Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival takes you Under the Sea

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival takes you Under the Sea

Each year the Pier 60 grounds at Clearwater Beach become a scene of the Sugar Sand Festival. It is an event around which vacations are planned and plenty of fun for the regulars is had. Long before the 21,000 square foot tent is opened, sand sculptors from far and wide to create their masterpieces. The […]

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 […]