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Going for a walk on your own can give you a chance to meditate. In some cases, it’s good to have “you” time, but otherwise, life is built on good relationships. And memories are stored through bonding experiences. Whenever you find yourself not knowing what to do, grab your friends and family and take a trip to the outdoors. Explore the beauty and vastness of nature. With fun and adventurous ideas, you can turn an ordinary nature trail walk into a moment you’ll never forget. There are tons of activities to invest in, especially if you have children tagging along. Here are some ideas on how to spice up your nature trail walk.

Get Exercise

It is known that regular exercise comes with its health benefits. It’s easy to think about how energy consuming exercising can be. But have you stopped to realize that exercising can actually supply you with the necessary energy to get you through the day? Exercising regularly improves mood, reduces stress, improves sleep, and helps to prevent illnesses such as heart disease. Set up a routine for yourself to get out there and experience nature. Make it an activity you look forward to. When exercising in nature, the sun exposure provides vitamin D to optimize hormones, there is more oxygen in fresh air, nature increases feelings of well-being, and lowers depression.

Observe and Create

Through a nature trail, you can also embark on creative activities with your family. If you plan on being with young ones, these ideas will be especially enjoyable. Get together and go on the classic scavenger hunt. Children love the thrill of this activity. With something to look for, kids will soak up the fun in nature. Throughout your walk, collect natural items such as leaves, rocks, or pinecones. Get creative and make some crafts you can use to decorate your home. For example, DIY vases filled with rocks or a basket of bleached pinecones. If you get tired along the way, take a break and observe the animals and insects or just take in the view.

Enhance Bonding Experiences

Having company and valuing company are two very different things. When you share quality time with others, it creates a stronger bond and relationship. Invite neighbors, friends, or close relatives to take with you on your nature trail. People love to feel included and accepted. Plan a picnic to enjoy at the end and spend quality time with those around you. In case you’re not the best at remembering things, your camera will do the job! Take plenty of pictures and create albums of all your experiences. With a source to look back at, you’ll keep every memory close.

Adventure Never Expires

Whether you go today, next week, or sometime in the month, make going on nature trails a frequent activity for not only your mind, but your body too. There are state parks everywhere you can visit. As well as our very own RV resorts at Garber Communities. With locations all throughout the state, our parks are easily accessible and will guarantee great quality time to your advantage. Visit our website for more information.

Walking through a nature trail can be so much more than just a walk. Taking your time to focus on the beauty of the scenery makes it even better. Meditating or observing the insects and plants in their natural habitat can be a way to relax and bring peace to your experience. Grab your friends and family and explore some of the things you can do before, during, and after a nature walk. Below are some ideas!

Before a Nature Walk

It is good to know that any kind of exercise is considered healthy for your body. Engaging in some sort of physical activity is a great way to improve overall stamina. Exercise can also relieve stress and generate a happier lifestyle. Before heading off to a walk in nature, being mentally prepared is important. When you tell your mind that the exercise will be of benefit, it will give you motivation to keep going. Try some of the following to help give you the motivation:

  • Begin your day with some healthy snacks such as fruits, oatmeal, or yogurt to supply you with energy along the way.
  • Meditate on your favorite book, devotional, or personal journal.

During a Nature Walk

Nature radiates peaceful energy and is the perfect place for you to meditate on everything you’ve been thinking about. Take deep breaths and enjoy the moment. Oxygen levels are high in the outdoors and you’ll find it alleviating to breathe in the fresh air. Having a friend alongside you throughout your walk will be good company. Even taking time for yourself is beneficial for your mental health. Consider some of these ideas:

  • Bring a camera to capture memorable moments.
  • Rest throughout the trail and focus on your favorite views.
  • Use the nature walk to recall your favorite memories growing up.

After a Nature Walk

After walking, you will most likely be ready for another meal. Nutrients such as protein and carbohydrates will help you maintain muscle and provide energy to your body. If you take walks as frequently as possible, it can improve your overall health. End your experience with these options:

  • Grab your journal and write about the highlights of your nature walk.
  • Cook a health sufficient meal packed with nutrients. For example, beans, eggs, bagels, or baked potatoes.
  • Go for a splash in a nearby swimming area to cool down and relax for the day.

Contact Us

You can experience your very own nature walk at one of our Garber Communities! We offer fun and peaceful amenities you can take advantage of while on your stay. Take a look inside our communities and explore our nature trails, natural springs, clubhouses, and other amenities. Contact us today and schedule your visit.

Adventure Island is located right next door to Busch Gardens.This 30 acre waterpark will bombard you with waterslides, pools, and tropical tranquility. Wherever you go, adventure is right around the corner. There’s no better way to have fun in the sun than enjoying the day at your nearest waterpark. And luckily for you, Adventure Island will offer you that and more. Here’s what makes it a great escape for you and you family.

Waterslides

The waterpark is ravished with 10 exciting water rides including the very new Vanish Point, an attraction that offers a thrilling free fall. You can enjoy rides solo, with a partner, or even with a group! Whether you’re gliding on a float or on your very own, each ride has its climax of adventure. You can purchase quick queue tickets to avoid long lines and hop right into the fun! Adventure Island also provides dining and shopping areas to add onto all the entertainment.

Pools and Rivers

Apart from all the amusing rides, you can also take advantage of the pools and rivers found throughout Adventure Island. Get the chance to swim around, jump off mini cliffs, or bounce around in the Endless Surf, a 17,000 square foot wave pool that is powered with frantic waves awaiting you every 5 minutes. Sometimes you need a break from all the action and a time to relax. Alongside the pools are sandy areas with tons of  poolside lounge chairs and hammocks for you to lie on. In addition, you can grab a float and hop onto the lazy river, a half-mile trip that takes you along a calm and peaceful rainforest.

Holiday Springs Offers Adventure

During your stay at Holiday Springs, enjoy our many amenities as well as the fun, family opportunities offered at our local attractions. Purchase tickets to Adventure Island waterpark and visit the website to learn more about its seasonal hours. And contact Holiday Springs RV Resort to learn more about our community, monthly events, and home availability.

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit. It is dedicated to marine life rescue, rehabilitation and release, and environmental education. The aquarium is motivated towards preserving the environment. In addition, they provide the most advanced and effective care to ensure the opportunity to return sick or injured animals to their homes. Therefore, it is a great place to visit and learn more about marine life, especially for children.

Tickets

Clearwater Marine Aquarium offers general admission tickets, holiday tickets, and admission packages. Each package includes either sea life safaris, dolphin adventures, or discounts. You can invest in animal feeding opportunities and dolphin or shark care experiences. You can even get a picture with one of the dolphins and otters.

Meet the Animals

The aquarium is home to many marine animals including dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays and nurse sharks. Not to mention, Winter, the dolphin who lost her tail and learned to swim with a prosthetic one, lives in the waters of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The movie Dolphin Tale, starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., and Ashley Judd, recounts her life story.

Behind The Scenes Tour

During this tour, visitors can get an inside scoop into the heart of Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s mission of rescue, rehab and release. Throughout the tour, you learn about inspiring animal success stories. Also, watch resident dolphin Nicholas from his underwater habitat through viewing windows. You will get the chance to observe animals experiencing rehabilitation while going through the critical care facility and animal food prep area. Lasting about 45 minutes, each tour allows 10 people and the minimum age is 7 years old.

Dolphin Adventure Tour

On this 90 minute boat adventure, prepare to be a part of the Wild Dolphin Research Program. Take a look into seasonal wildlife while also learning about members of the local dolphin population, ecology, and behavior. As a result, you’ll be able to educate yourself and enjoy the scenery of Clearwater Bay all at once!

Sea Life Safari

The Sea Life Safari at Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a 90-minute scenic eco-boat cruise that takes you around the local estuary. Involve yourself in citizen science and observe data collection. Safari leaders will conduct a “show and tell” onboard of the sea creatures and sand flats found in the bay. Not only will you get to wet your feet, but you can also collect seashells at the local shell island.

Visit the Aquarium

Much like the nature found here at Holiday Springs RV Resort, you and your families can get involved into the nature of marine life. Visit the website and check out all the many deals and opportunities given at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. So don’t wait any longer to partake in this fun adventure and make a reservation at Holidays Springs. Once you’re here, you will have access to a plethora of fun!

10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612

Bush Gardens Tampa Bay

If you’re looking for the perfect place to find thrill and adventure, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the way to go. Being about 45 miles from Holiday Springs RV Resort, you can grab your friends and family and take on a full day of action. At Busch Gardens, you’ll find more than just riveting rides and fun in the sun, the African themed park also includes live shows, animal zoos,  safari tours, and shopping areas for souvenirs.

Rides and Coasters

Throughout the park are 15 coasters for everyone to enjoy! Ranging in different lengths and sizes, there are rides for every age group to take advantage of, from young children to adults. At Busch Gardens, you’ll find it all, whether it’s twists and turns, epic falls, or surprise splashes! The park continues to grow and upgrade with new rides ever so often. As a matter of fact, coming soon in 2019 is their very new ride Tigris. The ride includes launches, a 150-foot surge, and an inverted roll at more than 60 mph. The park also offers great deals for ride access. You won’t want to miss. Learn more about the rides at Busch Gardens.

Zoos and Safaris

Busch Gardens is actually the home of Tampa’s largest zoo. With more than 300 species of animals, you’ll be able to learn more about exotic ones, your top favorites, and even those you didn’t know existed! Not only are visitors open to see the animals in their natural habitat, but the park also offers an animal care center, feeding opportunities, up-close connections, and safaris/tours of select animal environments. Check out all the animal related experiences you’ll be able to participate in.

Live Shows

Busch Gardens is a family favorite destination when it comes to its shows. As the year goes on, the park hosts holiday inspired shows and a variety of different themes to satisfy the African culture. There are also a selection of live shows geared toward young children and kids. The shows present many acts of talented performers and some even involve animals from Busch Gardens’ very zoo! The park hosts tons of Christmas themed shows and even decks out in Christmas apparel. You and your family can enjoy even more during the holidays.

Food and More

As exciting as rollercoasters can be, what’s a full day of action without something to eat? At Busch Gardens, you’ll encounter a variety of different foods such as pizza, pasta, sandwiches, desserts and so much more. There are plenty of restaurants scattered throughout the park and mini food stands for a quick bite. Whether you’re looking for a short snack or a full on meal, Busch Gardens has just what you need. You can even purchase an all-day dining deal that allows you to savor as many meals as desired throughout your stay.

Visit Busch Gardens

While you stay at Holidays Springs RV Resort, gather your friends and family and purchase tickets for guaranteed fun and adventure. You can do so at our own community with the many activities we have every month or you can do it by visiting the local attractions near our property. Contact us today and make a reservation to let the adventure begin!

 

RVing is a great way to vacation and option for permanent living. When it comes to vacation and living, more and more people today are turning to RV Resorts. This is due to what they have to offer and the convenience of having all the comfort of a home with half the hassle. But staying in the best RV Resort can make or break your vacation or home living option. With amenities to make you feel at home, engaging outdoor activities, and surrounding serene nature, Holiday Springs RV Resort is the perfect place for active 55+ adults. Read on to see why people are deeming our RV Resort as the best in Tampa Bay.

Costs to consider

Budgeting is a crucial step when you are in the process of looking for a place to be your temporary or permanent home. Not only should you focus on the area, but also plan on what the cost of utilities and other necessities will be. Thankfully, Holiday Springs RV Resort has a flat rate that includes all utilities except for electric, for both full-year and partial-year residents. What better than a space where all you need to worry about is your electric bill? Also, Holiday Springs has affordable homes for sale that allow our residents to have the life they’ve always wanted.

What Differentiates Holiday Springs RV Resort from Other RV Resorts?

The main goal at Holiday Springs RV Resort is to provide good quality for visitors and residents. Of course, price, amenities, and activities will be main differentiators between RV Resorts. But what makes Holiday Springs unique is its location and the lifestyle our residents have. Ideally located near main hubs, while enjoying the serenity and secludedness of nature, Holiday Springs offers its visitors and residents the best of both worlds. With a natural spring that wraps around the property, a nature trail, and the Gulf of Mexico just minutes away, Holiday Springs is considered the best RV Resort in Tampa Bay by many. This space allows for our visitors and residents to enjoy nature and be active with the many activities that are carried monthly.

Make a Reservation and Live the Dream

Are you in need of a getaway? Holiday Springs RV Resort is the ideal place where serenity and wonderful quality of life meet. So don’t wait any longer and make a reservation today.

Having a healthy lifestyle is becoming more and more prevalent in our society. But living healthy is more than just having a clean diet. Working out not only complements this life choice, but also serves as a stress-relief to people. But how can you add some variety to your regular workout? Consider changing where you exercise and the types of exercises you do! Holiday Springs RV Resort possesses idyllic open areas that are the perfect place to take your workout out of the gym and into nature. And the following workouts are perfect for outdoor performance!

Trail running

It’s time to trade your treadmill for nature’s tread, Holiday Springs nature trail!

Trail running is a great way to enjoy nature and challenge yourself. Trail running is generally more stimulating than running on a treadmill because you need to adjust your pace and stride based on the terrain. Also, you are more likely to burn more calories running outdoors. This is due to the varying degrees of incline and decline. Another benefit is that running in nature provides a more sensory and visually interesting run. And you feel like you’re actually getting somewhere, because you are. The nature trail at Holiday Springs is the perfect place to do this nature workout, as you will be able to be active, while enjoying the view.

Yoga

There’s something so relaxing about taking a deep breath and stretching in nature.

It has been demonstrated that seeing elements of nature around you can increase your relaxation and internal focus, which are important parts of your yoga practice. So practicing yoga in nature not only will help you relax more, but also give you an opportunity to connect with your surroundings in our serene community. At Holiday Springs, you can practice yoga outside in our natural spring deck, or in the nature trail.

Weight and Strength Training

Weight and strength training is a great way to keep your heart healthy, have good body composition, and develop strength. The good news is that this workout is not limited by the space where you do it and the equipment you use. So, take this workout into our nature trail, natural spring deck, or any other free natural space using free weights or your own body weight. This will for sure increase the good you’re doing for your body. Weight training is one of the many nature workouts deemed to improve mood. So, give your mood a dose of happiness by taking your weights into nature.

Holiday Springs prides itself on being an active 55+ adult community. And putting an emphasis on active, we want to encourage you to take advantage of the surrounding area and adopt a healthier lifestyle. We also have monthly events that include fitness activities for residents and visitors. So come to our community and enjoy all we have to offer!

When you plan your vacation, you need to consider the local attractions near your destination. One of our best features at Holiday Springs is our location. We are ideally located near the exciting cities of Tampa, Clearwater, and Saint Petersburg. These cities give our residents and visitors the opportunity to have fun in family-friendly local attractions less than an hour away. Here’s a list of some of the places you and yours can visit during your stay!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate family attraction of Florida’s West Coast. It offers 300 acres of thrilling rides, a zoo with more than 12,000 animals, captivating live shows, restaurants, shops, and exotic explorations around the world. The theme of this park is Africa, so expect to see the rich culture of many of their nations and the animals that live in that continent. So if you are looking for an exciting, educational, and fun place to visit, Busch Gardens is the perfect local attraction to take your family for a spin, literally.

Adventure Island

Adventure Island is located right across the street from Busch Gardens and it offers a tropical escape to its visitors. This waterpark is 30 acres of pools, exciting rides, and tranquil tropical surroundings for the whole family to enjoy. You can race down rapids, walk on the sand or relax all day in a private cabana. You can also enjoy their newest ride, the Colossal Curl™, a fun family-friendly slide that will give you an adrenaline rush. Make sure you research their seasonal hours online or by phone before planning your visit.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit, dedicated to marine life rescue, rehabilitation and release, and environmental education. The aquarium is home to dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays and nurse sharks. Also, Winter, the dolphin who lost her tail and has learned to swim with a prosthetic one, lives here. The movie Dolphin Tale, starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., and Ashley Judd, recounts her life story.

Dali Museum

Come enjoy the surrealism and symbolism of Salvador Dali’s work with a waterfront view of the Gulf. Located in Saint Petersburg, the Dali Museum houses the largest collection of Salvador Dali’s works outside of Europe. The central location of the museum allows its visitors to enjoy the beauty of downtown Saint Petersburg after admiring art.

These are just a few of the many local attractions that are found near our community. When you come stay at Holiday Springs, make sure to venture out and explore the neighboring cities and towns and get to know the local culture. Our community provides a serene stay and the option to enjoy the city life just a few miles away. Make a reservation now and begin planning planning your vacation.

Events

Men’s Club is now the Social Club!
Event date: Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26
Event time: 10:00am
Clubhouse

Social Club Breakfast
Event date: Feb. 16, 2019
Event time: 8-9:30am
Please purchase tickets by Feb. 13, 2019

Dishes, pots/pans, home decor, tools and much more! This sale is at individual sites, come check us out! See ya there!

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