Ever since learning about Crystal River early last year, it's been on the top of my travel list. While my main focus for coming to Citrus County was to interact with manatees in a safe and natural environment (more on that next week), that ended up being only one facet of my trip.Plantation on Crystal River proved the perfect home away from home. It has all the conveniences I've grown accustom[...]
 
 
If you asked me at five years old what I wanted to be when I grew up you would have heard something like this: “I want to be a marine mammal trainer and work with killer whales!” A few years later, my Dad traded in an extra day of waiting in Disney World lines to take me to Sea World. For the first time in my young life, I saw my dream as a reachable goal. There really were people that got to play[...]