Sun Viking Lodge Daytona Beach

I was fortunate enough to spend two nights at the Sun Viking Lodge in beautiful (and quiet) Daytona Beach Shores.  I can’t say enough great things about the family-friendly accommodations.  The staff was super-welcoming and set a great tone for our stay.

The room was immaculate and the view of the Atlantic from our eighth-floor balcony was spectacular.



The room had two ultra-comfy beds…….


and a fully-stocked kitchen that had everything you needed to cook a quick meal.


Sun Viking features both an indoor pool, complete with a rock formation waterfall, and an outdoor pool (which has a water slide).

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In addition, it offers a hot tub, a kiddie pool, a fitness center, and a beachfront picnic/bbq area.

The most pleasant surprise of all was the list of activities that Sun Viking sponsored.  They had things for all ages:  bingo, shuffleboard, poolside games, Wii competitions, a basketball goal, and beach volleyball.  The staff even popped popcorn and screened a movie against the side of one of their buildings.

I highly recommend the Sun Viking Lodge for anyone seeking family-centered lodging.  Several guests I met during my stay had been coming to Sun Viking for years; I know I will be back every chance I get.  Before your next Daytona vacation, make sure to check out Sun Viking Lodge.

Alabama Adventure

We had so much fun at the Alabama Safari Park, located just outside Montgomery. We got to see and feed many different types of animals. While lots of the animals were beautiful, the zebra was my favorite.

However, things didn’t always go smoothly. We were held hostage by a llama.

And, just before we left, we were robbed by a camel. I’m pretty sure the second camel is laughing at us.

I can’t wait to return, but will definitely follow their advice about being careful with your food bucket around the camels. They weren’t kidding about losing them.

If you want to see the animals yourself, the Alabama Safari Park is located at 1664 Venable Road, Hope Hull, AL 36043. You can also check them out online at