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9 Fun things to do for Halloween in Tampa

While the hot, muggy, sunny climate of Tampa makes the city far from an ideal Halloween destination, there are a few festive things to do if you find yourself venturing to the Bay area this October. Highs at this time of year still hover in the high 80’s with high humidity to boot, so forget […]

Attraction of the Week: Icon Park in Orlando

A rather new attraction, Icon Park which opened in May of 2015, is a great addition to your non-theme park Orlando itinerary. Featuring a 400 foot Ferris Wheel, a wax museum, an aquarium, and numerous restaurants and shops, there’s plenty to do to keep you busy here for an entire afternoon. On hot summer days, […]

Columbia Sand Key: Dining Cuban Style on the Water

Tampa’s Columbia restaurant is world-famous for its’ exceptional Spanish and Cuban cuisine, gorgeous ambiance, and lively Spanish flamenco dancing. The historic Ybor City location opened in 1905, making it the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Florida, as well as the oldest Spanish restaurant in the country. Today, you can enjoy Columbia’s wonderful food offerings and […]

The best things to do in Orlando when it’s TOO hot!

It’s hot, muggy, and sunny pretty much the entire year in Orlando, with the exception of a handful of months. While the theme park water rides, afternoon thunderstorms, cool treats, and air conditioned line queues & shops can help a bit, sometimes it’s just too hot to have much fun. In fact, I’ve found myself […]

5 Bike Paths to Check out in Tampa Bay

While Tampa is not exactly winning any awards for being a bike friendly city, there are a handful of decent bike paths throughout the Bay area. Biking is a fun and easy way to motivate yourself to exercise, even more so if there is great scenery and/or attractions to look forward to along the route. […]

9 Things to do in Palm Harbor, Florida

Palm Harbor is a small suburban community located about 30 minutes west of Tampa in Northern Pinellas County. The town is most famous for being home to the prestigious Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club. The many recreational opportunities, easy access to the beautiful Gulf beaches, and abundance of restaurant & shopping options, make it a […]

Orlando on the Cheap: 20 Easy Ways to Save on your Orlando Vacation

Let’s face it – when you add up hotel & transportation costs, dining out, and theme parks, an Orlando vacation is about as pricey as it gets. Severals days at the theme parks alone can add up to hundreds, even thousands of dollars. If you figure a week or more at a hotel, $100+ per […]

10 Best things to do in Tampa under 10 Bucks

It’s quite easy to plan a budget friendly trip along Florida’s Gulf Coast with the plethora of free preserves and beautiful beaches in the vicinity. On the other hand, it can be a bit more difficult to enjoy a fun day out in Tampa without forking out a lot of cash. Nevertheless, scattered around the […]

Attraction of the Week: Dolphin Adventure Cruise on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Tarpon Springs, a quaint Gulf Coast community located 40 min north of Tampa, draws tourists from all over for its’ rich Greek history, sponge docks, and beautiful low-key beaches. In the 1900’s, Greek sponge divers settled the area, leading to its’ current nickname of “the sponge capital of the world.” Spongeorama, established in 1968, claims […]

Attraction of the Week: The Chihuly Collection

While St. Petersburg is most popular with vacationers for its’ proximity to world-class white sand beaches, the artsy city is also rich in culture. The art scene here is particularly impressive, with the city being home to numerous notable museums including the Dali, The Imagine Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts. The most eclectic […]