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5 Must-Try Coffee Shops in the Tampa Bay Area

Coffee – it gets us going in the morning, boosts our productivity, and it just tastes so good! Doesn’t matter how you drink it – black, iced, pour over or cappuccino style… it’s America’s favorite drink regardless. So, really it is no surprise that independent coffee shops specializing in all sorts of custom drinks have […]

20 Amazing Coffee (and Tea) Shops

What makes a coffee shop great? Awesome espresso drinks? A cozy setting? Outstanding service? Ultimately, the difference between a basic and amazing coffee experience comes down to a combination of all 3. Luckily, you can find at least one interesting coffee shop almost anywhere you go, perhaps even in your own hometown. Take a look […]

Attraction of the Week: Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sarasota is home to some of the Gulf’s most beautiful beaches. A vacation to the area must include at least a day or 2 at the smooth, white sand beaches of Siesta Key. In between beach visits, as you can only handle the harsh Florida heat and humidity for so long, you will find several […]

8 Great Nature Walks in the Tampa Bay Area

The Tampa Bay area is home to countless beautiful parks and preserves. The temperate yearly climate gives you plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature, observe wildlife, and and take a relaxing walk far away from the beach and mall crowds. Although the summer season can be a bit hot and muggy, you just have to […]

Big Cat Habitat: A Beautiful Cat Sanctuary in Sarasota

Big Cat Habitat is a wonderful non-profit sanctuary for big cats. In addition to cats, brown bears, black bears, chimps, zebras, camels, exotic birds, and tortoises are also rescued and offered a safe haven at Big Cat Habitat. None of these animals are taken from the wild, but rather rescued from abuse and/or possible euthanasia. […]

Beautiful Siesta Key Beach: Home to “The Whitest & Finest Sand in the World”

Sarasota’s Siesta Key Beach often ranks near the top of most travel publications “best of” beaches lists. Travel Channel rated it “The Best Sand Beach in America,” in 2004. This is because the sand is 99% quartz. The sand is absolutely soft and beautiful, and it doesn’t get too hot to touch. Mike and I […]