mississippi headwaters Lake Itaska
Great River Road

Mississippi Headwaters Fall Color

Fall Color Scenic Drive – Itaska State Park In the first week of October, we took a fall color drive from St. Croix Falls Interstate Park to the headwaters of the headwaters of the Mississippi […]

Pikes Peak Scenic Lookout
Great River Road

Pikes Peak Campground

Our Review of Pikes Peak Iowa State Park, Camping & Hiking Located across the river from Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin Pikes Peak is one of our favorite campgrounds along the Mississippi Great River Road (see […]

mississippi palisades park
Great River Road

Mississippi Palisades Campground

Located a short distance North of Savanna, Illinois Mississippi Palisades is an Illinois State Park and Campground. Portions of the park include high steep sided bluffs looming over the Mississippi River valley. We like this […]

Nelson Dewey State Park
Great River Road

Best Wisconsin Great River Road Campgrounds

Reviews of the top Campgrounds for RVs along the Wisconsin Great River Road Scenic Byway from Dubuque to Trempealeau WI In general when traveling the National Scenic Byway of the Upper Mississippi Great River Road, […]


Boardwalk Shell Mound
Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Hiking Nature Trails | Cedar Keys

There are two hiking and nature trails within the town of Cedar Key, Florida and several other nearby trails in the Cedar Keys Preserve and Lower Suwanee River Wildlife Refuge. Cedar Key Railroad Trestle Nature […]

cedar key florida gulf beach town
Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Things to Do Cedar Keys Florida

The island community of Cedar Key (more here) is to date our favorite Gulf Coast town. It is what a friend termed what “Key Largo” used to be. An artsy, fun place that has some […]

Duncans Gulf View Restaurant Cedar Key Florida
Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Best Cedar Keys Restaurants

We’ve dined at and reviewed many restaurants, pubs, and cafes in Cedar Key, Florida one of our favorite Florida Gulf Coast towns. We still have some to try on our future visits. Below we list […]

Big Deck Bar and Grill Cedar Key
Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Big Deck Bar & Grill

Best Restaurants in Cedar Key, Florida Located in the Dock Street dining and shopping district, the Big Deck Raw Bar overlooks the inner harbor vs. its neighbors across the street who look out on the […]


annies cafe cedar key florida
Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Annies Cafe Cedar Key, Florida

See our list of Best Restaurants in Cedar Key Florida Annie’s Cafe is located along the main road, Highway 24, that leads into town and is hard to miss with their unique and artsy exterior. […]

Tony Seafood Restaurant Cedar Key Florida
Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Tony’s Seafood Cafe

See our list of Best Restaurants in Cedar Key Florida Tony’s Cafe among the best places to eat in Cedar Key Rated by many as the Best seafood place in Cedar Key, Tony’s was on […]

duncans on the gulf cedar key
Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Duncan’s On the Gulf

Restaurant Reviews Cedar Key, Florida Formerly known as Carlin’s Steakhouse & Pub, Duncan’s has attracted good reviews online for the short time they’ve been under the current ownership. We were looking for a different place […]

Other Scenic Drives

Favorite Scenic Fall Color Drives

Wisconsin, Minnesota, UP Fall Color Fall color change is beginning in Wisconsin; we are starting to see the lime green peeking out among the wooded hillsides. Looks like it might be a week or two […]


Apalachicola Florida Oyster Capital of Florida
Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Apalachicola, Florida

Apalachicola – Gem along the Forgotten Gulf Coast (While Apalachicola sustained some damage from the October 2018 Hurricane Michael the town recovered quite quickly and is now fully open for business and entertainment) Apalachicola has […]

Apalachicola Sunrise
Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Gulf Scenic Drive – Part 2

Gulf Coast Scenic Drive – Rosemary Beach to Apalachicola Previous Article: Scenic Highway 30A Destin to Rosemary Beach Heading towards Panama City Beach After Rosemary Beach Scenic Highway 30A rejoins highway 98 and the average […]

Apalachicola Ice Company Bar
Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

More Best Apalachicola Restaurants

We previously reviewed Best Restaurants in Apalachicola listing places we’ve tried and ones we plan to try in the future based on restaurant review sites. The two restaurants we profile here were also on the […]