those are memories that I’ll hold dear for a lifetime! Those travels are what fostered my love for traveling and history. That is why I have always wanted to instill the love of traveling with my own children. It seems like my son has already been bitten by the traveling bug! As the school year draws to a close end for him, he has recently started brainstorming about what destination that we can embark on for our next adventure.
One destination that would be perfect for a family vacation would be Gulf County, Florida. Their Gulf County Adventure Guide highlights a bevy of relaxing, yet fun-filled outdoor adventures that my family and I would enjoy! Some of those adventures include kayaking through the Dead Lakes, biking on Loggerhead Run, horseback riding on the beach, and paddling through the picturesque Apalachicola Bayside. That is just a small sampling of what can be experienced in Gulf County, Florida!
Camping at Money Bayou
Money Bayou is located on the Forgotten Coast of Florida, but it is anything but forgettable! It is known for its quiet nature (the ideal spot for camping!), yet has a colorful past. Legend has it that pirates visited it between the 1700s – 1800s, and perhaps hid some of their treasure in the bayou. It’s said that the treasure chest is unattainable and that it sinks deeper and deeper into the sand each time someone digs for it. Whether that’s a fact or fiction concocted by a wild imagination, you’ll never know unless you visit!
Dead Lakes in Wewa
Dead Lakes of Wewahitchka, also known as Wewa to the locals, is known for its hauntingly beautiful scenery and serene atmosphere. It sounds like the perfect place to relax and unwind!
There is hardly anything more relaxing and peaceful than a quiet bike ride on a sunny afternoon! Gulf County has a few trails and bike paths that are wonderful for those moments, including Loggerhead Run Bike Path, BeachWalk, Port City Trail, and BayWalk Trail.
Turtles, turtles, turtles. They’re everywhere! Much as my son loves turtles, I know that he’d have a field day spotting out for them.
We are going at the end of this month and we can’t wait. I am usually a last min packer but for this trip we are on it. I am looking forward to the bike riding and relaxation.
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With all of the beautiful scenery, I should be in a daze. But the first thing that caught my eye was that bike lol. I want that bike. I’d ride it all over Florida if given the chance. I miss Florida, I haven’t been in a few years. I lived summers there while growing up.
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This place looks so idyllic and beautiful! I love the camping photo and the sliding on that house is just beautiful! I want to live here never mind visit!
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Oh my gosh, Florida is one of the places I’d love to visit. It’s really far from here since I live in Italy, but one day I will definitely go there. Thanks for making me live from here in Florida. 😉 Great photos!
This wasn’t on my list before, but it sure is now. I haven’t explored that part of the state yet.
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One of the beautiful places to go within the world – must visit!
I would love to visit this part of Florida. The little sea turtles look adorable and would be amazing to see.
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These pictures made me miss Florida so much. I’d love to bike along some trails while enjoying the scenery.
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The bike rides would be awesome – getting to see all the sights PLUS getting some great exercise!
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Seeing the turtle ignites my desire of watching a Mom turtle lay an egg in the sand and bury them. I think it would be neat to experience that.
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This makes me want to go on a vacation! Looks absolutely breathtaking.
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Oh that place looks amazing to go camping. I hope that we are able to do some camping this summer. I think it would be so fun with the kids.
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I’ve never seen anything like the Dead Lakes. It does seem a little creepy (but that’s probably just because of the name). I would love to bring my camera there.
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Is it sad that I used to live in FL and have never done any of these things? I only recently discovered how gorgeous the other coast is (I lived in Jacksonville on the Atlantic side) the past few years. Now when I travel there, I try to make it a point to stay on the gulf side because it’s just so awesome.
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OMG! We love Florida!!! There is so much more to the state than just DisneyWorld.
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What a great place to visit. I love the Lake view. It is so beautiful. Those turtles are so cute
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This looks like such a great place to go, to RELAX! As a mom, aside from school hours you don’t get much time to relax 🙂
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I’ve been up and down Florida – it’s a beautiful state. I really want to see Alaska.
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I’ve been traveling abroad quite a bit lately and I’m ready to come back stateside and hit up Austin, TX. When I’m a resorts and vacation communities, I always rent a bike.
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Florida as a destination has always been a little bit of a let-down for me, but these places look amazing-less touristy and more authentic. Definitely adding to my travel list!
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I haven’t done too much of the lake scene. But these pictures are gorgeous in the sea turtles are adorable. I may have to check out some more lakes especially in the Midwest.
I haven’t ever been to Florida, but I REALLY want to go!! It seems like such a beautiful place to be! Thanks for the awesome pictures!
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Ohhhhh this looks like the PERFECT family getaway. Are you going to go? I absolutely love the look of the dead lakes. My kind of place!
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I probably won’t be going anytime soon, but it’s definitely on my list!
I wish I could go to these places for a vacation! Amazing photos you got here.
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Oh, these are amazing ideas! When we get away we really like to just see the sights and enjoy a slower pace. I think this has inspired me to plan a trip!
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I have never been to Gulf County FL but those views are spectacular. I have warmed up to camping over the years and Money Bayou looks like the perfect place to camp.
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One destination I would love to scratch off my bucket list is seeing Santorini, Greece. I really want to go there but work has kept me from making the trip!
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Good one! Greece is on my travel bucket list, too.
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Oh, this would be a wonderful place to visit! Camping at the bayou would be soo much fun. I love the versatility that Florida offers. They have a little of everything for travelers.
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