This hurricane season has been particularly devastating for the United States and its territory, Puerto Rico. We have already seen three major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria – destroy large areas, while others have caused lesser damage, like Nate, or downgraded to tropical storms before making landfall. Irma alone has caused between 150 and 200 billion dollars of damage and displaced more than 10 thousand people, effectively rendering them homeless.1
With the disastrous hurricane season finally winding down, Americans living along the coastal waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico are now in the recovery phase. Hurricane Harvey, in particular, devastated Texas’s Gulf of Mexico coastline, leaving thousands stranded without homes, power or basic necessities. Because of this tragedy, Texans and out-of-state residents alike have pulled together to provide relief to the heavily afflicted Houston and Corpus Christi regions. If you’re interested in helping, consider the following options to ensure Harvey victims get the most out of your efforts.
Visitors to the great state of Florida usually only come for two things: the beach or Disney World. However, Florida has so much more to offer guests than a tan and a talking mouse. Whether you’re traveling with family or on your own, there’s always somewhere to spend your weekends. Check out some of Florida’s most amazing non-theme park attractions this year!
Summer may be ending, but you and your family don’t have to wait a year to go on your next adventure. Experiencing the beauty of the natural world during fall can make for an exciting weekend or week-long outing just as much as any trip to a theme park can. Outdoor adventures are closer than you think. The Rio Grande Valley is chock full of gorgeous parks and wildlife refuges perfect for the entire family to enjoy. Support Texas’s conservation efforts by visiting some of these incredible natural attractions.