The Amazing River of Hanging Pumpkins

The Amazing River of Hanging Pumpkins

The Chassahowitzka River is a popular outdoor recreation in area on the west coast of Florida, north of the metropolitan area of Clearwater, Saint Petersburg, and Tampa. The river has gained a renown that is surprising for a waterway that flows less than five miles. On the other hand, perhaps the compact nature of the […]

The Joys of the Treasure Island Kite Festival

The Joys of the Treasure Island Kite Festival

It was my pleasure to visit the Treasure Island Kite Festival and Sport Kite Competition again this year. Of all the many, many festivals we have in the Tampa Bay area, this kite festival is one of the most interesting, and certainly the most colorful. Perhaps the reason is it so captivating is how much […]

Crossing Tampa Bay on a Bike

Crossing Tampa Bay on a Bike

Courtney Campbell Causeway Causeways have one purpose; or at least they’re supposed to. When a body of water requires a long bridge, one way to avoid a costly bridge of pure concrete is to pour dirt instead, creating a long strip of land on which to put a road. To maintain the flow of water […]

Fishing Charters on the Florida West Coast

Fishing Charters on the Florida West Coast

A fishing charter into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico is a dream come true to many. The beautiful blue waters, the warm climate, and the fantastic fishing combine to create one of the best fishing charter locations in the country. But what does a fishing charter on Florida’s West Coast entail? That’s a […]

Hopping a Ride on the Little Toot Dolphin Tour

Hopping a Ride on the Little Toot Dolphin Tour

After years of watching the Little Toot dolphin tour set out onto Clearwater Harbor, I finally decided it was time to get on board. While I’ve done dolphin sighting cruises at Clearwater Beach before, I’ve never done one on the unique vessel called the Little Toot. In fact, the best dolphin pictures in my collection […]

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival Strikes Again!

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival Strikes Again!

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival 2016 The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival at Clearwater Beach was just as much fun as ever. This event brings a lot of additional attractions to the Pier 60 area of the beach, making it an even larger attraction that usual. Pier 60 holds a nightly sunset festival where vendors […]

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