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9 Fun things to do in Tarpon Springs: The Sponge Capital of the World

Tarpon Springs, a small town located along the Anclote River in Northern Pinellas County, is most famous for being “the sponge capital of the world.” Greek immigrants settled this Gulf Coast village in the early 1900’s. Even to this day, Tarpon is still the world’s largest producer of natural sponges. These sponges are actually skeletons […]

3 Days in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is a wonderful Southern vacation destination: a worthy addition to any history buff’s bucket list. The “Hostess City of the South” frequently pops up on many renowned “best of” lists, and is a favorite return destination of many. A winning combination of historical attractions, beautiful public parks, amazing architecture, and gorgeous historical inns, has […]

Things to do and see in Indian Rocks Beach: The Hidden Gem of Florida’s Gulf

Indian Rocks Beach is a charming low-key community along the Gulf Coast of Florida. While the town is just a short drive from the touristy St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, it feels much further away due to the attractive quiet setting. The town supposebly got its’ name from an ancient Indian medicine man who healed his chief […]

6 Must-dos in Dunedin, Florida

Dunedin is a quaint Florida Gulf coast community, notable for its’ charming Main Street, easy access to beautiful beaches and preserves, and rich arts’ scene. The city is most famous for being home to Honeymoon Island State park, one of the Gulf’s highest ranked beaches. Beaches aside, local restaurants and boutique shops, one of the […]

6 Greek restaurants to try in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay has a rich Greek history. The small coastal city of Tarpon Springs, located on the Gulf about 40 min from the city, is home to the highest percentage of Greek Americans in the country. Greek sponge divers settled the area back in the early 1900’s. Today, more than 25% of residents still claim […]

Attraction of the Week: Savannah’s Haunted East Bay Inn

Savannah, Georgia has long been a hotbed of paranormal activity. The historic southern city, established way back in 1733, ranks right up there with Salem, Boston, and New Orleans as one of America’s most haunted cities. Tourists come from all over to explore the gorgeous tree-lined squares and parks and awe at the lovely 18th […]

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 […]

Where to get your pumpkin fix in Tampa

By the time early October rolls around, most regions around the country see beautiful foliage and cool crisp weather. This is not so much the case in Tampa where temps unfortunately still hover in the high 80’s-low 90’s, the humidity is still unbearable, and the closest fall foliage lies hours away in Georgia. Despite the […]

12 great leaf peeping destinations in the Carolinas

Fall is the most gorgeous time of the year in the Carolinas, particularly in the higher altitude Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina mountainous regions. By the time October rolls around, the summer heat is long gone, the air is dry and crisp, and conditions are perfect for hiking, alfresco dining, and festivals. Tourist […]

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, […]