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Clearwater: A Beautiful Florida Beach…If You Can Find Parking!

One of Florida’s most iconic beaches, Clearwater, is the liveliest beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast. This beautiful wide, white sandy beach offers a more upbeat vibe than many other Pinellas County beaches. My favorite aspect of this beach is definitely the shear amount of space available. After spending time at many other narrow Gulf coast […]

A St. Petersburg Oasis: Beautiful, Tropical Sunken Gardens

There are plenty of beautiful, unique places to explore in St. Petersburg, Florida. Sunken Gardens, a 100+ year old historical attraction, features an amazing collection of exotic plants and animals. Sunken Gardens is a tranquil place to visit when you need an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and hectic beach areas. […]

Lettuce Lake Park: Walking Amongst Florida Swamps

The Tampa Bay area is home to a handful of beautiful parks. One of the best is Lettuce Lake, located near the University of South Florida, in north Tampa. This gorgeous park enables visitors to take a walk along a 3500 foot shaded boardwalk across hardwood swamp forests. The scenery is spectacular, especially the beautiful […]

A Hot June Afternoon at St. Pete’s Pass-A-Grille Beach

Pass-A-Grille Beach, located on the southern end of St. Pete Beach, is a popular spot amongst locals due to the pristine nature (you will notice an absence of hotels and restaurants lining the beach, unlike nearby St. Pete Beach). Although a bit less crowded than St. Pete Beach, it is still hard to find parking […]

A Stormy Ride along Florida’s Pinellas Trail

This weekend, Mike and I embarked on the 11 mile journey from Dunedin to Tarpon Springs, Florida via the popular Pinellas Trail biking/walking path. The entire journey is 40+ miles (starting in St. Petersburg and ending in Tarpon Springs), however, we felt like taking a leisurely Saturday ride. Nothing too intense, especially since we are […]

A Spectacular Sunset & Beautiful Natural Trails on Florida’s Honeymoon Island

Honeymoon Island, a barrier island just west of Dunedin, Florida, is well regarded as one of the Gulf’s best beaches. 4 miles of beaches, including a pet beach attract visitors from all over the world. Honeymoon is famous for its’ spectacular sunsets. It’s easily one of the top beach sunset destinations in the Tampa Bay […]

Brooker Creek Preserve: A Quiet, Natural Oasis in Tarpon Springs, Florida

This week, Mike and I decided to check out beautiful Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs, Florida. We saw the sign while driving (on several occasions) and finally decided to take a detour for a relaxing nature walk. After visiting several other beautiful natural parks in Pinellas County (such as John Chestnut), we decided that […]

A Peaceful Stroll through Palm Harbor’s John Chestnut Park

Pinellas County, Florida is home to an absolutely gorgeous 255 acre park, named John Chestnut Sr. Its’ scenic location on Lake Tarpon makes this park an ideal location for an evening stroll, with several spots to take in an incredible view of the sunset. On site, you will find plenty of activities and amenities, including: […]