Chad’s Blog

Chad’s Blog: how to Do Adventures

If you know anything about me, you know I’m all about getting folks to get out and Do florida, and there’s no better time than during the cooler months from October through May to set a course on adventure right around my neck of the woods -- just north of Orlando in Seminole County!...

Chad’s Blog: Location, Location, Location

I’m sure you’ve heard real estate pros say it again and again and again, but they are absolutely correct -- it’s all about location, location, location. To me, that is exactly the reason why I have never left Seminole County. Small town atmosphere near Orlando, yet close to lakes, beaches, and the great outdoors. ...

Chad’s Blog: Do downtown Sanford

As I travel throughout florida, as I always Do, people often ask me where I’m from. When I say I’m from Seminole County and grew up in Sanford, I am so thrilled to hear that they have visited my hometown -- even from Floridians who live as far away as Key West, Naples, and Destin!...

Chad’s Blog: Saving Our Water One Yard at a Time

I’ve been approached by so many people lately asking me how they can help Florida with the terrible water crisis in South Florida. The answer isn’t a simple one, but a really good place to start is in our own yard....

Chad’s Blog: how to Do birding

I’ve spent a lot of time outdoors, so I’ve certainly seen my fair share of ospreys, herons, pelicans, and sandhill cranes, but I’ve never really considered myself to be much of a bird watcher. In fact, you probably never considered yourself to be one, either. But, I bet you got pretty excited the first time you saw a bald eagle. ...

Chad’s Blog: Doing florida in your own backyard

If you know anything about me, I am all about getting out and Doing florida -- even if it’s in my own backyard. After all, we live where others vacation, so options for day-trip getaways and staycations often leave us with plenty of time to soak up the florida sun without ever having to leave our property. ...

Chad’s Blog: Summer is Here

I don’t know about you, but summertime is in full swing and I am so excited! Ah, vacations, BBQs, and long, sunny days. Sure, it can get pretty doggone hot in Florida this time of year, but there are still plenty of things to Do and still keep cool. ...

Chad’s Blog: Do Naples

Florida’s Paradise Coast runs along the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida and is considered an idyllic Florida getaway -- even if you’ve lived in Florida for years. There’s such a laid-back lifestyle in an almost secluded area near gorgeous turquoise waters and white sands. Naples is also a fairly easy drive from Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Miami....

Chad’s Blog: Do Orlando North

No matter where you live in Florida -- or even if you’re just visiting -- there are plenty of things to Do around here without going very far. Heck, I’ve lived in Seminole County, Florida my whole life and I’m still finding new things to Do in this one county alone (there are 67 counties in Florida, in case you're wondering)....

Chad’s Blog: Discovering Old Florida

Every time I stumble across a bit of Old Florida, it’s like I’ve been sent back to a time before there were cars, internet, or smartphones — heck, before any phones at all. No matter where you live in Florida, you are never far from these undeveloped gems. My suggestion is you experience it the way our ancestors did....

Chad’s Blog: how to Listen to Your Dog

That’s the great thing about dogs -- going anywhere outdoors is an adventure. Even a walk around the block can be the most exciting part of their day. They are so in-tune with nature and everything around them. Just like me, he just needs to get out and Do florida....

Chad’s Blog: Support Your Florida Farmers

I was recently at a U-Pick strawberries just a few miles from my house in Seminole County, and it really got me thinking about where my family gets its fresh produce and how much of it comes from Florida. Florida’s agriculture industry is second only to tourism. ...

Chad’s Blog: The Underwater Side of Florida

As a Florida adventure junkie, I have always been drawn to scuba diving. As soon as I got that diving certification card, I was absolutely blown away by what so few people get a chance to see. It really is a whole other world down there....

Chad’s Blog: Home Away from Home

One of the best things my family and I love about living just north of Orlando is that we don’t really have to deal with tourists and traffic....

Chad’s Blog: Home For the Holidays

Chad Crawford talks about where to find the Christmas spirit Florida-style in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. 2017 holiday events include boat parade and home tours...

Chad’s Blog: Discover Your City’s Roots

Being born and raised in Sanford, Florida, I knew everything there was to know about celery. It sounds ridiculous, but hear me out: Sanford was known as "The Celery City" and the "Celery Capital of the World."...

Chad’s Blog: The Amazing Five

As a kid growing up in Florida, I remember drinking Florida Orange Juice and thinking, “This is awesome, I want more!” ...

Chad’s Blog: A Low-Traffic Treasure

In a time when it’s getting harder and harder to find untouched, undeveloped, pristine places in Florida, it’s with a whisper that I offer up one of my treasures. ...

Chad’s Blog: Part Surf, Part Fishing…All Fun

It was season two when Captain Noel Kuhn took me to school on how to surf fish; that episode reignited my love for the sport. With four kids, I’ve found that surf fishing is the perfect way for me to get my fishing fix and spend time with family at the beach - it’s a win/win!...

Chad’s Blog: Right Under Your Nose

Even though we wish we could, we can’t all just take a long weekend - or an entire week - to explore the world, but that doesn’t mean we can’t explore, have adventures, and make memories right where we are. ...

Blog: Ten Great Ways to Get Outside, Florida!

Here at Crawford Entertainment, we spend all day, each day working on programming that will help you get outside and enjoy our Florida, whether that be trying new adventures with how to Do florida and The Outsiders Club, or digging in the dirt and planting some Florida-friendly plants at Flip My Florida Yard....

Chad’s Blog: A Floridian Getaway (New Smyrna Beach)

My wife, Kristy, and I are always seeking unique Florida Bed and Breakfast experiences. We recently stumbled upon Anchor Inn, which was named by the owner after a recurring dream she had that referenced a Bible verse....

Day Trip: Bass, Burgers & Beer

This will be a day of reeling in FL legendary bass and lifting glasses of hand crafted beer up and down. This is a great day for old friends to catch up or replace the beer with root beer and take the kiddos. No matter who you bring this is promised to be a full day soaked in old FL charm....

Day Trip: Crabs, Chachkies & A Sunset

Your day begins as a “mate” on a working commercial crab boat on beautiful Tampa Bay. This is a hands-on old Florida adventure that ends with a seafood lunch that you’ll talk about for decades....

Day Trip: Catch, Cook and Chill

Your day begins at 7:00 AM as you meet your fishing captain for a day on the water fishing the area around Anna Maria Island....

Day Trip: Seashore Sunrise

Watch sun-rise at Canaveral National Seashores and explore the park, kayak at eat a seafood lunch at JB’s Fish Camp, walk Flagler ave in New Smyrna for shopping, drinks and food....

Video: Review – The Snorkl

Chad takes the Snorkl to the springs for a trial run and tells you exactly what he thinks of it. Buy it now at: www.thesnorkl.com...

Chad’s Blog: Okay… our bagels suck.

As you may or may not know, this year marks the 500th anniversary of when Juan Ponce De Leon first landed on our east coast and named it La Florida....