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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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There Are no Other Everglades in the World

Being near the ocean, a lake, river, or springs makes my heart happy. These are my sources of peace, introspection, awe, and even in landlocked Arizona, I find plenty of bodies of water to suffice. Growing up in South Florida, though, meant that the Everglades, or “river of grass”, was constantly at the top of […]

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Making the Most of a Beach Vacation with Baby in Tow

I really do believe salt water is the best medicine: sweat, tears, and the sea help us feel better about many of life’s problems right away. For that reason, spending relaxed days beachside is my idea of a perfect vacation. Luckily, earlier this month, my 9-month-old son and I took an impromptu flight to Florida to […]

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What kids REALLY want from vacation

I stepped away from the blog for almost two weeks. We spent most of it at the beach with family, mostly unplugged, playing outside, hanging out, eating (and eating and eating), not following a set schedule (aside from the baby’s nap times), treasuring our little man’s fleeting babyhood.  And it was exactly what the doctor […]

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5 kid-friendly Things to do in South Florida

A lot of folks might not realize it, but South Florida is much more than just Miami. The tri-county area (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach) is one of the most culturally diverse and fun in the country, and there are endless things to do. It’s also where my American hometown is. Earlier this month I […]

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