Month One: Florida

11062-round-pushpinSunshine Holiday Daytona

Ormond Beach, FL

*We stayed there right after a monsoon so everything was really flooded and water levels were higher than the septic tanks, so we didn’t feel like letting the kids go outside to splash in puddles was a good call. :/

Site: 2 stars. Just felt like a parking lot with grass.

Price: With Passport America discount, $20/night. It is also a Thousand Trails campground.

Bathrooms: 4 stars

Customer Service: 3.5 stars

Amenities: 3 Stars. There were a lot of random amenities; a squash court, mini golf, playground. The pool was green and warm. There would have been pretty decent bike riding if hadn’t been underwater.

WiFi: They advertised WiFi for an additional cost but we didn’t purchase it.

Proximity: 4 stars. Very good location; close to Daytona and we also spent some time in Ormond Beach.

Website: 4 stars. Good info and you had the ability to reserve online.

11062-round-pushpinSumter Oaks RV Park

Bushnell, FL

We use Escapees for our mail service while we travel. They were great in helping us set up domicile in Florida. They also happen to have a RV parks, which you may not know unless you are an Escapees member. It was very close to the DMV we needed to be at while went through the arduous process of becoming Florida residents during this year of traveling. We think Escapees is great, but we otherwise would not have chosen to stay at this RV park.

11062-round-pushpinBlueberry Hill RV Resort

Bushnell, FL

Site: 2 stars. Mega concrete jungle; not a singe tree in sight. It was thankfully pretty empty, because had people been there we would have been very close to our neighbors.

Price: With Passport America discount, price was $17/night.

Bathrooms: 5 stars. These are hands down the best bathrooms/bath houses we have ever seen.

Customer Service: 4.5 stars. Very accommodating with a late check-out request. Maintenance came back to warn us about gators in the nearby trench (much appreciated)!

Amenities: 4 stars. Huge pool, fitness center, good for bike riding, tennis court.

WiFi: Decent free WiFi.

Proximity:2.5 stars. Not close to any major cities or points of interest.

Website: 5 Stars. Sun RV Resorts always have really great and easy-to-use sites.

 

11062-round-pushpinClearwater Travel RV Resort

Clearwater, FL

Site: 3 Stars. Very close to neighbors, both of which were stationary residents, but on one side the neighbor was only seasonal so not there. Level site.

Price: With Passport America discount was $23/night.

Bathrooms: 4 stars

Customer Service: 3 stars

Amenities: 3.5 stars. Small but clean pool, bocce courts, playground, community firepit. Great for bike riding.

WiFi: Excellent free WiFi.

Proximity: 4 Stars. Close to all the conveniences- Costco, Super Target, groceries. Short drive into Clearwater or Dunedin/Tarpon Springs.

Website: 2.5 stars. No way to reserve online and site could use some updating.

11062-round-pushpinThings We Did

Romano Beachfront Park in Ormond Beach had fantastic beach access, outdoor showers, a splash pad and a new playground.

Gold Leaf Coffee Company really cute atmosphere and excellent iced hibiscus tea.

Daytona Flea & Farmers Market – one of the largest in the country. If flea markets are your thing, definitely check this out.

Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse – it’s a trek to the top but the view is gorgeous! It’s the tallest lighthouse in the state and one of the tallest in the US.

Clearwater Beach – still one of our top favorite beaches; perfect white sand and yes, the water is clear!

Sunsets at Pier 60 – touristy but fun–the sunset on Clearwater is worth it!

Sunset Beach – a much more “local” beach; shallow water for the kids to play in, perfect for padddleboarding/kayaking and bringing a picnic lunch.

Downtown Tarpon Springs – the GREEK food!!!

Downtown Dunedin Farmers Market – this little downtown was adorable and their farmers market was small but had live music and a great selection of fresh fruits/vegetables.

Florida In Pictures:

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