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 […]

Two Days of Winter in Florida

Two Days of Winter in Florida

We have a running joke on the west coast of Florida regarding our winter lasting two days. It isn’t true, of course, but it is based on a pattern. When cold fronts come down into our area, it can actually get cold. What is cold for someone who lives in Florida? Cold is 35 degrees […]

Dash for Winter Vacation Rental Season

Dash for Winter Vacation Rental Season

Vacation Season Vacation rentals are considered to have seasons. While we all know the standard four seasons, holiday rentals have quite a few more. In fact, Spring Break is considered a “season” all its own to some professionals in the industry. For us, here in Florida, winter is a big season, with unique milestones like […]

Shell Collecting in the Clearwater St Pete Area

Shell Collecting in the Clearwater St Pete Area

The Beauty of the Florida Gulf Coast The Central Gulf Coast is the area of Florida from Tampa Bay regional beaches down to greater Naples region. The area is defined by the remarkable white sands that cover the beaches in volume. This article will cover our stomping grounds of Tampa Bay, where we have personally […]

Paradise Lost; A Beach in Peril

Paradise Lost; A Beach in Peril

Honeymoon Island State Park Beach 4 Million Dollar Face Lift Honeymoon Island received a face lift last year designed to restore its remarkable beaches so that visitors could enjoy the shores that have thrilled beach-goers for decades. Stone jetties were added and sand was pumped onto the shore. The beaches looked fantastic and were ready […]

Chowder Challenge Hits the Spot

Chowder Challenge Hits the Spot

Chowder Anticipation We were waiting for the Pass A Grille Chowder Challenge long before it appeared on the 2015 calendar of events. This was a hit with us last year and we ready to go back. How many events have the best restaurants in the area all cooking to impress you? Last year’s event was […]

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