Florida

5 Must-Visit Nature Parks Around Tampa Bay

One of the many perks of living in Tampa is the gorgeous weather we enjoy almost year-round. Yes, Florida summers are brutal, and you will not catch me hanging outdoors except for the beach during those months. During the rest of the year, however, the temperatures are so mild that all I want to do […]

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Everbank Field Travel Guide

Image via Wikimedia.org. This syndicated post was originally published as IHG’s Everbank Field Travel Guide. EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, is one of the top tailgating stadiums in the country. The mild Florida weather means fans can cook out and cool off throughout the football season while other parts of the country are snowed in. […]

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Vizcaya Museum: A Visit to Miami’s Gilded Age

I grew up in South Florida, and lived in Miami for two years. Whenever I mention that to people, I get mixed responses: people seem to either love or hate Miami. Well, I loved living there! Yes, traffic is a nightmare, and some of the country’s worst drivers run amuck. But I got to hear […]

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Paddling Weeki Wachee River

We’re all well aware that summers in Florida can be brutal, and beach resorts can be crowded and a pricey; so one of my favorite ways to cool off and be surrounded by nature is to explore one of Florida’s gorgeous fresh water springs. Last month we took an hour drive north to paddle the […]

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Social Media Day Tampa: A Blogger Caravan Around Town

Last Friday I participated in one of the coolest blogging experiences I’ve had in Tampa! I was chosen to partake in a blogger caravan to commemorate Social Media Day. Together with some of the sweetest and most talented Tampa Bay bloggers, social media professionals, and influencers, I spent the afternoon driving all over South Tampa, […]

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5 FAMILY-FRIENDLY SPRING EVENTS NOT TO MISS IN TAMPA, FLORIDA

Florida Strawberry Festival It’s really no secret why most people love Spring; the temperature is so mild and it’s finally time to enjoy the outdoors after being cooped up during the winter. For us Floridians, though, it’s the final hurrah before our sticky, crazy hot, and seemingly endless summer. Even though pollen levels can get […]

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KID-FRIENDLY GASPARILLA

Tampa has been such a cool place to raise a kid! Our calendar has been filled with all kinds of family-friendly events that are mostly free and outdoors. The first months of the year not only bring perfect temperatures to our area, but they also bring one of Tampa’s biggest annual celebrations: Gasparilla season! (named […]

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Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

In January we celebrated my nephew’s fifth birthday by spending a day in nature. It makes me so happy that we live a couple of hours away in the same state again! We gathered the three boys, a canoe, snacks galore, and took off for the day, in hopes to see the manatees that hang […]

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Downtown Tampa Date Night Ideas

One of my favorite things to do is to find budget-friendly activities we can enjoy around town. This past Friday we dropped the little dude off at his abuelos, braved rush hour traffic and headed downtown for a sweet date night: Tampa’s Fourth Friday. Now, even if you are not a Tampanian, most cities across the […]

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