Fun, free (and cheap) things for a family to do in Atlanta

Finding affordable ways to keep your growing family entertained can be quite the challenge. Check out this list of fun, free and cheap family activities in the Atlanta area: Georgia Aquarium Did you know you can get a free admission to the amazing Georgia Aquarium on your birthday? For adults that a savings of $34.95 and for […]

Tampa Bay History Center reveals Florida’s forgotten history

The Tampa Bay History Center is a multistory complex located on the new riverwalk in downtown Tampa Bay, Florida. It is filled with exhibits dedicated to revealing Florida’s history from prehistoric times up until the recent past. The first floor is almost entirely dedicated to Florida’s Native American history from ancient times until first contact with the earliest Spanish […]

New T. Rex exhibit now open at The Museum of Science and History

The most ferocious dinosaur that ever lived has arrived at the Museum of Science & History. At 42-feet long, 12-feet tall and 3,500 pounds, Sue is the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. The exhibit, A T. rex Named Sue, opened at MOSH Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, 2012 and is currently on-going. A replica cast […]

Tour Lamar Mounds in Macon, Georgia

The Southeast is filled with the remnants of ancient Native American civilizations. One such civilization was located in Macon, Georgia at the archaeological site known as Lamar Mounds. Located six hours north of Jacksonville, the Lamar Mounds site is located on the property of the Ocmulgee National Monument, another ancient Native American civilization that predates the Lamar site […]

Road trip to Woodbine, Georgia’s Crawfish Festival

The 27th annual Crawfish Festival located in Woodbine, Georgia (just a short one hour drive north of Jacksonville) has wrapped up another fun-filled weekend of food, music and family fun. Taking place Friday evening and all day Saturday, the main focus of this family-friendly event was the food, crawfish prepared in two ways: etouffe and […]

Jekyll Island’s ‘Easter Egg Stroll’ a fun-filled day for kids and parents alike

The annual Easter Egg Stroll held on Jekyll Island, Georgia offered a day of fun-filled activities enjoyed by kids and parents alike.  Located just an hour north of Jacksonville, Jekyll Island always makes a nice weekend roadtrip destination but Easter is an especially nice time to visit. The weather is particularly amazing around Easter time and the […]

Ancient walled city, older than Egypt’s pyramids, unearthed off Georgia coast

Six hours southeast of Atlanta off the Georgia coast on Sapelo Island, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an ancient walled city which predates the construction of Egypt’s pyramids. Known as the Sapelo Shell Ring Complex, this ancient city was constructed around 2300 B.C. and featured three neighborhoods each surrounded by circular walls twenty feet […]

Top five Native American sites in north Florida

November is Native American Heritage Month and what better way to celebrate than to visit a location where Native American history and culture is preserved and presented to the public. Here’s a list of the top five Native American sites in north Florida: Letchworth-Love Mounds State Park: This 80-acre park includes one of the tallest and most architecturally complex pre-Columbian […]

Lost worlds of Florida: rediscover Florida’s Native American heritage

November is Native American Heritage Month and what better way to celebrate than to learn more about the American Indian tribes that once called Florida home. The websites and are the perfect places to start your research into Florida’s Native American history. These sites contain several exhibits focused exclusively on learning more about Florida’s Native American past and present. Here’s a look: Ancient Civilizations of Florida: […]

Strange and macabre facts about Georgia’s Native Americans

A new online art exhibit about Georgia’s Timucua Indians reveals the darker side of their rituals and customs. The artwork was created by Jacques Le Moyne, an artist with the first French colony in the New World at Fort Caroline in modern-day Jacksonville, Florida. Le Moyne’s artwork of the Indians of southeast Georgia and northeast Florida are the first known depictions […]

Native Americans of northeast Florida & southeast Georgia revealed

Did you know the earliest known drawings of Native Americans were created right here in coastal Georgia and Florida back in 1564 at Fort Caroline in Jacksonville? These drawings, created by Jacques Le Moyne, show how Native Americans lived, fought, and loved at the time of first European contact and thus serve as an amazing window into the southeast’s […]

Day Trip to Gainesville, FL | Part 2: Lake Alice- a nature lover’s paradise

Home to a variety of wildlife including alligators, terrapins and a colony of 60,000 bats that take flight every evening at sunset, Lake Alice is a true gem of Gainesville, Florida. Located on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville just minutes from our previous destination of the Florida Museum of Natural History, Lake Alice is a nature lover’s paradise and the […]
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