Florida continues to be one of the top places for tourists in not only the country, but the entire world. An incredible 105 million tourists pick Florida as their holiday destination each year. So it's no surprise that when we're not traveling or working, we're hosting visitors to the sunshine state in our home. This summer alone, we are expecting 18 visitors to stay with us, and that's not including the 10 visitors we've already had this year!
So, I have plenty of experience hosting guests and recommending them some cool places to visit in and around in the South Florida area, along with, of course, just hitting THE BEACH.
Here are 25 places I continue to recommend to family and friends to check out when they visit. The last three places on the list I have not been to yet, but have heard good things about them. Every other place I've been to myself, or taken tourists many times! Even though I've seen these places several times and taken a million pictures already, there are many I would still go back and enjoy each time.
I'm a sucker for a great photo op. When we travel, I'm the one who's making memories and simultaneously snapping away. It's not just about having the photo for Facebook sharing, but it's about preserving the memories. As they say, like all great travelers, we have seen more than we can remember and remember more than we have seen. For us, the photos help secure that memory forever, when time has distorted these thoughts from their original form.
But every so often, an adventure comes along that cannot be captured in photos. Either from a missed opportunity or the lack of a camera, or maybe a location that doesn't allow you to take photos, or maybe it's too dark or too crazy. Whatever the reason, here's our top adventures for which we don't have a memorable photo!
Hot air balloon rides. Fairy chimneys. Turkish carpet bazaars. Ancient underground tunnels and cities. Byzantine churches carved into rock. Romance. Adventure. Inspiration. And some of the most jaw-dropping photo opportunities you'll ever experience. Here's why tourists have been flocking to the central Anatolian plain in Turkey for decades.
Emily & Jet: Our travel is modest, but packed with adventure. Cheap, but not hostel-cheap. Romantic, but exciting and memorable. We take little, but grand, adventures together to grow in love and life experience.