Flutter By

Photos by Kelsey and Scott Walters Lukas Nursery and Butterfly Encounter  Coming out of quarantine and heading straight into hurricane season can make Florida feel like a real downer these days. As Floridians take it all into stride, it’s nice to know that it’s not all gloom and doom. It’s also peak butterfly season!  Butterflies like it hot, so our state offers the perfect weather … Continue reading Flutter By

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Geocaching: A Perfect Social Distancing Activity

Geocaching 101 I will never forget the first time I discovered geocaching. I was covering a story about a coastal clean up in Edgewater when I noticed a family of four scouring an area of George R. Kennedy Memorial Park like they had lost something they couldn’t live without. I watched the husband step up on a bench, reach up into the pavilion roof and … Continue reading Geocaching: A Perfect Social Distancing Activity

Home on the Range

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park – FL’s First State Preserve  All photos by Kelsey Walters If you’ve ever visited the Gainesville area, or even just driven through, you may have noticed a huge expanse of undeveloped land.  Things to Do Outdoors in Florida The sleepy little town of Micanopy, located just south of Gainesville, is home to an array of antique stores and quaint cafes…as … Continue reading Home on the Range

Color Me Crazy

Crayola Experience – Orlando Photos by Kelsey and Scott Walters My daughter, Avery, is turning two this month, and like many kids, she loves to color. In fact, she’s so obsessed with coloring and art, she rolls out of bed most mornings and asks to color before she even asks for breakfast. Family Things to Do in Central Florida Luckily, nearby Crayola Experience Orlando is … Continue reading Color Me Crazy

Ask A Local: BEST PLAYGROUND IN VOLUSIA COUNTY

Our thus far mild winter is creating the perfect weather to get outdoors and play! Volusia County has no shortage of parks and playgrounds, but here are the top five awesome spots that local parents and caregivers rely on to expend their kids’ energy!  Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate … Continue reading Ask A Local: BEST PLAYGROUND IN VOLUSIA COUNTY

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest in Eustis, FL Does the thought of strolling through a wintery forest to carefully choose your own Christmas tree sound like the ideal holiday to you? While I can’t promise a snowy wonderland, there is a spot in Florida that allows you to cut your own Christmas tree, plus tons more fun to get your family in the holiday spirit. Holiday … Continue reading Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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A Magical Tour: Magic of Lights @ Daytona International Speedway

This article was originally published in December 2017. Some aspects of this attraction, including pricing and times, are subject to change. In November, Daytona International Speedway opens the gates to the county’s newest holiday attraction, Magic of Lights. The first of its kind for this area, Magic of Lights offers a drive-through light display experience that’s sure to delight the whole family. In addition to … Continue reading A Magical Tour: Magic of Lights @ Daytona International Speedway

Get your Fall Fun on at the Annual EdgeFest Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat!

The temperatures have finally dropped below 90 degrees and we are getting in the fall state of mind. October 26 @ 5 – 9 PM: Hawks Park Soccer Complex The annual EdgeFest Fall Festival is planned for Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hawks Park Soccer Complex (148 West Turgot Avenue, behind the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA). The YMCA will … Continue reading Get your Fall Fun on at the Annual EdgeFest Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat!

Jurassic Quest Comes to Daytona Beach

More Rides, Activities and Dinosaurs than ever before! The Largest Exhibition of Lifesize, Moving, Museum-Quality Dinosaurs in North America! Ocean Center Daytona Beach – 101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019 Friday: 3 – 8 pm; Saturday: 9 am – 8 pm; Sunday: 9 am – 7 pm (Active Duty Police, Firefighters, Paramedics as well as Active and … Continue reading Jurassic Quest Comes to Daytona Beach