Madeira Beach is a small waterfront community on the Gulf of Mexico located between Clearwater and St. Pete Beach. The calm and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico make this a wonderful vacation spot, and there are nearby attractions to keep you busy when you aren’t catching rays and playing in the ocean. Locally known as Mad Beach, it is only two miles long and conveniently located close to Tampa Airport and a short drive to Orlando. This low-key getaway attracts beach lovers to its clean, white-sandy shores and calm emerald-turquoise waters, and is a must-visit if you love fresh seafood. Keep reading for things you must do when visiting Mad Beach.

We’ve all seen the Lion King, but how many of us have lived it? Seeing the rarest of animals roaming about in their natural surroundings, pretty impressive – right? East Africa is home to two of Africa’s most popular safari destinations – Kenya and Tanzania, plus a gorilla sanctuary in Uganda. If you get the chance to visit the Masai Mara in Kenya or Serengeti in Tanzania, both parks offer great viewings at any time of year because of the plethora of wildlife. That said, it is recommended to go during the dry seasons for the easiest animal sightings, as they will migrate to the watering holes.

Havana, ooh na-na! Whether Camila Cabello inspired your trip or you have always wanted to experience the rich history and culture, there is something in Havana, Cuba for everyone. This tropical city attracts over a million tourists annually, and we get why. Descending into Jose Marti International airport overlooking the turquoise water and red tobacco fields is an exciting and unforgettable experience. But before you go, just like when traveling to any foreign country, make sure to exercise caution and check travel advisories before you visit. Keep reading for housekeeping items you need to take care of for our US travelers plus some fun activities to enjoy while you’re there.