Oct 102016
 

We were awakened yesterday by a lady knocking on our door to ask me if I thought it was safe to return to St. Augustine. She was alone in a travel trailer and eager to get back home but worried about traffic, wind, and what she might find when she got there. I told her […]

Surrounded By History

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 292016
 

We spent yesterday surrounded by history in one of our favorite cities in the whole country, St. Augustine, Florida. If you have never visited the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in America, you really need to do yourself a favor and plan a trip there. But I’m warning you in advance, one visit will never […]

May 192016
 

If you are history nuts like we are, what’s better than going to see a 275 year old fort? How about going to see a 275 year old fort and getting a free pontoon boat ride in the process? I love my job! The rain came down all night Tuesday night but yesterday dawned with […]

Anastasia State Park

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 112016
 

Note: This article first appeared in the March-April 2005 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Just minutes from all of the tourist hubbub of busy St. Augustine, Florida we discovered a tranquil hideout with miles of beautiful beaches to explore, swimming, fishing, nature trails, comfortable campsites, and a chance to learn a little bit about Florida’s […]

Mar 202015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. We don’t have room to cover each and every […]

Nov 012014
 

Add St. Augustine, Florida to the list of places I could live happily if we ever hang up the keys. It has everything we could ever want – nice weather, good restaurants, friendly people, access to beaches, all of the services one could ever need, and history around every corner. As the oldest continually occupied […]

Nov 012012
 

Until you’ve been in old town St. Augustine, Florida on Halloween evening, you just have not seen Halloween! We spent the day playing tourist in America’s oldest city, and saw everything from pirates and soldiers to zombies, witches and werewolves. I think they were dressed up for Halloween? Maybe that’s just the way folks roll […]