Worth the Drive: Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football

The kids are so excited... they're going to a Monday night football game! Jacksonville Sharks arena football is fast-paced, high-energy and fun. And the deals are so good right now they're hard to pass up!!! You can get 2 season tickets for $99!! If you only want to hit one, Monday's offer is BOGO tickets for Jacksonville residents (adults)! Or, if you want to take the kids like we're going to do, all kids 3-12 are free with paying adult!!! We're headed up to Jacksonville for a Sharks arena football game and we want to do it right. So I'm reaching out to you... … [Read more...]

Road Trip Packing Tips

Howdy, road warriors! Welcome to #RoadTripSimply, the Road Trip section of Simply St. Augustine- my site about America's oldest city and our family's road trips to & from St. Augustine. This post contains affiliate links. Today's Road Trip Round Up is a collection of Packing Tips from 12 different sites. These have helped us as we try to arrive wrinkle free, what to pack for road trips with kids, how to fit a family of 9 into 1 van and other sticky packing situations... I hope they help you too!   Suitcase Packing Tips Posts: #1: Forbes Takes … [Read more...]

Amelia Island: Florida Adventure Sports + Lunch {but no coffee}

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Welcome to the Road Trip Simply section of Simply St. Augustine! If you’re headed to St. Augustine, head back to my home page for how to enjoy St. Augustine like a local. Hubby & I love Amelia Island. Also read my post about our Corvette Road Trip to Amelia. I knew I was going paragliding but I had no idea what that meant. I mean, would I be towed up behind a plane or a boat and then glide back down? {No- that's hang gliding.} Would I hang from a parachute with a fan propelling me? {No again- that's paragliding.} Would I be suspended from a parachute without a … [Read more...]

cicis – Pizza ready when you are!

Welcome to the Road Trip Simply section of Simply St. Augustine! If you’re headed to St. Augustine, head back to my home page for how to enjoy St. Augustine like a local. Right now you're reading about what to do in Orlando. On I-Drive, in the center of everything Orlando, cicis has gone beyond pizza. Their buffet of pizzas, soups, pastas and a basic salad bar is always stocked and ready for an affordable lunch or dinner on the fly. We don't have a Cici's in St. Augustine so we checked out their largest restaurant in Orlando for lunch after Wonderworks and before we hit … [Read more...]

Road Trip: Did I Mention These Perks at Embassy Resort Orlando?

Welcome to the Road Trip Simply section of Simply St. Augustine! If you’re headed to St. Augustine, head back to my home page for how to enjoy St. Augustine like a local. If you're looking for what to do in Orlando, <-click there. Also, this post contains affiliate links. I told you why Embassy Suites Resort Lake Buena Vista is an easy choice if you want to #RoadTripSimply in my last post about Orlando Road Trips. Two things that make this Embassy unique are their spa and the food available beyond breakfast {restaurants, ice cream, coffee shop and bars}. Here's a … [Read more...]

Road Trip: Embassy Suites Resort, Orlando

Welcome to the Road Trip Simply section of Simply St. Augustine! If you’re headed to St. Augustine, head back to my home page for how to enjoy St. Augustine like a local. If you're looking for what to do in Orlando, <-click there. Also, this post contains affiliate links. Not all Orlando resorts are created equally. Some have kiddie pools, others have a playground and every now & then you'll find games. We've found a resort with everything- the kids didn't want to leave, even for theme parks! They have a playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, fishing … [Read more...]

10 1/2 tips to Road Trip with a baby

Welcome to the Road Trip Simply section of Simply St. Augustine! Find tons of Road Trip Tips and Road Trip Destinations on my Road Trip Simply Page! If you’re headed to St. Augustine, don't miss my home page for how to enjoy St. Augustine like a local. This page contains affiliate links. Hi. I'm Allie O. and I have 7 kiddos. We've had a baby in the family for 17 years. If that doesn't count as street cred for writing an article on Road Tripping with a baby, I don't know what does! Since none of our babies have ever been fond of bottles, we've learned a lot of ways to … [Read more...]

Road Trip Tips: Stay-Healthy Car Snacks

Welcome to the #RoadTripSimply section of Simply St. Augustine, where I share Road Trip Tips and ideas! If you’re headed to St. Augustine, click back to my home page for how to enjoy St. Augustine like a local. This post was sponsored by Noble Juice & contains affiliate links. There is nothing worse than spending all the time, energy, vacation days and money to go on a vacation and then getting sick. Ask me how I know. I'll spare you details, but let's just say throwing up in a hotel room with no washing machine available isn't pretty whether it's one person or … [Read more...]